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Healthy Community Healthy You – Coughing, Let The Germs Out

By   /  February 4, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -In 2019 when the covid-19 pandemic hit, attention was heightened when anyone around us coughed. A cough can send up to 100,000 germs into the air at nearly 100 mph. This is for good reason because these germs are contagious. The germs have bacteria that can spread the common cold, influenza, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Caffeine Good Or Bad For Us

By   /  January 1, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

…. According to today Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Waking up to a cup of Joe is a morning routine for most of us. Billions of people rely on caffeine to get the day going, for a pick me up, and just because they enjoy it. One day we hear it is good for us […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Kidneys: Bean Shaped Trash Collectors

By   /  December 25, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr Megan Johnson McCullough – Just below the rib cage, towards the middle of the back, sit the kidneys. They’re bean shaped and about the size of the fist. Kidneys are processors. They collect “trash” which involves processing about 200 quarts of blood and disposing of about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Lactose Intolerant

By   /  December 18, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – When milk doesn’t do the body good.When someone says, “I can’t have dairy”, we automatically assume they are lactose intolerant.For many, of use, we just think that means you are allergic to dairy and that is as far as our knowledge goes with this condition. “Lactose” actually means “sugar”. This […]

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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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Healthy Community Healthy You – Work life – Jobs That Cause Weight Gain

By   /  November 6, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough-A career life and the adulthood that goes along with making a living, can correlate with lots of time spent sitting. the hours of being sedentary increase with age and eventually, less time is spent being active and making healthy choices. Between office lunches, entertaining clients and customers, the spread in the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Airplane Germs – Flying High With Bacteria

By   /  October 29, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –The thought of sitting in a plane for many hours, just screams germs. Everyone is sitting in an enclosed spaced, breathing recycled air, and then there are people who cough and sneeze in this air. Traveling during the holidays also is the time of year for colds and the flu season. […]

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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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Ask The Pro

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 – 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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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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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 – 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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Healthy Community Healthy You – Chia Seeds – Not Just A Silly Plant To Grow

By   /  June 5, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –Cha-cha-cha-chia…. you remember the Chia Pet?? Now, health food stores are making claims that these tiny seeds are packed with nutrients and can help curb hunger. Chia is a type of seed that come from the Mexican desert plant called Salvia hispanica. “Chia” actually means strength. The ancient Mayan and Aztec […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Body Fat – Extra Layer That Could Go Or Not

By   /  May 29, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough–Oh that extra layer, extra cushion, or extra roll we cringe looking at in the mirror. Body fat is that extra storage dump that seems to creep up on many of us. These fat cells called adipose tissue add up in the body and suddenly there is an excess amount we don’t […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Hepatitis C: The Liver’s Enemy  

By   /  May 21, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –Hepatitis C is a type of viral infection that causes inflammation to the liver. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread through blood that is contaminated. It is most commonly spread via shared needles or other tools that inject drugs. HCV can be short term, but for about 70-85% of people, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You

By   /  March 26, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

PTSD: Movement is medicine Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone who has experienced a dangerous, shocking, or scary event. The person can feel afraid and triggered by certain situations. In a split second, the person can enter the “flight or fight” mode. They feel they must protect themselves from harm. Some people can naturally […]

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