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Dishing Out the Facts on Good Fats

For those seeking to be more health-conscious, the idea of eating nutritiously seems simple. However, understanding what’s truly “good for you” can sometimes be confusing. Avocados From Mexico is sharing how avocados – a delicious food and source of good fats and several vitamins – make everything better. Avocados From Mexico conducted a survey and […]

Robotic Assistance in Orthopedic Surgery

By Alexander Germanis Science fiction has predicted many advances in technology: nuclear-powered submarines, hand-held computers, and even robotic surgical assistants. While surgery may not have yet met the levels depicted in Star Wars or Star Trek, some surgical centers and hospitals have made a leap forward in how they perform certain procedures. At Orthopaedic Specialists […]

Signs of Hearing Loss in Children

By Kevin Kock, Au.D. Hearing loss can be a major issue for children, and it can significantly impact their development and quality of life. Because hearing is linked to speech, language, and even behavior, it is crucial to detect hearing loss early on. This way appropriate interventions can be put in place that ensure the […]

MIGRAINE: What You Need to Know

Migraine is a neurological condition (meaning that it’s a disease of the nervous system) that is associated with severe headaches and other symptoms in the nervous system and body. Migraine headaches can be very intense, often causing pain that throbs and pulses. Headaches aren’t the only symptom that can affect people with migraine: unlike other […]

Simple Screening, Saved Lives Recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Mississippi Valley Endoscopy Center and Quad City Gastroenterology There are so many simple safety precautions we take in life. Things like wearing a seatbelt, putting on sunscreen, or even checking both ways before you cross the street are seemingly small steps to take, but they all have the potential to save lives. When […]

What Is Bluetooth, Anyway? And Why Would I Want It in My Hearing Aids?

By Laura Schroeder, Au.D., Audiology Consultants It seems that Bluetooth is everywhere these days, connecting electronic devices together somehow. The Bluetooth technology was named after King Harald, who ruled Denmark in the 10th century. King Harald’s nickname, Bluetooth, likely referred to a bad tooth that appeared dark blue. The people that developed Bluetooth technology intended […]

What the Secure Act 2.0 Means for Retirement Savers

By Heidi Huiskamp, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC The Secure Act 2.0, passed by Congress in late December 2022 and signed into law by President Biden, seeks to address the huge gap in retirement savings among both those working and those that have retired. The World Economic Forum forecasts that by 2050, […]

What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that causes damage in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the arms and legs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. MS is thought to be an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s […]

A Closer Look at MVSC’s Leading Female Physicians

Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center Throughout your life, it’s likely that you have received care from a handful of specialists—many of which are women. However, female health care providers haven’t always been so common. In fact, we can credit the start of women health care providers to Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell who was the first […]

Planning a Balanced, Plant-Based Diet for Kids

Caregivers who follow a vegetarian, vegan, or other plant-based diet may wonder whether it’s wise for their children to follow the same eating plan. A well-balanced vegetarian diet can meet a baby or child’s needs, although it’s important to make sure children eating plant-based diets are getting enough protein-rich plant foods and other essential nutrients, […]