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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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Healthy Community Healthy You – Soy – Pros & Cons 

By   /  March 20, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Soybeans produce soy which can be processed into a protein that can used in powder or in the form of milk. It comes from an Asian plant and is enjoyed by many in the form of tofu, miso, or protein powder. It is found on many nutrition labels as an ingredient. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Deoderant vs Antiperspirant 

By   /  March 13, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough–Deodorants are applied to the arm pits, feet, and other body parts to prevent body odor (BO) from making its smelly presence. Their purpose is to eliminate odor and control sweat near the underarms. When a person excessively sweats, using an antiperspirant might be a consideration. The primary difference between these two sweaty […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You Burping – Oops Excuse Me!

By   /  February 20, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –When you eat, food enters the mouth, is swallowed, then travels down the esophagus and into the stomach. Upon arrival, the digestive system uses bacteria, acid, enzymes, and chemicals to help pull nutrients from food to be used for energy. Sometimes as you swallow, you might take in additional air. This can […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You -Overeating -Ignoring Hunger Signals

By   /  January 15, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –We are all too familiar with that feeling of being stuffed. For some it’s a rare occasion, but for others each meal can present the chance to eat and eat until overeating strikes again. We might do this at the end of a long day. It’s a holiday so why not? Or maybe when […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Avocados – Green Machine Fruit

By   /  January 8, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Avocado is the main ingredient found in guacamole, a topper for salads, on a sandwich or wrap, and even in smoothies. The Hass is the most common variety in the U.S. Each serving is packed with 20 vitamins and minerals, potassium, folate, and lutein. Potassium helps control blood pressure, folate is needed for cellular repair, and lutein […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Weight Comparisons – More Or Less Than You Think

By   /  January 1, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — The scale. Oh the scale. That piece of equipment can be a psychological mess, but when it shows a number less than then it was last time, it’s our best friend. An unhealthy relationship for sure. But I thought it would be fun and insightful to chat about how much a pound really is. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You-Root Canal – Rescuing A Tooth

By   /  December 18, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Anyone who has had a root canal can tell you it’s a dent in the pocket, but also worth the expense to alleviate the pain or sensitivity from a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A root canal is that final step to save a tooth or else an abscess (inflammation from bacteria) may form. The term “root […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: BPAs – Water Bottle Considerations

By   /  November 20, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –Eat this. Don’t eat that. Drink this. Don’t drink that. We hear confusing, changes, messages all the time from the news, internet, and social media about what is best for our bodies and what should be ruled out. BPA is on the list for me as another one of these confusions. How can drinking out […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Sciatica

By   /  October 24, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough –A common type of pain associated with the sciatic nerve affects may people, particularly in their low back and left leg areas. Sciatica usually affects this one side of the body starting at the low back, running through the thigh, and then all the way down the leg. It can even reach […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Yogurt – Bacteria That Is Good For You

By   /  October 2, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Yogurt is the result of bacterial fermentation of milk. This bacteria is called yogurt cultures. The fermentation of lactose produces lactic acid which is a milk protein. This milk protein gives yogurt both its taste and texture. Cow’s milk is the most popular dairy source used for yogurt production since it […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – SODA

By   /  June 26, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

The fizzy drink that doesn’t pop your health Megan Johnson McCullough– When soda was first introduced in the 18th century, it was actually used for medicinal purposes. This flavored carbonated water was popularly served from fountains in order to help headaches and indigestion. Then the bubbly refreshment became a staple of American culture. Cherry and […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Rotator Cuff Injury

By   /  June 19, 2021  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough —Rotator Cuff Injury: When less is more..Our shoulder joint is a leading commander for our upper body movements. Composed of 4 ligaments (tissues that connects bones to other bones) that stabilize the shoulder, injury to the area is quite common. Repetitive motions, especially overhead movements, are a major culprit. Baseball and tennis […]

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Nicotine: The Tobacco Plant Sedative & Stimulant

By   /  May 2, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough – The tobacco plant was first introduced in Europe over 2,000 years ago. Nicotine is found in tobacco plants. During the 1600s the popularity of smoking pipes and cigars was on the rise. At that time, tobacco had mixed reviews. Some considered it medicinal while others saw the toxic danger. Tobacco was […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: Cheat Meal: Do’s & Don’ts Of This Indulgence

By   /  April 26, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Avid gym goers crave the designated cheat meal. When it comes to food, it’s certainly human nature to have the urge to let loose every now and then. These cravings come in different capacities for each of us. Some can have that ice cream cone once a week or couple slices […]

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