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Understanding the Five Stages of Grief

By TJ Martin   Grief is a universal human experience, and it can be a challenging and often overwhelming journey. Whether you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, a significant life change, or even the end of a relationship, understanding the stages of grieving can help you navigate this emotional terrain more effectively. Developed […]

Understanding Hearing Loss

What Causes It and If I Have Hearing Loss Will It Get Worse? By Ali Carmichael, Au.D.   For most people hearing loss is a medical condition they are aware of and in most situations, they may even know someone with hearing loss. However, people are very rarely taught about the causes of hearing loss […]

Take Advantage of Pomegranate Season

As the busyness of the holiday season kicks into high gear, it’s also the peak of the season for pomegranates. Pomegranates are the perfect way to dress up any dish for the holiday season. This big, red fruit is full of crunchy juicy-filled seeds, called arils, that make any dish special with their jewel-like appearance. […]

Less Pain, Faster Recovery

Quad Cities’ Top Experts Transform Total Joint Surgery Utilizing Mako SmartRobotics™   Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center   When patients move easier, with less pain and can return to their favorite activities it’s nothing short of life-changing. These transformative success stories have become the standard for total joint surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialists located on […]

Understanding and Managing Myofascial Pain

Submitted by Vitality Physical Medicine   Do you have pain symptoms that include: Aching, throbbing, tight, or stiff muscle pain? Trigger points (small knots in your muscles that hurt when they are touched) Sore, tender muscles Weak muscles Reduced range of motion   You may be experiencing myofascial pain. This type of pain is very […]

Myths vs. Facts: Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Hearing and Hearing Aids

By Shelby Garrison, Au.D.   Hearing is a vital sense that enriches our lives and connects us to the world and people around us. Unfortunately, misconceptions about hearing loss and hearing aids persist, leading to misunderstandings and even reluctance to seek help when hearing issues arise. In this article, we’ll debunk some of the most […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Fertility and Reproductive Health

AN EXPERT LOOK AT HEALTH FOR COUPLES HOPING TO CONCEIVE Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center   Kourtney Kardashian. Paris Hilton. Chrissy Teigen. All A-list women who’ve been open about their fertility and pregnancy journeys. While their stories are shared on a larger platform, these experiences are not unique to celebrities. In fact, new data […]

I Hear You. “I Know What Keeps You Up at Night.”

By Heidi Huiskamp Collins, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC   You might already work with a financial advisor. He or she might have rolled over your 401(k), sold you an annuity, or maybe set up a college savings plan for your children or grandchildren. I bet they make sure you get your […]

Put a Plant-Based Spin on the Taco Night Menu

Mealtime traditions are common among many families, from taco Tuesdays to weekend favorites. You can add a special touch to one of the most popular traditions—taco night—with a plant-based twist. With a nutty, smoky, and truly meaty taste and texture, pecans offer a perfect plant-based protein to incorporate in favorite dishes like tacos. However, great […]

When Is the Right Time for Memory Care?

Submitted by Friendship Manor   Navigating care options and creating a timeline for the care of a loved one with dementia can be challenging and emotional. Often, the biggest question is WHEN? When is the “right time” to move a loved one into memory care? With decades of experience caring for seniors across all levels […]