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  • Why Should You Care About Cholesterol? September 24, 2021 - What is cholesterol and why should you care? Cholesterol are fatty particles that circulate in your blood vessels. Elevated cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. This sounds simple but is actually complex and I recommend that you get your cholesterol checked and talk with a doctor about your cholesterol level and… Continue Reading
  • Optimize Your Immune System September 20, 2021 - By Derek Bown, DC, HFM Functional Medicine   For almost two years the world has had to learn how to stay safe while living amid Covid-19 and its variants. Vaccines, masking, social distancing, and even quarantining have been suggested and mandated with positive results. As we adapt to life with this virus—and we WILL—how can… Continue Reading
  • Top Tips for New Hearing Aid Users September 8, 2021 - The day has finally come! You are so excited that received your hearing aids and you can understand you, family and friends, with greater ease, but your refrigerator sounds louder than you remember. Maybe there are more creeks in your floorboards and you’re having a difficult time adapting to the sounds in your environment. You… Continue Reading
  • Color, Color, Color! Take Advantage of the Food Rainbow August 16, 2021 - Summer is finally here! And filled with sunshine, warmth, colorful flowers and abundant fresh fruits and vegetables. This time of year is full of activity outside and in the kitchen. We can take advantage of the rainbow of colors provided by these foods to boost our nutritional status. Phytonutrients are “good chemicals” found in these… Continue Reading
  • Allergy Immune April 2021 April 19, 2021 - Most of us who live along the lakeshore are excited by the prospect of springtime warmth and the seasonal changes that come with it. Many people with allergies struggle with these changes as their body reacts and adapts to them. Our body has an amazing immune system that protects us from things in our environment… Continue Reading
  • Tinnitus: Understanding that Ringing in Your Ears October 8, 2019 - Many people experience a persistent ringing in their ears. This common affliction, known as tinnitus, affects roughly 20% of the American population. Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when none is actually occurring. For some it is a minor nuisance but for others, a major impediment to their quality of life. It is… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? August 12, 2019 - I have been working at Holy Family Memorial for 42 years; with 32 of those years in oncology nursing. My journey into oncology nursing started as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 1981. Sometimes I think I got more from my patients than I gave to them. My oncology patients are one of the reasons… Continue Reading
  • Why do I work in the HFM Cancer Center? June 1, 2019 - When people ask me what type of nursing I do, and I say “oncology” I always hear “that must be so sad.” Yes, it is some days. But I wouldn't do anything else. I've been working oncology at Holy Family Memorial for 31 years and truly feel it has been my calling. I cannot take… Continue Reading