Free Active Brain Apps 

Looking for a way to keep your brain active? Here are a few suggestions:   Learning a New Language  Do you speak Klingon? Or High Valyrian?  Star Trek and Game of Thrones fans young and old may be interested to know that Duolingo, the popular, free language learning app, offers free lessons in both fictional […]

A 4-H Lesson for Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. For those looking for healthy aging tips, there is no better inspiration than the 4H’s of 4H that so many Rush County seniors remember from their youth. The 4-H’s are “head”, “heart”, “hands” and “health”.   “Head”   The 4-H “head” represents clear thinking, which includes making […]

Taking the Meat-Free Plunge 

Going meat free isn’t the “fringe diet” that it once was. Vegetarian and even vegan options are popping up on restaurant menus. Vegetarian blogs such as “Cookie and Kate” or vegan blogs such as “Pickles and Honey” offer countless recipes for meat-free home cooking.   What do we mean by […]

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Back Pain

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Back pain can be one of the most uncomfortable kinds of pain to live with, and one of the most difficult types of pain to treat. When back pain doesn’t respond to surgery, injections, medications or rehab therapy, it can sometimes be treated with spinal cord stimulation or low-level electrical […]

Spicy Foods May Ease Weight Loss

Capsaicin is the ingredient in red hot chili peppers that makes most spicy foods spicy. Capsaicin has been shown to increase the feeling of fullness after eating, which can help regulate appetite. It also helps boost metabolism, which causes the body to burn calories faster. While eating spicy foods alone […]

Stroke Recovery- A Heartfelt Journey 

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A stroke is a life-changing event that affects the body, the mind and the heart. In addition to possible organic injury to the parts of the brain that control emotions, stroke recovery itself can profoundly alter a patient’s sense of self. Speech, movement and cognitive ability may all be affected […]

Pets and Their People

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If you’ve been stuck at home lately due to Covid-19, there’s a good chance you’ve been spending more quality time with your pet. There’s an even better chance that this quality time has been good for your health. Pets can contribute to human health in a number of ways. From […]

Annual “Well-Women’s Visits” Help Keep Women Healthy

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Is it time for your annual Well-Woman Visit? These visits should be part of the healthcare routine of all women age 21 and over. They are especially important for the early diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer. Well-Women Visits may include an annual pelvic exam, particularly if the patient has […]

What are your core muscles and why do they matter?

References to “core muscles” are popping up everywhere in fitness articles and among exercise gurus. But what are core muscles and why do they matter? Your core muscles include the muscles in your lower back, your abdomen and your sides and your pelvis, basically, the muscles around your trunk. These […]