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6 Nutrients You Need for Strong Bones

In Bone & Joint Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Optimal bone health won’t just come naturally, it has to be worked at. As we get older our bones start to lose their mass, density, and strength and with this comes an increased risk of falls, fractures, and bone diseases. Bones are vital living tissues that constantly undergo remodeling. That means we need to maintain healthy bones by giving our …

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Top 4 Fears of New Moms

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

Most new parents go through a roller coaster of emotions after finding out that they’re pregnant. Joy, excitement, and happiness are usually the first emotions to hit. But then reality sets in. Anxiety and fear of the unknown start to creep in. Will my baby be healthy? How painful will labor be? Will I be a good parent? Rest assured …

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How to choose a supportive pair of athletic shoes

In General Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

It’s easy to overlook the importance of good footwear. You may even think about spending a little less money on a pair of shoes for your physical activities. But think again. A poor choice in footwear can cause all sorts of problems: foot pain, back pain, achilles tendinitis, runner’s knee, and a whole host of other conditions. The best shoes aren’t …

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What happens if I go past my due date?

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

The length of an average pregnancy is about 40 weeks. If you find yourself going past week 40 and inching into week 41 or 42, you might be getting a little anxious and wondering what’s going on. First of all, don’t worry. It is not unusual for pregnancies to last longer than 40 weeks. In fact, only 5% of women …

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3 Ways to Reduce Swelling After an Injury

In Injury Recovery by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Seconds after an injury the body’s inflammatory response will immediately start the healing process. The tissues around the site of injury are flooded with fluid and proteins to help deal with the damage, circulation to the area increases, and the injury starts to feel warm and tender. Swelling is the body’s natural reaction to an injury. Although a certain amount …

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5 Tips for Dealing with Late Pregnancy

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

So you’ve gone past 40 weeks of pregnancy and perhaps you’re in week 41 and creeping ever closer to the start of 42. From now till the time that baby arrives it’s going to be a waiting game, so what’s the best thing to do? First of all, realize that you may not be exactly past your due date. Your …

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5 Potential Signs of Dementia

In Brain & Nerve by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a broad term that describes a wide range of symptoms that cause the decline of someone’s memory or thinking abilities. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease but it also includes illnesses like Parkinson’s or vascular dementia. What all these medical conditions have in common is the slow decline of …

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Forté Recipes: Refreshing Breakfast Smoothie

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

I love having green smoothies for breakfast. It is such a great and easy way to get a lot of fruits and veggies in your diet first thing in the morning. Plus, they only take a few minutes to prepare and everyone in the family loves them. This next recipe is one of the breakfast smoothies I make at least …

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What you should know about hip arthritis

In Bone & Joint Health by Dr. Kimball0 Comments

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that can lead to pain, stiffness, and tenderness. It is a condition experienced by millions of Americans and is the number one leading cause of disability in the country3. As we get older, our joints experience natural wear and tear. Sometimes that wear and tear become excessive and the cartilage that supports our …

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Why is hydration a necessary part of exercise recovery?

In General Health by Chad Kimball0 Comments

Up to 60% of the human body is water. When we exercise for even just an hour, we can lose anywhere from 0.5–2 liters of that water (depending on factors such as heat and clothing)1. Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, drinking water during and after exercise is essential if you want to get the most out …

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Forté Recipes: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

In Women's Health by Heidi Bagley0 Comments

A grilled cheese sandwich is a favorite among kids and adults! For meals, I always recommend having food from at least 3 food groups (i.e. grains, veggies, fruits, dairy, and protein) to help provide a balance of carbs, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. For snacks, the aim should be to have at least 2 food groups present and a good …

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5 Potential Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

In Bone & Joint Health by Chad Kimball1 Comment

Over 30 million Americans live with osteoarthritis. It is now the number one cause of disability in the United States1,2. Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear of the joints that happens over time (and usually affects older individuals). Those who suffer from osteoarthritis may have one or more of the following symptoms: Pain This is the main symptom for most …