By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. We never stop learning. Many of the things once considered good or healthy are now considered bad or dangerous. And there are just as many we considered bad and dangerous that are now considered good and healthy. Some people still argue the effectiveness of seat...
Twin Cities Hospital announced the completion of its $6.7 million, 2,650 square foot emergency department expansion. The enhanced ER is now open to the community, and provides benefits to patients and their families through the addition of a new CT scanner, now located in the ER for a seamless...
QUESTION: I have what my doctor calls a sluggish thyroid. She says it is not sluggish enough to require medication. Is there anything I can use that is natural that can prevent any worsening of my situation? ANSWER: • Are you often tired? • Do you have low libido? (Do I...
By Amy Hogan Milligan Pain can put your life on pause, or at least significantly slow you down, which is a problem for athletes who are often in constant motion. Many athletes feel that they don’t have time for pain, but injuries can happen in high activity situations, and chronic...
By Jason Clements, Owner/Manager Bluewater Fitness While there are no specific guidelines at this time put out by the CDC regarding fitness protocols post-vaccination, it’s very important that individuals use common sense, and assess how their body feels in the immediate hours and days after receiving the shot. Differing experiences...

Working Through Worry

By Stephenie Craig, Journey Bravely In many ways, the last year has felt out of control. With the slower pandemic pace and life reminding you left and right of what you cannot control, worry and anxiety have peaked and become more common than is comfortable. The reality of living through...
By Lori Leath Smith Are you aware that one in 54 children were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2020? And that boys are 4x more likely to be diagnosed than girls? Or that the cost to raise a child with Autism over their lifetime is about $2.4 million?...
As of April 5, all Florida residents 18 years of age and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up and the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons 18 and up. All are encouraged to...
Twin Cities Hospital has announced the addition of a new option for 3D mammography designed to elevate the patient experience through a platform built to increase comfort and deliver superior accuracy of screenings. Senographe Pristina from GE Healthcare features adaptable paddles and added cushioning to create a more customized,...

Ask Dr. Marty: Milk

QUESTION: I know that milk is not my friend, but I love it. I get the sniffles and have to clear my throat every time I have milk, yogurt or cheese. But I am not brave when it comes to milk alternatives. Which ones have the best flavor and...

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