Exercise is Good Medicine

Spin Class

It is never too early or too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Ditch the fad diets and make the commitment to transform your life. Wellness Coordinator Paula Nigro believes in the adage “use it or lose it.” “Inactivity can cause muscles to weaken and the heart and lungs to function less efficiently,” she explains. […]

Conquering Incontinence

Rosalie Ray

After living with incontinence for more than a year, Northland resident Rosalie Ray decided to do something about it. “I wanted a doctor north of the river so I would be close to home,” Rosalie says. Her gynecologist knew just the right physician: Ian Rosbrugh, MD, an OB-GYN with Meritas Health, who recently earned board […]

Specialized Teen Health

Eve Krahn, MD with teen patient

As children grow older, in the blink of an eye they transition from play dates to parties and from carpools to driving. They also stop making regular visits to the doctor, and that change concerns some physicians. Many preteens and adolescents see their doctors only when they are sick or need school vaccinations or sports […]

Got Fiber?

Good Sources of Fiber

Dietary fiber has numerous health benefits and many Americans are not getting enough in their daily diet. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body does not digest. The best sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes. It is recommended that most adults consume between 25 to 30 grams […]

Fighting Chronic Disease with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Sources

What classifies fats as “good” or “bad”? Fatty acids are organized into four groups: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans fats. Good Fats Unsaturated fats are also known as “omega’s”. Omega fatty acids play an important role in overall health. These “good” fats are essential for heart health, lowering risk for coronary artery disease and stroke, […]

Easy on the Eyes

Computer Vision Syndrome

The average American adult spends more than 8 hours of every day in front of a screen working, paying bills, shopping online, reading books or watching movies. Computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones are part of daily life, but extended screen time may have an unexpected downside: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). CVS is a group of […]

Diet Defense

Brocoli Grape Walnut Salad

Winter is in full swing, meaning the sound of sniffles and coughs become a part of everyday sounds. If there was a way you could avoid that pesky common cold, would you do it? One of the most important defenses to prevent illness and colds is making sure your immune system is armed to fight […]