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
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
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
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
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.
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
Healthcare in Retirement
By Heidi Huiskamp, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC I meet with clients every month who want to hang up the “nine to
A Mother’s Harrowing Tale of Her Son’s Decline Into Mental Illness and Signs to Watch in Teens & Young Adults
By Kimberly Blaker Regardless of our kids’ trials and tribulations during childhood and into the early teen years, the furthest thing from most parents’ minds
Cherishing Our Memories of Home
Submitted by Friendship Manor The new year allows us to think about the days and years past and those yet to come—what we’ve accomplished in
What Kinds of Ear Implants Are Out There?
By Laura Schroeder, Au.D., Audiology Consultants Occasionally, a patient will tell me that their friend/coworker/neighbor/family member has a hearing implant, and they would like to
Let’s Talk About Roth IRA Conversions
By Heidi Huiskamp, Founder and CEO of Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC There’s a lot to like about Roth IRAs. Contributions to them are after-tax and
How Cold Weather Activities Can Impact Heart Health
Clearing sidewalks and driveways of snow may be essential to keep from being shut in, however, it’s important to use caution when picking up a
Integrated Living for Fuller Life
By Karen Buchanan, Friendship Manor Assistant Administrator Pets, plants, and kids are all things that bring richness to our homes and personal lives, aren’t they?
Don’t Let the Cold Bring You Down This Winter—Actionable Steps To Avoid or Limit Joint Pain Caused By Cold and Icy Weather
Submitted by Mississippi Valley Surgery Center Have you noticed an increase in joint pain this winter? You’re not alone. It turns out those frigid Midwest
Enjoy a Healthy Holiday
By Caitlin Forbes, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at Revive Café This is the time of year when the days shorten, bringing us inside earlier. Our
The Carbohydrate Advantage—Choose Complex Carbohydrates for Lasting Energy and Good Health
Fiber-rich carbohydrates are an essential part of a healthy diet. Carbohydrates are essential for good health, as they are the main fuel for the brain
What Are Over-the-Counter (OTC) Hearing Aids?
By Heather Sandy, M.A., Audiologist In August 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued their finalized rule regarding Over-the-Counter (OTC) hearing aids, effectively creating
Back To Better Health
When severe nerve pain requires surgery, patients can return to their normal routines after minimally invasive procedures. It’s one of the most common health complaints—and