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By   /  August 17, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Kimmie: Is organic food healthier for you? That’s what it seems like.  Megan: Organic foods are healthier for the planet because pesticides and possible harmful to the environment fertilizers are being used agriculturally. Those substances could be found in possible traces on the foods that you are eating. However, in terms of nutrients, there aren’t necessarily […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Diabetes – Insulin’s Enemy

By   /  August 14, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –Diabetes has been called the disease of “affluence”, meaning today’s lifestyle and how long people are now living, has led to the prevalence of this condition. More than 15 million American and two million Canadians have type II diabetes, while 70 million Americans are considered pre-diabetic with their current symptoms. It […]

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By   /  August 10, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Mariel: My asthma is terrible and not improving so I was prescribed prednisone. I want to keep working out because I’m trying to lose weight, but this medicine makes me feel like I’m gaining weight. How does prednisone affect weight?  Megan: Fluid retention is a common side effect of taking prednisone which can make someone feel […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Music & Exercise

By   /  July 30, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –Healthy Community Healthy You – Music & Exercise – move it move it groove it groove it The sweats dripping, the music is pumping, and you are in the workout zone. Music practically coincides with exercise. It’s a sin to forget your headphones when going to the gym. Having the latest […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Mayonnaise – You “may” Want To Hold Off

By   /  July 17, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough, EdD – Mayonnaise, “mayo”, is a popular condiment used around the world. It is the combination of egg yolk, oil, acid, and either lemon juice or vinegar. This recipe might be tasty, but it is full of trans fat and saturated fat. The heart does not appreciate this. The list of […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Contacts: Careful Care Is Necessary

By   /  July 9, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Wearing contacts is a convenient correction to vision that eliminates the extra pair of glasses. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 41 million contact lens wearers in the U.S. are practicing at least one behavior that can cause risk for eye infection. Wearing contacts also puts a person at […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Body Balance: Control Of Your Frame

By   /  July 2, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Balance is the body’s ability to be pulled in the right direction at the right time. The central nervous system (CNS), composed of the brain and spinal cord, accomplishes this task for us. This system is in charge or activating and relaxing the needed muscles with precise timing.  The CNS is overstimulated every second of […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Chocolate: Consider The Type Before You Take A Bite 

By   /  June 26, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Oh, who doesn’t like chocolate? Any excuse to eat some and then have a little more seems to make reasonable sense. Any occasion will do for chocolate consumption in some form or another. Luckily, there actually have been proven health benefits to eating chocolate. These include lowering cholesterol, reducing the […]

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By   /  June 15, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Tiffany: My friends swear by fasted cardio but I don’t know if that’s safe for me because I tend to workout really hard?  Megan: Fasted cardio can be effective because the body is pulling from reserves and may tap into burning more stored fat, but at certain intensities it may not be safe. Depending on what you […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Whiplash – Surprise Distress to The Body

By   /  June 12, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough — Whiplash is caused by a forward or backwards jerking of the head. The most common cause is from being in a car accident. Symptoms don’t always immediately present themselves, but tend to surface at least within 24 hours of the trauma. Soft tissue becomes damaged from the jerking motion to […]

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