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Finding Creative Ways to Fit Running into Your Busy Schedule

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Mar 12, 2019

We get it! Thanks to your full-time job, your family commitments, and carving out time to spend with your friends, your schedule is packed. It’s all you can do to get a decent night’s sleep!  

However, fitting in a running routine is important to you, too. Not sure how to do that? We have seven suggestions to get you started.

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Topics: Exercise

Scarier NOT to Do It: Importance of Colonoscopy Over 50

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Mar 7, 2019

Men and women over the age of 50 are at the highest risk of developing colorectal cancer, which is cancer that begins in the colon or rectum. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States.

While those statistics may seem daunting, the good news is that even though it is a very common type of cancer, it is also very treatable and even preventable.

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Topics: Cancer

Why Do I Have Urinary Incontinence and What Can I Do About It?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Mar 3, 2019

Whether it’s a minor inconvenience or a larger problem, urinary incontinence has many different causes and can present many different symptoms. But there’s one aspect that’s truly universal: Most patients feel embarrassed about it.

Though it’s a common condition with many treatment options, some patients say they put off talking to their doctor. They anticipated an awkward or uncomfortable conversation about it.

The important thing to remember is that discussing your concerns with your doctor is the first step to addressing what is a very treatable problem— there is nothing at all to be embarrassed about.

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Urinary Incontinence: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Mar 3, 2019

Patients should start a dialogue if experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence sooner rather than later, so that your physician can help you better understand the causes. Additionally, your physician can offer guidance about the best treatment options.

There is no reason to suffer in silence from a sense of shame or embarrassment. Urinary incontinence is a common condition and it is highly treatable.

Here’s a brief list of FAQ’s to help you start a discussion with your physician.

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Topics: Women's Health

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart’s Health

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 22, 2019

It’s February, and if you already feel a little guilty about the New Year’s Resolutions you’ve let slip, you are not alone. Fortunately, a resolution to boost your heart’s health can be easier to keep than you think!

If you’re not ready to hit the gym three times a week (or even if you are), we want to share six easy actions any of us can take to improve the health of our hearts. 

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Topics: Cardiac Care

Myths and Truths About Wine and Chocolate

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 22, 2019

Have you ever heard the saying, “A glass of wine and a piece of dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away?”

Probably not. Yet, every day, patients see articles about a new study proclaiming the health benefits of wine and chocolate. Can wine and chocolate actually be good for you?

We decided to find out by looking behind a few headlines.

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Topics: Cardiac Care

How to Avoid, Treat Frostbite

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 30, 2019

When subzero temperatures arrive, it’s not time to enjoy the great outdoors.

A windchill that dips well below 0°F is dangerous and deadly. Unless you need to travel for work or have an emergency, you should stay indoors.

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Topics: Emergency

Planning a Heart Healthy Diet for Your Family

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 27, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.”

 

The food you eat is just as important as regular exercise. Eating a heart healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke and many other health problems. By understanding which foods are the healthiest for your heart, you can take steps toward a healthy lifestyle and greater quality of life.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss

How Does Hypertension Harm Your Health?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 20, 2019

Hypertension, or enduring high blood pressure, is a condition that can quietly cause damage across the body. That’s why it’s crucial to have your blood pressure checked regularly: to catch high blood pressure before it does serious damage.

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Topics: Hypertension

7 Common Myths About Hypertension

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jan 13, 2019

When your blood pressure stays high for too long, you have hypertension. It can be the result of excess salt, smoking, drinking, obesity, or a combination of factors. Or, as unfair as it is, you might have just inherited high blood pressure.

Hypertension is surrounded by myths and misunderstandings. You may hear all kinds of advice from well-meaning friends and family. Let’s sort through some common myths, so you can make health decisions based on the facts.

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Topics: Primary Care, Hypertension