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Healthy Community Healthy You – Dried Fruit – Pros And Cons To Packaged Sweetness

By   /  May 25, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Part of a healthy, balanced diet includes the consumption of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Dried fruit might seem like a handy snack to meet this dietary recommendation. This snack consists of fruit in which the water has been removed by a dehydrator or naturally from the sun. Apricots, cranberries, raisons, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Apples – Do They Keep The Doctor Away??

By   /  May 5, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -They say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Is this statement true?? Apples do have multiple health benefits and many types for us to enjoy. From green to GrannySmith, to Fuji, Gala, and Red Delicious, there’s a taste and type for different tastebuds. We can eat one right in […]

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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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Healthy Community Healthy You – CoolSculpting – Making Fat Go Away

By   /  April 7, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Body image, self-confidence, weight loss, and appearance, are daily thoughts many of us literally “face” each time we look in the mirror. The reflection we see, no matter whatanyone else has said, is our own interpretation of what we look like. The dilemma is that most of us want to look […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Body Mass Index – Measurement Of Fat

By   /  January 14, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr Megan Johnson McCullough -Body mass index is a measure of body fat that is based upon an individual’s weight and height. Mathematically speaking it is the measure of a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Since BMI measures body fatness, it can indicate health problems associated with weight. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Falling – No One Likes Going Down

By   /  December 23, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – When we fall it isn’t exactly something we planned for or meant to do, but it happens. Falling happens especially as we age, and sometime the resulting injuries can be major setbacks. People over the age of 65 are at the highest risk. In fact, 35% of this 65 and […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Potassium – A Mineral & Electrolyte Our Body Needs

By   /  December 2, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough- We have heard about making sure we get enough potassium to help our bodies. We might hear someone tell us this if we are having muscle cramps or seem to be experience fatigue more than normal. There are a number of reasons our bodies need potassium and several sources we can […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Retirement – Time to re-define your time

By   /  November 12, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – We work to live then someday we earn the ability to just live without having to work. In our careers, we continue year after year until we reach the “goal” of retiring. Different circumstances present different ages and scenarios of being able to retire, but either way, it means not […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Art Therapy – When words can’t express

By   /  November 4, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -The state of our mental health is critical to our quality of life and well-being. There are different types of help to address mental health conditions, and these can include assisting those in need through individual, group, and/or family sessions. An art therapist can provide services via private practice, at community […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Portions & Servings –How Much Are We Really Eating??

By   /  October 1, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Multiple times per day we have to think about food and we have to eat food to function. How much we eat at any particular time requires self-regulation, willpower, paying attention and responding to our body’s hunger cues, and having to make choices about what we are consuming. Sometimes we are […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Opioids – Pain Relief That Might Do More Harm Than Good

By   /  September 24, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Pain is a feeling that can be disruptive and agonizing to experience. Alleviating pain can improve quality of life, but the mechanism to do this has to be safe. Opioids are a group of pain-relieving drugs that attach to opioid receptors in the brain that signal the brain to reduce […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Age Spots – Time Will Tell

By   /  August 13, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – We do a full examination of our face in the mirror practically every day as if it is part of our morning and/or evening routine. We stare at every blemish and watch the effects of aging take place with a little disgruntle every time we spot something new. Age spots […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Vaping – The Smoker’s Switch To Electronic Cigarettes

By   /  August 5, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –E-cigarettes, also called vaping, can now be found everywhere across the country. Some look like a real cigarette, but they’re battery operated. There are different brands and different looks for the tanks. No matter the look, they all work the same. The container (tank) is filled with nicotine containing liquid with […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Vodka – Zero In Everything But Calories

By   /  July 16, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – The alcohol industry has become more and more lucrative with many brands, tastes, and types widely available. One study found that in a 3-month period, 60% of Americans had a beverage with vodka in it. In 2019, an estimated 77.57 million 9-liter cases of vodka were consumed in the United […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Hip & Knee Surgeries

By   /  July 2, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Common body parts that need TLCWhen it comes to surgeries, the hips and knees are the most common types hospitals see and the most common types for Medicare beneficiaries. This means that among people over the age of 65, for various reasons be it injury or part of ageing, the […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Eyesight – Near or Far

By   /  May 21, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Our eyes are what make life visible for us to see all that is put in front of us. The two eyes on our face place a pretty big role and many of us have come to experience how eyesight can be affected with age, color, brightness, darkness, or what is […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Medications – U.S. Doctors Prescribe For Many Reasons

By   /  May 13, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Doctors in the United States prescribe medications to those patients in need to help treat and address medical conditions of many, many types. The most common prescriptions are those to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The following are a list of medications, in no particular order, that […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Fingernails & Toenails -All 20 have a purpose

By   /  May 7, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –We have twenty total on our body when it comes to fingernails and toenails, some of us keeping them short, tamed, long, clean, or dirty. Fingernails and toenails are part of our personal hygiene. There’s an entire nail industry full of colors, designs, and shapes. Besides being possible art projects, nails […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Simple vs Complex Carbs Nutrition 101

By   /  March 26, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -One of the most controversial nutritional elements are carbohydrates. Diets for decades have either ruled them out, praised them, or come up with complicated ratios we should abide by each day. Carbohydrates are an essential component of our daily nutrition, but of course there are choices left up to us as […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Fevers – Feeling The Body Temperature Heat

By   /  March 18, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough –When your body temperature temporarily raises, a fever has struck. The immune system is communicating. Most likely an infection has made its way into your body. Fevers don’t make you feel very great, usually bring on discomfort and just wanting to be lethargic. Our average body temperature is 98.6 F (37 […]

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