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Overcoming Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

Submitted by Carriage Crossing of Bloomington Everyone knows that it’s important to eat healthy foods. Healthy eating can help you lose or maintain weight, feel better overall, and possibly decrease your chances of getting certain diseases. Making smart food choices is important at any age. But eating healthy can often be difficult, especially for older […]

4 Powerful Benefits of Being Outside

Submitted by Holly Hall, CDP, CMP, CPASRM, Executive Director, The Village at Mercy Creek Being outside contributes to both physical and mental well-being. This is especially true for older adults who may face various challenges that prevent them from getting outside. While safety and security are important for seniors with health or mobility issues, and […]

Improving Self-Care in the Digital Age

By Danielle King, QMHP, The Mental Wellness Center The practice of cultivating self-care in the digital age can be challenging at best, and can often be soul crushing. It’s easy to fall into a social media world full of content that can hinder your ability to care for yourself. It’s not a coincidence that social […]


By Alexander Germanis Most people are old enough to remember a time in America where main streets in towns and small cities were lined with stores and other businesses owned and operated by the citizens of those communities. Due to mass market retailers, online juggernauts, and increased globalization, those main streets have become miniature ghost […]

Cancer: What Millennials & Gen-Xers Need to Know

By Amy Talcott There’s probably no other six-letter word that strikes more fear and uncertainty in someone than the word “cancer.” Unfortunately, that word is being heard more frequently by individuals under 50—more specifically, those in their 30s and 40s. For 38-year-old Kelsey, an afternoon playing with her children resulted in a diagnosis of breast […]

What Is Critical Illness Insurance and What Does It Cover?

Submitted by Pam Deaton, HealthMarkets Insurance Our lives are constantly changing. Unfortunately, not all of those changes are positive. In one year, more than 795,000 people will have a stroke, 805,000 will have a heart attack, and an estimated 1.8 million will be diagnosed with cancer. Although more and more people survive cancer, many find […]

Neuromodulation as Treatment for Chronic Pain

By Nick Rhoades, APN and JI Li, MD, Applied Pain Institute Chronic pain, defined as any pain lasting more than three months, is a leading cause of disability in the United States. There are many treatments available for chronic pain, including acupuncture, yoga, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, injections, and medications to name a few. […]

Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom

Submitted by Todd Gray, DDS, D.ASBA, Koala Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders There is nothing more frustrating than having a set of symptoms without knowing the cause. When a medical problem is undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, people often end up being treated for the wrong condition, which doesn’t give them relief. Then they may be […]

Always There for Family

By Alexander Germanis We Americans can become quite attached to our professions. After years, they become a part of our identities, a part of who we are. So ingrained into our lives are our jobs that one of the first things we tend to ask one another when first getting acquainted is: “What do you […]

What Is Meant by Food Sustainability?

Submitted by Green Top Grocery The word “sustainability” has become somewhat of a meaningless buzzword – along with eco-friendly, green, natural, and earth-friendly. We often see or hear these terms used as they relate to food, but unfortunately, they are often used simply as a marketing tactic to make the consumer feel good about their […]