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Why Can’t I Recover By Myself?

Wednesday Mar 03rd, 2021
Why is it important to involve others in the process of my recovery? Actually there are several very important reasons. Your addiction didn’t manifest in a vacuum. Though you alone are responsible for yourself and your own recovery, other people were affected by the addiction and are instrumental in ultimate recovery. Sometimes amends need to […]

Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

Sunday Feb 28th, 2021
Trans fat raises your low-density lipoprotein or LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your high-density lipoprotein or HDL (“good”) cholesterol. This “bad” cholesterol can clog and harden your arteries, which can lead to a higher risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. WHAT IS TRANSFAT? Most trans fats develop through an industrial process that adds […]

Love Your Heart

Friday Feb 19th, 2021
Love your Heart to Better Health February is American Heart Month. Unfortunately, Oklahoma ranks among the highest for deaths related to heart disease each year. What can you do to keep your heart healthy and strong? MAINTAIN A HEALTHY, WELL-BALANCED DIET Make your plate colorful! Include fruits and vegetables in your daily meals. It is […]

Good Fats and Bad Fats

Wednesday Feb 17th, 2021
Saturated. Monounsaturated. Trans fats. Polyunsaturated.  Many foods contain fats; it can be confusing as to which the good fats are and which the bad fats are. Monounsaturated Fats Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature and solid when refrigerated. Considered one of the healthiest fats, these should make up the bulk of your daily fat intake. Monounsaturated […]

Cardiovascular Disease

Wednesday Feb 17th, 2021
In 2019, the American Heart Association reported that at least 48 percent of U.S. adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, and many times there are no clear warning signs. The stereotype scene of clutching your chest and falling to the floor does not always happen. Some symptoms do not even occur in your chest! […]

How is Sleep Apnea treated?

Friday Jan 29th, 2021
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person experiences abnormal breathing during sleep due to the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapsing. They tend to have many extended pauses in their breath when they sleep. These temporary breathing pauses cause lower-quality sleep and affect the body’s oxygen supply, leading to potentially serious […]

Insomnia

Wednesday Jan 27th, 2021
It is not uncommon to now and then to have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. The key here is now and then. If you find yourself finding it difficult almost every night to sleep, you may have a sleep disorder. The five most common sleep disorders are: Insomnia Sleep Apnea Narcolepsy Restless Leg Syndrome […]

Sleep and Restless Legs Syndrome

Friday Jan 22nd, 2021
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) may be one of the most common medical conditions not discussed much. RLS is a sleep disorder that can make you have an overwhelming urge to move your legs. You may find it is not easy to find a comfortable sleep position. Getting up and walking around may alleviate the symptoms […]

Sleep Apnea? Take Back Your Life

Wednesday Jan 20th, 2021
Aren’t you tired of being tired? Do you nod off easily during the day? Do you wake up and not feel great in the morning? Sleep apnea is a condition that millions have yet don’t know it! Common symptoms may include: Loud or frequent snoring Difficulty concentrating Decreased sexual desire Irritability Morning headaches Unrefreshing sleep […]

The Flu and Your Children

Tuesday Dec 22nd, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is foremost in everyone’s minds for the majority of 2020. But, it is vital during this time to not forget about the flu. As a parent, the best thing you can do to protect your children from the flu is to get them vaccinated before influenza starts circulating in our community. Contracting […]