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Your Healthcare Checklist for the New Year 2017

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 30, 2016 2:14:37 PM

Every year around New Year, we think about changes we would like to make in the coming year. Many go so far as to make resolutions to make positive changes in their life. Some even keep those resolutions for more than a couple of weeks! Your health and well being should be a top priority as you consider positive changes you would like to make in the coming year. Think about taking it a step further than eat better and exercise. Use this healthcare checklist to help you make positive changes this year.

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Topics: Mammogram, Health Care, Colonoscopy

Why You Still Need a Primary Care Physician

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

This is not your grandparents' medical industry today.

Remarkable advances in technology and knowledge mean we can treat diseases and conditions with more advanced procedures and medicines than Grandpa ever imagined.

Even with all the changes in health care, though, one provider has remained an important necessity - the Primary Care Physician. (The same doctor that Grandma depended on.)

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Topics: Health Care

Your Healthcare Checklist for the New Year

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Every year around New Year, we think about changes we would like to make in the coming year. Many go so far as to make resolutions to make positive changes in their life. Some even keep those resolutions for more than a couple of weeks! Your health and well being should be a top priority as you consider positive changes you would like to make in the coming year. Think about taking it a step further than eat better and exercise. Use this healthcare checklist to help you make positive changes this year.

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Topics: Health Care

7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

This time of year most people reflect on the past year and make resolutions or goals to make he new year even better. A lot of times, those new resolutions only last a few days or weeks, and they are thrown by the wayside by the beginning of February. This year, let's set our goals and stick to them! Follow these tips to help you be the best you can be.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness, Health Care

Effects of Social Media on Mental Health & Wellness

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become very popular. One in four people worldwide are using some sort of social media to interact with others. With the uprising of social media sites, there have been many recent studies on the effects of the sites on mental health and wellness.

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Topics: Wellness, Health Care, Mental Health

When Should I Get a Second Opinion?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Questioning the diagnosis of your doctor can be an uncomfortable situation. Many people fear they will hurt their doctors feelings or that they may receive worse care because they will be seen as "too picky."

Why Would I Seek a Second Opinion?

A second opinion could be sought for any situation, but usually a second opinion is sought when a patient is looking for different treatment options.

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Topics: Wellness, Health Care

Is Anxiety Different Than Stress?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Nov 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The words "stress" and "anxiety" seem to be used almost interchangeably in today's society, but are they really the same? Today, let's take a closer look at both emotions.

Stress and anxiety are both emotions that speed up your heart rate and cause muscle tension and rapid breathing. But that might be where the similarities end. The stress we experience includes frustration and nervousness, but anxiety adds in fear and worry. The key difference between stress and anxiety is the sense of helplessness. “When it comes to stress, you can deal with things and master them. By rolling up your sleeves and tackling that stress, you can feel less helpless.” says David Spiegel, Stanford University’s associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

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Topics: Health Care

What are Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 27, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The next time you call to make an appointment with your primary care physician, you may be asked, “Would you like to see our Nurse Practitioner,” or “Would you like to see our Physician Assistant?”

Before you automatically say that you would rather see your normal physician, learn what Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) do, what the differences are and how they can add to your health care experience.

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Topics: Primary Care, Doctor, Health Care

Juicing Fads: Health Benefits or Hoax?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Juicing. If you search the Internet, you'll find thousands of articles. This shows that it's a popular idea, but does that mean it is the healthiest way to get your fix of fruits and vegetables? You can find articles promoting both sides of the argument. Today, let's focus on what the trusted sources say. Then, you can decide what is right for you and your family.

Juicing Vs. Whole Fruits & Vegetables

While juicing does get you concentrated does of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, it takes out the skin, pith, and peel which is where the fiber and other important nutrients are stored. Some claim juicing

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Care

How to Locate and Select a Family Physician

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Whether you have just moved to the area, had insurance changes, or you are just ready for a change, finding a family physician is the first step to managing your healthcare. Your primary care doctor is who you will visit for most of your healthcare needs. It's the doctor you will see for minor aches and pains and to get referrals to specialists.

Your relationship with your family physician is a special one. You'll want to pick one that you feel comfortable with, has expertise in the areas that are important to your health needs, and one who is covered by your insurance. 

Here are some tips to locating and selecting a family physician:

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Topics: Wellness, Doctor, Health Care