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How to Locate and Select a Family Physician

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 3, 2015

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

Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Aug 18, 2015

Starting a new school year is the perfect time to start healthy eating habits. After a summer of traveling and irregular schedules, focusing on promoting healthy lunches and snacks are a great way to instill good eating habits in your children. 

The Basics

Packing healthy lunches is easy when you have a basic formula to follow. Following a formula makes packing a lunch easy because you just fill in the blanks.

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Topics: Wellness

Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian: What's the Difference?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jun 11, 2015

Are you planning to start a new weight loss routine? Have you been trying to lose weight with no progress? Do you want to boost your sports performance? Or do you just want to be more knowledgable about the most healthy eating habits? Whatever your weight loss goals, Johnson Memorial Health has weight loss and wellness specialists to guide you to success.


As a registered dietitian, I am always a little skeptical of the title "Nutritionist."

While all dietitians are nutritionists, not all nutritionists are dietitians.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness

What Are My Surgical and Non-Surgical Weight Loss Options?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 26, 2015

With summer quickly approaching, you may be looking for weight loss options. Whether you just want to drop a few pounds, or you have much more than a few to lose, you are not alone!

Nearly a third of Americans are overweight. At Johnson Memorial, we understand your struggle with weight and have many solutions that will help you achieve your goals.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness

Temptation Bundling: 5 Fun Workouts to Do While You Watch Television

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 21, 2015

Do you have things you know you should do, but lack motivation to actually do them? You know you should exercise, but never seem to find the time.

You know you should eat better, but can't pass up those french fries. What if there is a solution?

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Topics: Wellness

Review of the Best Weight Loss Apps of 2015

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 19, 2015

Most people make a new years resolution to get into shape or lose a couple extra pounds. Some people give up on that resolution by the middle of February. Now that summer is quickly approaching, you may be looking to get into shape before you have to make a public appearance in your swimsuit. In today's world, there is an app for everything and weight loss is no different. It's convenient and always with you. There are many weight loss apps available, ranging from calorie tracking to a virtual personal trainer. Research shows that keeping track of you calories will double your weight loss! 

Today, we will take a look at some of the more popular apps so that you can make an educated guess at which one or combination of apps will work best for you. 

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness

"Clean Eating" and Other Popular Health Phrases Explained

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on May 14, 2015

If you are looking for information about different types or theories of eating, you will often hear buzz words. 

It seems that a new "diet" is being introduced all the time. Emily Wolfe, a registered dietitian at Johnson Memorial Health, says, "I talk to patients regarding the benefits of eating more whole, unprocessed foods; however, a healthy diet can be achieved with all types of food sources. I feel that ALL foods can fit into a healthy diet and that a healthy diet does not need to consist of special, sometimes more expensive, foods." 

She listed some easy ways to introduce a more "clean" diet:

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

The Basics of Building a Tasty Nutritious Smoothie

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Apr 21, 2015

Smoothies are are great way to get a quick dose of vitamins and minerals. They are a great choice for a healthy breakfast, snack, or post-workout boost because they are so quick, easy, and nutritious.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

Healthy Recipes Using Farmers Market Finds

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Apr 16, 2015

The farmers market is a great place to find the freshest sweet corn, the reddest, ripest tomatoes and the most fragrant, flavorful strawberries. Taste heirloom vegetables and fruits and sample hard-to-find foods like morel mushrooms and white peaches.

Many vendors offer recipes and cooking tips. Some sell house-made jams and hearth-baked breads, free-range chickens and fresh eggs, and local honey.

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness

Bone Density Testing: Why It's Important for Women's Health

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Apr 14, 2015

Johnson Memorial offers bone density testing to detect the risk of osteoporosis. Women are at risk of developing osteoporosis.

People used to think that osteoporosis was an inevitable part of aging. Today, we know a lot more about how to prevent, detect and treat the disease. You are never too young or too old to take care of your bones.

Good lifestyle habits can help you protect your bones and decrease your chance of getting osteoporosis. If your healthcare provider has not talked to you about your bone health, it’s time for you to bring it up! 

Early detection is one of the best ways to prevent the debilitating effects of osteoporosis.

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Topics: Wellness, Johnson County Moms, Imaging