Category Archive: Patients, Resources

Harness the Resiliency of Military Families When Moving

Lessons in the emotional and physical impacts of moving through the eyes of military families. May is Military Appreciation Month. Considering fewer than one-half of one percent of the population serves in the U.S. armed forces, it may not be a particularly notable month compared to others. However, those in the military dedicate their lives […]

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Category Archive: Nutrition, Patients

How to Make the Mediterranean Diet Work for You, Now

For years the Mediterranean diet has shown steady health benefits, such as lowering inflammation, helping you lose weight, maintaining your memory and brain function, and much more. The basics of the Mediterranean diet A good place to start is our free Mediterranean Diet Pocket Guide. But here are the basic principles that can improve most […]

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Category Archive: Healing Tools, Patients, Providers, Resources

What should I know about medical cannabis?

What should I know about medical cannabis? Find answers to some frequently asked questions and check out our new Cancer and Cannabis Pocket Guide You have options. This may be the most important message to share these days about medical cannabis. Also known as medical marijuana, and kin to the popular CBD products you may […]

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Category Archive: Healing Tools, Nutrition, Patients, Resources

When Your Body Makes the Rules: Living with a Chronic Condition

Six in 10. For older adults, more than eight in 10. That’s how many Americans live with a chronic disease or health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging[i] [ii] . The CDC also tells us that 4 in every 10 U.S. adults live with […]

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Category Archive: Patients, Resources

Animals for Mind, Body, and Spirit Health

Research has long suggested that humans benefit physically and emotionally from spending time with animals. Lower blood pressure, reduced stress,[i] and more exercise[ii] are just a few of the findings. Other benefits may include preventing the development of allergies[iii] and helping us get to know our neighbors.[iv] The bond with pets If you have a […]

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Category Archive: Healing Tools, Home, Patients, Resources

Grieving the Healthi(er) Person You Used to Be

The pain of loss from chronic illness or a life-threatening diagnosis is very real Olivia’s lupus struck during her second year in college. An art major, she noticed her hands hurt a lot, and thought it was just because she was drawing so much. But her other symptoms prompted her to see a doctor on […]

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Category Archive: Patients, Resources

Finding and Working with a Therapist

You’ve thought about it: talking to a professional counselor, finding a therapist, going to group sessions. Perhaps you’ve wondered if your child or teen needs therapy, looked online to see what therapy costs, or checked the mental health coverage on your insurance plan. But you’re still not sure. Are your problems “all in your head”? […]

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Category Archive: Home, Patients, Physicians

The power of journaling with April Stearns

We had the privilege of being joined by April Stearns on a recent episode of our Facebook Live series, Get Well and Stay Well. April is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Wildfire Magazine, a digital and print journal of survivorship issues faced by women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. The conversation […]

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Mindfulness and Healing – An Inspiring Interview with Shannon Harvey

This past December, we had the pleasure of hosting journalist and director Shannon Harvey on our Facebook Live series, Get Well and Stay Well. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and failing to find relief in conventional medicine, Shannon embarked on an experimental year of mindfulness, detailed in her book, My Year Of Living […]

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Category Archive: Patients, Physicians, Resources

Journaling to Manage Stress

Did you ever keep a diary? The kind with a lock and key or a spiral notebook you kept under the mattress as a kid? When you think of journaling, you might think of recording your daily thoughts and deepest secrets. While that can be satisfying, there’s more than one way to journal. In this […]

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