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Healthy Community Healthy You- ALOE VERA: The Healing Gel 

By   /  September 19, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough  — The gel from aloe vera has been used for thousands of years for its healing purposes. It is a type of succulent plant with many medicinal purposes. The gel inside the plant is gooey and thick, and it is most commonly used to alleviate sun burns and is consumed in juice form for its health benefits. The gel also makes the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Hand Sanitizer- Easy solution  

By   /  September 12, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough  -Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. When this gel first hit the market, we were prone to believe it would stop all germs in their tracks.  However, in certain situations, soap and water are not available. When this occurs, according to the CDC, using alcohol -based […]

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By   /  September 8, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Stacey: How low are you supposed to squat for correct form?  Megan: There are different recommendations or forms for squatting based on training types and goals. Staying within range of motion safely for the knees would be a 90 degree squat. Going down 60 degrees would be a quarter squat and for some due to injuries […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Sitting -The Sedentary Situation

By   /  September 4, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — It is no coincidence that there’s certainly a connection between the increase of obesityand the increased hours of inactivity in people’s lives. So much of what we do has become available literally “at our finger tips”. Between technology and office jobs, the majority of one’s day can be spent in the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Mercury In Fish – Eat Or Not To Eat? 

By   /  August 28, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Fish are definitely a great protein source that is light, low in calories, and ha little bad fat. Consuming seafood is beneficial for the heart and even for neurological development. Yet there is controversy regarding the mercury that is found in fish which is in fact a toxic metal. Truth be told, the benefits […]

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Healthy Community Health You -SPRAIN vs STRAIN: Are They The Same??

By   /  August 22, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Although the two terms “sprain” and “strain” are often used interchangeably, they are not the same type of injury. SPRAIN A sprain is a tear of a ligament. Ligaments connect bones to bones at the joint intersection. Sprains can happen when a person twist the wrong way, falls, or forcefully hits […]

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By   /  August 18, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Chris: I’m a pizza lover and I try new places all the time and it’s almost a hobby for me at least once or twice a week. I realize pizza is considered junk food but all in all is it really that bad for you? Megan: Pizza does set you up to increase abdominal fat. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -BERRIES: Tiny Powerhouses

By   /  August 14, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — These colorful small bits of fruit pack a big source of flavor and nutrition for us. Berries are tiny powerhouses. There are so many different reasons to eat berries. The number one reason, which you have probably heard before, is that berries are filled with antioxidants. We need and want antioxidants […]

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By   /  August 10, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jim: My buddies and I have been watching the Olympics and professional sports and then thinking about our own bodies and playing sports. We are curious what age is your body at when peak athletic performance happens? Megan: Generally, most research has pointed towards between the ages of 20 to 30 being peak athletic performance […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Asthma: No Breath Of Fresh Air

By   /  August 8, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough —Coughing. Wheezing. Tight chest. Shortness of breath. These are the common symptoms of the air restriction condition called asthma. When the bronchial tubes become inflamed, the airway tightens and can fill with mucus. People experience different symptoms at different times and can go a long periodwithout “attacks”. Some people only have asthma […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Acupuncture

By   /  July 31, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — The 1970s introduced the exotic and interesting field of acupuncture to the world of medicine. Yet, this needle practice has been around for thousands of years in Chinese medicine. I have me a number of clients who use this form of treatment for various reasons, but have never fully understood the […]

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By   /  July 28, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jessica: I’m a caffeine drinker practically all day everyday. I hear mixed things, so is caffeine good or bad for you? Megan: Most research points towards the benefits of caffeine which can improve memory, energy, and mood. It has also been linked to lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes, and can reduce the risk of some […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Allergies: When The Immune System Reacts

By   /  July 25, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — The immune system can become hypersensitive to certain foreign substances. The immune system produces antibodies and when a person has allergies, the immune system makes antibodies that identify an allergen as harmful (even though it isn’t). then when the person comes into contact with that allergen, the immune system creates a […]

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By   /  July 18, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Well, farting is part of life. This socially unaccepted normal occurrence in our bodies isn’t exactly fragrance friendly. And I know you are thinking this is an unexplored topic you didn’t expect me to write about haha. The oldest know recorded joke was about farting. Although a private matter, gas in the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

By   /  July 11, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough -Kinetic Chain: How movement happens – Head, shoulders, knees, & toes. When a chain moves, all the links move as part of the system. The chain in our body consists of bones stacked on joints. Our kinetic chain might remind you of the old saying, “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes…knees and toes”. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -PREDNISONE: The Cure All Prescription

By   /  July 3, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Final answer…. Prednisone. What did the doctor prescribe you for your asthma?? Prednisone. What did the doctor give you for your arthritis?? Prednisone. What did the doctor recommend for your allergies?? Prednisone. This pill gets the job done. Best known for its inflammation reducing power, Prednisone is asteroid drug that reduces […]

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By   /  June 30, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

 Kathy Magerkurth  Cindy: I’ve been having pain on and off with my elbow area and I’ve been told by others that it could be tennis elbow. What exactly is this and how can I manage the pain??  Megan: The tendons in your elbow area have been overloaded possibly due to repetitive movements or overuse of […]

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By   /  June 22, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Layla: I love snacking on carrots and sometimes it’s my snack 2 or 3 times a day just because it’s so easy for me when working. Of course everyone laughs and says I’m going to turn orange. Do carrots really turn your skin orange?? Megan: Overeating carrots could possibly turn the palms of your hands and/or […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Rotator Cuff Injury

By   /  June 19, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough —Rotator Cuff Injury: When less is more..Our shoulder joint is a leading commander for our upper body movements. Composed of 4 ligaments (tissues that connects bones to other bones) that stabilize the shoulder, injury to the area is quite common. Repetitive motions, especially overhead movements, are a major culprit. Baseball and tennis […]

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By   /  June 15, 2021  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Silvia: I like to get Botox done every so often and every time I go it seems like I can’t workout for a while after, or at least they say not to. It bugs me because I hate skipping, workouts, so how long should you wait after Botox to exercise? Megan: Of course my answer […]

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