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By   /  February 26, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Colleen: I try to eat all my fruits and veggies but I really don’t know how much I should be getting in each day. What do you recommend? Megan: Every body type has different demands primarily based upon activity levels and if the person has any nutrient deficiencies or absorption troubles. The U.S. Department of […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: DIVERTICULOSIS: Stomach Diversion

By   /  February 23, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — The walls of the digestive tract play a very important role in our relationship with food. Diverticulosis is a condition that occurs when pockets form in the digestive tract. These pockets, called diverticula, mostly form in the colon (the lower part of the large intestine). The lining of the inner intestine […]

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By   /  February 19, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Destiny: I always hear that eating red meat is bad for you. Is that true?  Megan: Red meat has its pros and cons just as many food choices do. Truth be told when compared to lean white meats, red meat is higher in saturated fat which raises cholesterol levels. This of course increases the risk […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: BURSITIS – Stress To The Bursa

By   /  February 15, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Bursa is a sac that is filled with fluid found between the tissues of the muscles, bones, skin, and tendons. The role of the bursa is to provide lubrication to help reduce rubbing, friction, and irritation between these areas. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa. This inflammation can be caused […]

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By   /  February 12, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Dominick: They always say muscle weighs more than fat. So when I weigh myself and nothing changes even though I’m working out and really trying to eat right and I see in the mirror that I am changing…. does that mean I’m gaining muscle? Megan: Always remember the scale is only a numerical value and […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: FRUIT JUICE – Sugar In Liquid Form

By   /  February 8, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — How many people were raised starting the morning with a glass of orange juice with breakfast?? Apple, grape, orange, pineapple, cranberry…. there’s a type of juice to please everyone’s taste buds. The fallacy is that many believe drinking fruit juice equates to eating fruit. Therefore, fruit juice is perceived as healthy. […]

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By   /  February 5, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Cynthia: Megan, I don’t know when to use heat or ice when I have different pains. Sometimes I need to help get rid of being sore after exercise or sometimes I need to help my lower back pain. What’s the difference between heat and ice? Megan: Hey Cynthia. Great question. I like to think of […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: Pushups – Raise Your Fitness Level

By   /  February 2, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — A push-up is a multi-beneficial exercise that targets the pectoral muscles, deltoids, glutes, and core. Proper technique starts with aligning the hands under the shoulders in a plank position. The hands should be shoulder width apart. When performed on the toes, the legs should be straight, you are on the balls […]

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By   /  January 30, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kevin: It seems that everyone recommends different amounts of sleep. Some say 8 is the magic number some say 6 or 7. What do you suggest?  Megan: Hey Kevin, sleep deprivation is a common phenomenon. Some people can function off 6 hours, some need as much as 10 hours. We also might find that when […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You” – Cataracts: Live To See Each Day

By   /  January 26, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Cloudy, blurry vision might mean you have cataracts. This condition is much more common in older adults, especially those over age 60. Cataracts are the result of protein building up in the eye that is blocking clear vision. Light is not able to pass clearly to the eye. There are four […]

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By   /  January 22, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Katie: I’ve heard a lot about heart rate training for weight loss and see people wearing monitors and checking their watches. Can you explain how heart rate training works if I wanted to do it to lose weight?  Megan: Hey Katie, the target heart rate range for weight loss is 65-75% of your maximum heart […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: Freckles, Moles, & Skin Tags

By   /  January 18, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough– “Everyone has different types of skin lesions that are common and benign, meaning not cancerous. The most common are freckles, moles, and skin tags. Some people embrace these skin markers while others would rather do without and even try to get rid of them. Freckles: These are small brown spots found face, […]

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By   /  January 14, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jordan: Seems like at the gym and in so many magazines, all you see are advertisements for different supplements for everything. What should people be taking and how do you even know which ones to take?  Megan: Hey Jordan, as a professional all natural bodybuilder, I don’t need to supplement or “substitute” certain products into […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: BODY HAIR: Your own fleece

By   /  January 11, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Body hair, termed androgenic hair, develops on the body during the years of puberty. We need this hair to regulate our body temperature. When it’s cold, the hairs stand up because the tiny muscles surrounding the hair follicles are trying to trap more heat. This is when we see goosebumps on […]

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