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By   /  November 30, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jane: When it starts to be fall and winter, the second I step outside my nose starts to run. Why does the cold make my nose run?  Megan: When we breathe in, the cold air travels to our lungs. Our noses warm the air that we breathe in which adds moisture. Cold air irritates the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Eye Boogers: Morning Surprise

By   /  November 27, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Waking up and looking in the mirror, we do the initial one over and notice crust or discharge in the corner of our eyes. Many call it “sleep” or “eye boogers”. This buildup of mucus in the eyes happens all through the day, but at night we don’t blink to […]

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By   /  October 18, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Brandy: How much time spent in the sun is too much per day?  Megan: We know that vitamin D from natural sunlight has many benefits, but to be cautious with excessive sun exposure to protect our skin. It does of course vary by type of skin and time of day. In general about 15 minutes […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Concussion – Violent Shake To The Head

By   /  October 15, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is the most common type and is also considered the least serious. The term “concussion” comes from the Latin word “concurate” which means “to shake violently”. Most occur during sports or recreational activities. They can also result from a car […]

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By   /  October 11, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Hana: My grandma’s skin has become thinner and even if she bumps her arms on practically anything she bruises pretty bad. How can she make her thin skin thicker? Megan: There is no scientific way to reverse thinning skin. However using retinols that have vitamin A can help. Drinking plenty water keeps the skin hydrated […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Plantar Fasciitis – Heel To Toe pain

By   /  October 9, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –Overly stretched, tiny tears can lead to inflammation and pain in the arch of the foot. This condition, called plantar fasciitis, accounts for nearly 1 million doctor visits per year. Our foot has a thick band of tissue called fascia that runs from our heel to our toe. This troublesome foot […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Garlic – Versatile Seasoning

By   /  October 2, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough- Garlic comes from Central Asia and northeastern Iran. However, it is a seasoning that is used all over the world. This spice is a relative to onion, leek, chives, and shallots. It is readily used for cooking and sautéing. The perks of garlic are many, and the health benefits have made […]

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By   /  September 28, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Lupe: My knees ache all the time and I don’t want to get injured working out. What exercises are the worst for your knees?  Megan: The knee is prone to injury but oftentimes this is due to poor form during movement patterns. For the most part, you can do all kinds of exercises but need to […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Break Up With The Scale

By   /  September 24, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough — The glaring number, Oh, the scale. That number. That statistic. The games that nasty measurement tool can play. Why does it matter so much?? How has our society equated weight to being confident, comfortable, or “in-shape”?? Data can be motivating and an indication of progress when trying to lose weight. […]

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By   /  September 21, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Mel: Why does doing the leg press machine at the gym hurt my back?  Megan: For persons who have had injury, putting the body in a fixed axis move can sometimes force the muscles to perform movements that compromise proper form. You are not able to accommodate or modify for the injury. The pelvis is put […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Stretching – Lengthening Reward To Your Body

By   /  September 18, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –Flexibility and range of motion in the joints is important for many reasons when it comes to the muscles and connective tissue. It is common to leave out this activity pre or post exercise, neglecting the time to stop and do this. Maybe some of the benefits will persuade you to […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Insulin – A Very Sensitive Hormone

By   /  September 11, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Insulin is the hormone that take the glucose from the blood and moves it to the cells for use for energy and for storage. We typically hear about this topic in relation to diabetes. That is because people with diabetes high levels of insulin in their blood. As a result of this insulin imbalance, either […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Brush your teeth – A Must For Hygiene

By   /  September 3, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth two times per day with fluoride toothpaste. One of our childhood milestones was learning to brush our teeth. This practice is a regular routine in our lives. We know we have to get the front, sides, and all the way in back. We […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Urinary Tract Infections – A Woman’s Bathroom Nightmare  

By   /  August 28, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –So many women suffer from urinary tract infections (UTI’s) we are hearing about medications on T.V. commercials and even the radio. Some researchers have estimated that the likelihood of getting a UTI is 1 in 2 women. Many women have them repeatedly. It might seem silly, but after using the restroom […]

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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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