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  • Succeed with New Goals for a New Year

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Monday, December 30, 2019 Have you set goals for the new year? Or, do you pass on New Year's resolutions as you've seen them fizzle out too often and too soon? Registered and licensed dietitian Darlene DeWitt provides a wise approach to tackling those New Year's goals in a manageable manner. Get ready for a new year, new goals and a new, healthier you!

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  • Spencer Hospital Physical Therapists Now Certified in a New Treatment Called "Dry Needling"

    posted by Jordan Reed on Monday, December 16, 2019 Spencer Hospital Physical Therapists are consistently working to improve their clinical knowledge and skills to provide better results for our patients. Recently, this lead Spencer Hospital PT's to take part in an intensive dry needling (DN) course. Dry needling has been effectively used by PT's throughout the world, but it is a relatively new treatment in Northwest Iowa. So, what is dry needling and how can it help you?

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  • Then and Now…Meaningful Monitoring of Diabetes

    posted by Jeannette Hasley on Monday, November 25, 2019 If you were to travel back 3,000 years in time, you'd find that the ancient Egyptians mentioned a condition that we know was likely diabetes. They had a unique way of monitoring blood sugars then. Fortunately, we've come along way in diagnosing and treating the disease. Learn more about how you can better monitor your blood sugar levels.

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  • Get the Skinny on Body-weight Training

    posted by Tim Birkey on Thursday, October 24, 2019 For centuries human beings have been in search of the most effective methods to train the body. Over the years some methods have evolved, some have vanished and some, although occasionally abandoned and overlooked, have stood the test of time. Bodyweight training is one of the simplest methods of training and conditioning known to humankind.

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  • Cancer Diagnosis? Social Security May Be Provide Benefits

    posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, there may be financial resources available for you and your family. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may be able to help. While your specific diagnosis and cancer stage will play a factor in your approval, thousands of people with cancer are eligible for disability benefits every year.

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