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Healthy Community Healthy You – Jaundice – Yellow Warning Sign

By   /  July 6, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Jaundice occurs when the skin turns a yellowish color, even including the whites of the persons’ eyes and mucus membranes. The yellow pigment is the result of high levels of bilirubin in the body which is a type of bile. The liver produces bile which is a fluid that helps […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Ice Machines – Germ Filled Cubes

By   /  June 30, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Most of us like ice in our beverages. Scientists have said that ice coming from ice machines has more bacteria than toilet water. Some restaurants have been labeled a “hygiene risk” after inspection. Wishful thinking would tell us that this is because toilets are cleaned more often than the ice machine. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Stress Factors – Causes Of This Emotion

By   /  March 10, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Our personal lives are every day faced with both monotonous parts and parts that cause stress. Life can be a balancing act of staying mentally and physically healthy and in doing so, being able to handle things that can strike out of nowhere. Storms come and pass, but during them, […]

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By   /  March 6, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Sarah: I always burn candles in my room and bathroom. Is it true that smelling candles all the time is bad for you? Megan: In general, breathing in any type of smoke frequently is not good for you. The fragrances can have chemicals in them, and wax is made from a biproduct of gasoline. Therefore, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Skin burns – Heated Accidents

By   /  March 3, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Most of us have experienced having a burn as a common injury when making food in the kitchen. Burns are most times a household accident and typically the damage to the skin heals and goes away eventually. However, there are varying degrees of burns with some being much more severe […]

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By   /  February 27, 2024  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Ted: My mom always said when it was cold outside that I had to wear my jacket so I wouldn’t get sick. Does cold weather make you sick?  Megan: Being in cold weather doesn’t directly make you more likely to get sick. It’s the fact that viruses spread more easily when body temperature is colder. […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Remote working – Home life with work life 

By   /  February 11, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – After the Covid-19 pandemic, more people have shifted to working remotely. The days of driving to work have changed for many, and now it’s just a few steps to the home office or living room to get the workday started. For some, the alarm goes off and they check their emails […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Right vs Left Sides of the Brain – Hemispheres of Thinking

By   /  February 3, 2024  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Even though the brain is only 3 pounds, it is the central command station for all that we do. The human brain has 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion connectors doing constant tasks for us every single second. The right and left sides of the brain do play different roles […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Eating healthy – Making the cost budget friendly

By   /  December 31, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – All too often people say that eating healthy is more expensive. They say healthy foods cost more versus other snacks and options. This can depend upon what a person defines as being “healthy”, but generally this is considered eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and leans meats. There are ways to […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Meniscus Tears – Never Taking Our Knees For Granted

By   /  December 16, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Knee pain and swelling isn’t uncommon, considering every step we take, every time we sit down or stand up, and even just standing, we are using our knees. They hold our bodyweight to perform all these functions and in so many different directions and angels. We run, jump, and climb […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Retinoids – Ageing skin care

By   /  December 9, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -The quest for ageless skin becomes part of getting older. Retinoids might be the very solution to help tighten skin’s elasticity, reduce the appearance of brown spots from the sun, minimize theappearance of wrinkles, and slow down the breakdown of collagen (which helps keep skin firm). Dermatologists love this product too. […]

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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 – Acne – Facing This Skin Condition

By   /  November 26, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Acne is a very common skin condition that has to do with hair follicles, oil, and dead skin cells. Acne likes to make itself visible through its presentation of pimples, oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads, and scarring. These symptoms are found on the face, chest, shoulders, and back. Almost everyone has had […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Fumes

By   /  November 18, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – What we breathe in daily can catch up to our lungs later Certain occupations can expose our bodies, particularly our lungs, to substances that could be harmful to our health. Working in such conditions poses the risk due to ongoing exposure for long periods of time as well as the […]

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By   /  November 8, 2023  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Rick: My toenails are falling off. It seemed like just the big one then I noticed a couple others were going away too. Why is this happening?  Megan: There are 4 common reasons your toe nails might fall off. It could be from a fungal infection, side effect of a specific medication you are taking, […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Atrial Fibrillation – Irregular Heartbeat Making Life Irregular

By   /  October 8, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Our heart is at work literally 24/7 for us and without it doing this constant job for us, well, we know the consequences. An irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) can pose complications that increase the risk of having a stroke or even heart failure. It can be frightening for someone and can also […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – CPAP Machine – Making The Nightmare of Sleep Apnea Go Away

By   /  September 3, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Sleep apnea affects nearly 30 million people in the US. That’s approximately 9% of the population. The condition causes interruptions that pause breathing because the throat or airway has collapsed, creating blockage. This is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is the most common type. Central sleep apnea (CSA) occurs […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Adderall – Prescription medication uses

By   /  August 19, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough -Prescription medications, when used appropriately and correctly, treat a specific condition to reduce and/or illuminate symptoms an illness and/or condition has caused. A doctor’s decision to prescribe the medication is based upon his/her diagnosis and the needs of the particular patient. However, the desire for instant gratification, the vulnerability to make […]

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By   /  May 9, 2023  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Melody: I’m a yoga lover and I always attend classes alone because my girlfriends want to lose weight and say yoga doesn’t help with that. Can yoga help you lose weight?  Megan: Yoga definitely stimulates blood flow and more active forms do have movements that boost your metabolism. Yoga can help improve digestion and can […]

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Healthy Community Healthy You – Eye puffiness

By   /  January 22, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

– Unwanted bags & sag on the face Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Having bags under the eyes seems to just be part of getting older. As we age, the tissue that surrounds the eyes does weaken and the muscles also lose their strength. The fat that is stored around the eyes then falls to […]

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