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Advice for Healthy Living

September 20th, 2023

A lesson on leukemia

Leukemia is a complex blood cancer that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Its exact cause has multiple factors such as previous exposure to radiation and chemicals, genetic abnormalities and a history of blood or solid cancers can increase the risk of developing the disease. Read more to learn about symptoms, prevention and treatment.

September 8th, 2023

Use of technology may help lower hospital readmissions

There’s a hefty price to pay for hospitalization – both financially and physically – perhaps even emotionally. That’s why keeping patients well and out of the emergency room or hospital […]

August 9th, 2023

Aches and pains you shouldn’t ignore

You shouldn’t have to live with constant pain. Sometimes our bodies send us signals to tell us something is not quite right. Don’t panic with every ache and pain, but listen and take action when your gut feeling tells you to.

July 14th, 2023

Mosquitos: dangerous-disease carriers

You don’t have to live in or travel to Africa or South America to fall victim to illnesses such as Keystone, dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika and West Nile virus.

June 29th, 2023

Don’t be afraid to talk about mental health

By Dr. Dawn Rudd, Senior Medical Director My stepfather was a veteran. One day he didn’t come home from work and we became concerned. We went to his place of […]

June 20th, 2023

There is help for depression, anxiety

There is a difference between temporary nervousness or feelings of sadness and having clinical depression or an anxiety disorder. Dr. Christopher Arnold discusses the symptoms and causes of anxiety and depression.

May 15th, 2023

Osteoporosis: Could you be at risk?

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Dr. Cheryl Winchell (WellMed at Sebastian) walks us through the disease, its symptoms and causes.

March 22nd, 2023

Power up with a plant-based plate

Diet can have a profound effect on your health. Eating less meat and more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain, among other significant health issues. 

March 3rd, 2023

Confessions of a reformed smoker

March 8 is National No Smoking Day, a day designed to reach out to friends or family members who suffer from nicotine addiction, and encourage them to quit.