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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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“Healthy Community Healthy You” – Low Back Pain

By   /  April 19, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Listen to you mother and don’t slouch Megan Johnson McCullough –Nearly 60-80% of the general adult population suffers from low back pain. Yes, that many of us. Annual medical costs associated with this type of injury is reported to be nearly $26 billion in the United States.  85% of male gymnasts have low back pain, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You: GERD- Irritating Acid Reaction

By   /  April 12, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough … Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is that irritating acid that can build in the stomach and esophagus. Many of us experience this from time to time, but chronic heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, feeling like there is a lump in the throat, and even regurgitation, can become a persistent hinderance to one’s […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  April 8, 2020  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Steven: I always hear that carbs are bad for you. It seems like everything I like has carbs in it. So are carbs really bad for you? Megan: Many people think that eating carbs leads to gaining weight. There are actually 3 main types of carbohydrates: sugar, starch, and fiber. Dietary Guidelines recommend that 45-65% […]

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“Healthy Community Healthy You”: BURSITIS – Stress To The Bursa

By   /  February 15, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Megan Johnson McCullough — Bursa is a sac that is filled with fluid found between the tissues of the muscles, bones, skin, and tendons. The role of the bursa is to provide lubrication to help reduce rubbing, friction, and irritation between these areas. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa. This inflammation can be caused […]

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