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Nov • 15 • 2017

Be Proactive About Health Screenings

For less than $100, you could learn crucial information about the status of your heart, colon, lungs, and other body systems. Johnson Memorial Health offers a wide variety of low-cost preventive...

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Oct • 23 • 2017

Common COPD Triggers and How to Avoid Them

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) means looking out for triggers that make it worse. A trigger is anything in your environment that makes you cough, wheeze, sneeze, feel short...

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Oct • 16 • 2017

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Mood?

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and about 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed every year. Diabetes basically means having too much glucose in the blood. Glucose fuels your brain and...

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Oct • 9 • 2017

Am I Too Young to Have Arthritis?

Younger people with joint pain, swelling, or stiffness often dismiss arthritis as a cause. After all, arthritis is for old people, right?

Not at all. About 7% of doctor-diagnosed arthritis cases are...

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Aug • 25 • 2017

Answers to Questions About Your Pap Test

The earlier cervical cancer is diagnosed, the better your chances are for a good outcome.

The most effective way to test for cervical cancer is a Pap test (also called a Pap smear). It can also...

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Aug • 3 • 2017

Signs You are Experiencing Perimenopause

Can we talk? The first reaction to the signs that women may be transitioning to menopause is as varied as the women experiencing it.

Emotions can range from sadness to happiness; from doubt to...

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Jul • 26 • 2017

Early Prenatal Care Important for You and Baby

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you need to understand the importance of your health.

Proper prenatal care not only protects your body, it helps your baby’s development...

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Jul • 19 • 2017

Prenatal Tests Help Take Care of You and Baby

Learning that you are expecting is exciting. The anticipation of caring for a precious baby makes you happy.

Remember, though, your pregnancy is a wellness journey that requires constant attention....

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Jul • 14 • 2017

How to Have a Safe Time at the Fair

Who doesn’t love one of our summer rituals – the local fair? The rides, the food, the games.

For children, a trip to the county or state fair is an experience they will remember forever. They get to...

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Jun • 29 • 2017

Stress Urinary Incontinence Isn’t a Laughing Matter

It can be very embarrassing.

You are with friends during your girls night out, and someone tells a funny joke. You laugh, and you accidentally urinate. And it’s not the first time this has happened.

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Jun • 14 • 2017

How to Deal With High Risk Pregnancies

Before picking out names or decorating a nursery, you need to consider the health of you and your baby before you become pregnant.

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human...

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Jun • 6 • 2017

Hysterectomy Reasons, Options and Information

The female reproductive system is the remarkable and robust producer of life. Yet, it is fragile and requires constant monitoring and care.

When health problems arise or persist with a uterus and/or...

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