Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

Perfect Spring Citrus

As we begin to move away from cold weather and warm comfort foods into outdoor activities and sunshine, at the top of many minds - and grocery lists - are fresh fruit and summer salads. These refreshing foods are often associated with backyard BBQs, family gatherings, and happiness, but did you know one key element in many of these foods not only adds bright flavors but also packs an incredible boost for the immune system? 

Vitamin C is 1 of 13 essential vitamins and its benefits are long:

-Lowering the incidence of

Sourdough is King

Sourdough and Tiger King got us through March 2020. It wasn’t that long ago that grocery stores were suddenly out of yeast.  Lack of yeast and an abundance of time at home resulted in a sourdough bread trend. This was the first-ever trend that I was ahead of. I had been baking sourdough for over a year at that point. Let’s rekindle the sourdough trend.

Sourdough bread doesn’t require many ingredients: flour, salt, water. A few key tools are required as well: food thermometer, dough scraper, kitchen scale, woven basket, and a dutch oven.

Guilt-Free Super Bowl Snacks

Over the years, Super Bowl Sunday has become synonymous with delicious snacking. We prepare for the big day all week long, get excited about our pick for winner, and then the day comes and we're surrounded by a dozen foods that we've deemed only appropriate for one-day per year. We find ourselves with similar feelings to Thanksgiving or 4th of July. Inevitably, guilt and shame have joined us when we should just be enjoying the thrill of the game (or half-time).

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Quarantine

Is COVID-19 hitting a little too close to home? With so much focus on quarantining, it can be easy to forget about protecting one group of people from COVID– your family. But just because one person tests positive doesn’t mean the entire household is doomed to get it as well.

Follow these tips to protect your family members from COVID, even when one person contracts it:

Seat Belts Save Lives

Seat belts save lives! November 14 is National Seat Belt Day, which is a perfect time for Jeff Hoster from our EMS Department to share some facts about how seat belts save lives. Jeff is an EMS Educator and Paramedic.