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|

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|

Honor Flight Brings NKCH Physician and Vietnam Veteran Father to D.C.

With the National Mall’s cherry blossom trees as a backdrop, MSGT Bob Cummins (left) and his son, Gregory A. Cummins, DO, visit the nearby Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Forty-six years ago, Gregory A. Cummins, DO, was 10 years old when he greeted his father, MSGT Bob Cummins, at Robins Air Force Base in [...]

By |2019-05-28T10:33:09-05:00May 26th, 2019|

A Home of Their Own

May is National Foster Care Month, but the plight of children who need foster families is a year-round problem. Four employees stepped up to make a difference for seven children in our area. They share their stories to raise awareness of children who need someone to love and care about them. Annually, 440,000 children need [...]

By |2019-05-21T11:24:43-05:00May 21st, 2019|

The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

A growing body of research shows that certain vitamins, minerals and foods may reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Nutritional psychiatrists believe the connection between nutrition and mental health can be found in your gut, more specifically, to the bacteria that grow in the gut (stomach, intestines and colon). There are good and bad [...]

By |2018-09-06T09:23:17-05:00September 4th, 2018|

What Is Mental Health?

By Stacie Newberry, LCSW, Jennifer Riddell, LCSW, and Dawn Rosey, LCSW Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life – from childhood and [...]

By |2019-03-15T15:55:37-05:00August 23rd, 2018|

Festive Entertaining on the Cheap

’Tis the season to be jolly. Before the holidays, you packed your schedule with get-togethers and offered to host a gathering for friends. Now, you’re wondering how you’re going to afford it, let alone get it all done. Fa-la-la-la-la your way to a festive holiday with these low-cost party ideas. Budget-friendly Party Starters Set a [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:23:22-05:00November 28th, 2017|
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