Eat. Dark. Chocolate.

Does Christmas time (and the pandemic) automatically make you want to eat your way through the entire month of December? What do you usually reach for? Fruit? Veggies? Of course, those are the healthy choices, but chocolate may be a sweet treat that’s as yummy as it is healthy. But, not just any old chocolate…

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Super Strawberries!

You know that candy that summons you to “taste the rainbow”? Well, we’re not telling you to taste that rainbow, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to actually eat the rainbow. You know the one… Not the one full of dye and processed sugar, but the one that’s healthy, well-rounded, full of…

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Hormone Imbalance & Teens

They’re moody. They’re mouthy. They’re dramatic. They know everything. They stay in their room all day. They stink. Literally. Teenagers get a (not totally undeserved) bad rap. The thing is, teenagers are incredibly complex — but simple — and intricately designed creatures created by a masterful Designer, hormones and all. Ah yes. Hormones. Of course,…

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What are probiotics?

Probiotics are mysterious little buggers that modern medicine is still learning about.  We know they are the opposites of antibiotics, but what are they and what do they do? Why are they a fairly new “thing”? Are they beneficial in any way? Are they all created equal? How much do we have living in our…

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5 Rules: Skip Cold & Flu Season

Do you want the good news or bad news first? We’ll start with the good news: It’s officially the Christmas Season! Time for snowball fights and some sledding; For hot cocoa and cozy fires and maybe indulging yourself a little with sweet treats and long naps.   And now for the bad news: It’s cold…

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It’s In Your Head

It’s National Mental Illness Awareness Week, and, today (Thursday, October 11) is National Depression Screening Day. Why is that important? Because millions of Americans are living with some sort of mental health condition. If you’re not, then you definitely know someone who is. Mental illness is so far-reaching that you would be hard pressed to…

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Alzheimer’s and Lifestyle

Although there’s a long way to go in researching Alzheimer’s, it’s exciting that we’re finding strong links to behavior being a primary factor. Alzheimer’s used to be this big Boogeyman lurking in the corner that could strike anyone, and it seemed like there were no obvious connections. Some people were just unlucky. We know that…

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Headaches – Part Two

Headaches are one of the most commonly experienced forms of pain. Everyone can relate to having a headache that distracts from work, interrupts family time or leaves you flat on your back in a dark room. In this series, we’re going to look at the various different types of  headaches (primary and secondary) and what…

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Headaches – Part One

Headaches are one of the most commonly experienced forms of pain. Everyone can relate to having a headache that distracts from work, interrupts family time or leaves you flat on your back in a dark room. In this series, we’re going to look at the various different types of  headaches (primary and secondary) and what…

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Get to Know Joyce Gibb, MS, CRNP

Hi. I’m Joyce Gibb. I’ve been a Nurse Practitioner for 14 years. Like Joe, I have a diverse background of medical experience ranging from family practice to urgent care, and even at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus where I worked in ambulance and helicopter patient transport. In 2003, I began to focus my interest and…

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