Come on Down, You’re the Next Contestant on The Price Is Right

For most TV viewers, it’s an unfilled dream to be a game show contestant. However, Mike Kallenberger, PharmD, BCPS, is one of the lucky ones. He knows how it feels to be a contestant and a winner on the beloved Price Is Right game show, where contestants compete to win cash and prizes in pricing [...]

By |2019-04-18T17:20:57-05:00April 17th, 2019|

Chocolate: Good for You or Just Really Good?

The average American consumes nearly 10 pounds of chocolate each year. That’s equivalent to eating three Hershey’s kisses every day. Some studies make lofty claims like you can lose weight by eating chocolate. Claims like this lead one to ask, “Is chocolate actually good for our health or do the negative effects of eating chocolate [...]

By |2019-04-16T09:52:32-05:00April 16th, 2019|

When Stomach Troubles Turn Serious

Constipation, diarrhea and bloating. Everyone has stomach trouble from time to time. But, irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, can keep the bowels in constant turmoil and make daily life challenging. IBS is a chronic stomach disorder that causes pain, recurring diarrhea or constipation, or both. Frequent trips to the bathroom are only part of the [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:15:38-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

For Your Eyes Only

Vision changes are a normal part of aging. Most people find themselves reaching for reading glasses once they hit their 40s. Sometimes, other more serious age-related vision problems, such as macular degeneration, develop and cause concern. Part of living a quality life with AMD is knowing the symptoms .“The most notable symptoms of age-related macular [...]

By |2019-04-03T10:37:29-05:00April 1st, 2019|

My Husband Smoked for 30 Years, Screenings Help Us Breathe Easier

A pack-a-day smoker, my husband, Brad, began smoking in 1976 when he was 16. His father, grandfather, parents’ friends and friends smoked. Although it was after the 1964 release of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it was a time when 40% of Americans smoked. People could light up in any number [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:14:31-05:00March 27th, 2019|

Keeping the Faith After a Cancer Diagnosis

David is now in remission and back to work after two years of treatment and recovery. It may sound odd for someone to feel “chosen” for cancer but that’s how David Rolf feels after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. For David, who works in Radiology, his cancer diagnosis strengthened his faith and his [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:35:25-05:00March 26th, 2019|

New Technology Maximizes Hearing Aid Fit

One of the issues we as audiologists have with hearing aids is that everyone’s anatomy is unique, and hearing aid manufacturers cannot account for everyone. This can result in ill-fitting hearing aids. Having a well-fitting hearing aid is vital for people with hearing loss. Because hearing aid manufacturers cannot account for the unique shape of [...]

By |2019-04-10T13:59:18-05:00March 18th, 2019|

Kindness Overflows

The image of a newborn leaving the hospital wearing only a lightweight T-shirt and diaper lingered with Social Worker Mary Ann Lytle, MSW. She knew in her heart babies transferring into foster care deserved more when they left the hospital. Mary Ann wanted to show those babies that NKCH staff cared about them. Asking [...]

By |2019-03-11T11:04:18-05:00March 11th, 2019|
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