Guilty Pleasures

Many of us start the new year with resolutions to change our eating habits and eliminate some of our favorite, but not so healthy, foods from our plates. According to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate for New Year's resolutions is said to be about 80 percent, and most lose their resolve by [...]

By |2020-02-12T16:08:18-06:00February 12th, 2020|

My Comeback From Years of Chronic Back Pain

When I first started NKCH’s Move Plus program, I was one jaded 66-year-old woman. I’ve had back problems for around 40 years. I’ve seen multiple doctors and been to multiple rehab programs. They would work for a time, but one bad move and I was down again. Medication, cortisone shots and ice were my life. [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:42:21-06:00February 10th, 2020|

SAD? It Could Be the Winter Blues

Are you feeling sad? Don’t get the tissues just yet. You may have a case of the winter blues, which is clinically known as seasonal affective disorder. Although it affects 15 million people each year, there’s good news. The condition is treatable. What’s SAD? SAD is a seasonally driven type of depression. Technically, it’s considered [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:06:56-06:00February 7th, 2020|

Support Groups for Life

Sometimes, life hands you a health challenge you’re not sure you can handle. There’s comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Support groups bring people with similar experiences together. They offer a safe place to share personal experiences, discuss treatment options and side effects, express worries, get and give advice, and find new coping strategies. They [...]

By |2020-02-04T20:14:17-06:00February 4th, 2020|

Gestational Diabetes: What Expectant Mothers Need to Know

Each year, 6-9% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop gestational diabetes. Nationally, there has been an increase in gestational diabetes, but annual diagnoses only equate to about 200,000 cases a year. What is Gestational Diabetes? Gestational diabetes occurs when the body either can’t make enough insulin or use it sufficiently during pregnancy. An important [...]

By |2020-01-21T12:25:43-06:00January 21st, 2020|

Reduce. Reuse. Rethink.

Small steps can make a big difference in helping the environment. To reduce foam containers and plasticware usage in Riverbend Grille, customers will notice more ecofriendly products and a different approach to sustainability. China plates will be offered unless otherwise requested. Ecofriendly paper plates, bowls and soup containers will replace foam containers. Additional charges will [...]

By |2020-01-15T15:18:08-06:00January 15th, 2020|

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms and How to Get Help

The birth of a baby is often celebrated with carloads of presents after showers with your best friends, a perfectly placed family heirloom in the nursery, and maternity photos that make you feel like a pregnant pageant queen. But what happens when the perfect nursery feels like a prison? Or your post-baby body makes you [...]

By |2020-01-07T11:52:44-06:00January 7th, 2020|

Rethinking Positivity in the New Year

Vicki Landers, PT, DPT, jumps feet first into whatever goal she’s pursuing. So when friend and colleague Jamie Scheer, MPT, CSMT, suggested she would be a good life coach, Vicki took her words to heart. For those who know Vicki, this pursuit was no surprise. Highly motivated, Vicki devotes herself to helping others, something that’s [...]

By |2019-12-23T17:07:10-06:00December 23rd, 2019|
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