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Healthy Community Healthy You- EMDR – Therapy Work For Trauma Causing Memories

By   /  July 21, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough- Eye movement desensitization processing (EMDR) has become a widely used treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The World Health Organization upholds EMDR as an effective, evidence-based treatment. Even celebrities like Sandra Bullock have advocated for the help EMDR has benefited to their lives. This form of therapy addresses unresolved memories that […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Fleas – Our Pets’ Worse Enemy

By   /  July 14, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Dogs are our furry friends that bring us joy and entertainment. Unfortunately, fleas can be our dog’s enemies, bringing them discomfort and pain. For dog owners, this can be upsetting, and we want to provide our pets with relief as much as possible. Fleas might only be about 1/8 inch long, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Heat vs Ice

By   /  June 15, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

When to use & why Dr Megan Johnson McCullough -Heat and ice are natural at home remedies for many aches and pains. However, depending on your particular problem, there is a preferential treatment for alleviation. In general, heat increases blood flow which helps tight muscles to relax and helps stiff joints to loosen up. Ice […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Anxiety vs Depression – Mental health Comparison

By   /  June 8, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Mental health is pivotal for our emotional and physical health and to be able to live with quality of life. The terms “anxiety” and “depression” are very familiar and get mixed up quite a bit. These emotions are responses to situations be them high-stakes, stressful, disappointing, and/or upsetting. These are moods […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  May 15, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jerri: For best self-care, how often should you wash your hair??  Megan: There are a few factors that can come into play for hair washing frequency. When you are younger, hair oil glands are more active so you may need to wash your hair more. Hair oil gland activity decreases with age so you don’t have […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Drinking Water – 9 types for hydration

By   /  May 12, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – We all too often hear that we need to drink more water. Staying well hydrated is beneficial for every cell in our body, good for our brain, and is necessary for our body to function efficiently. We have the choice of so many beverages that opting for plain water isn’t […]

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Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough Releases Another Children’s Book “June Pug Says No to Drugs” 

By   /  May 9, 2024  /  North County  /  No Comments

Dr. McCullough, aka Dr. FIT (@dr.megan_everybodysfit) is author of two columns for The Vista Press including “Healthy Community Healthy You” and “Ask The Pro”. In her new children’s book, June Pug teaches kids to say no to drugs, what the difference between drugs that can help you and drugs that can harm you are, as […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Pickleball – Social Physical activity

By   /  April 27, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Pickleball has become the new popular activity to play both competitively and socially for nearly 8.9 million players in the U, S. The game spiked in 2022 increasing the number of participants by 85%. It is played on a pickleball court. Participants need a pickleball paddle and ball. The game […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Reverse Dieting – The diet after the diet

By   /  April 21, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough A popular form of eating in the bodybuilding community is called reverse dieting. This type of eating follows the period after sticking to a low-calorie diet for a period for aperiod. The reason to eat this way is to avoid regaining a large amount of weight quickly after reintroducing higher calorie […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Rosacea – When redness to the face persists

By   /  April 14, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Redness that doesn’t go away on the face may be due to the common skin condition called rosacea. Some people experience temporary flares, while others might have symptoms that last for weeks or months. Unfortunately, there is no all-ending cure, but there are skin care treatments to help reduce symptoms. […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  April 2, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Shirley: I’m getting back into exercising. How many days should I do cardio and how many days should I do weights?  Megan: My best recommendation would be based upon if I knew what your goal was. However, in general, you can do cardio 3 to 4 days per week and strength training 2 to 3 […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Ear Infections – Protect Your Hearing

By   /  March 30, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Discomfort in the ear be it pain, pus, drainage, pressure, and/or hearing loss, can be symptoms of an ear infection. The infection can be in the middle part (behind the eardrum), or more towards the inner or outer part of the ear. Ear infections can clear up on their own […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Communication Types – What Type Of Talker Are You?

By   /  March 24, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Communication is how we interact with others including how we speak and respond in different scenarios. We can each be unique in how we talk. Being able to identify what type of communication style we have as well as the types for those people surrounding us, can improve our relationships […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Foods That Don’t Go Bad – Pantry Essentials

By   /  March 17, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – When we make our shopping lists for the grocery store, there are some foods we don’t have to buy as frequently as others. Some are staples we always have in our pantries,while others we might regularly eat. Shelf life varies and some of the preservation processes might be less nutritional […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – DUI – Never Drive Intoxicated

By   /  February 24, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Driving under the influence (DUI) is when a person drives a vehicle while under the “influence” of drugs and/or alcohol. It is commonly called “drunk driving”. The key is that you must be operating a vehicle, not just being intoxicated anywhere outside your home (in public). This can constitute just turning […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Juicing – Drinking Your Fruits & Veggies

By   /  February 18, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Juicing has become a popular craze among fitness and nutrition fanatics. Having a juicer at home is just about as common as having a toaster these days. The power of fruits and vegetables does wonders for our internal health. It is unlikely to consume the recommended daily 17 servings in […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Weather & Mood – Behaviors based on climate

By   /  January 28, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – -We all know that temperature can affect our mood. Everyone has weather preferences, and our behaviors can change with the seasons. Different times of year entail different life occasions such as holidays and events. Various weather patterns bring certain illnesses like flu and colds. There may be times when you […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Martial Arts – So Many Types & Benefits

By   /  January 20, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – There are several types of martial arts with various styles, purposes, and techniques. There has been said to be as many as 180 types. Some of these include tai chi, karate, kung fu, taekwondo, muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, and Krav Maga. These are actually fighting styles with self-defense purposes that come […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  January 17, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Katie: Seems like so many people put electrolytes in their water? Is it really worth it to do that? Megan: It is important to keep fluid balance in the body and we do need to stay hydrated for muscles to function at best.  Electrolytes are minerals that help maintain hydration balance with potassium, magnesium, sodium, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – White vinegar – So many uses & purposes

By   /  January 6, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – We hear a lot about apple cider vinegar and the various health benefits it has for us, but what about plain white vinegar? Some people call this type distilled or spirit vinegar. It doesn’t get the same attention. It is very versatile, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was sold […]

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