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Avoiding a Fall

Every year, thousands of older adults suffer a fall, often resulting in debilitating injury and frustrating loss of independence. There are many circumstances that might cause someone to fall, from balance problems to medication-induced dizziness.…

Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to enjoy family, fun and of course, delicious food! A moderate amount of festive decadence is expected, but with sugary sweets, fatty meats and boozy…

Gessler Clinic’s First Annual Health and Wellness Fair

Gessler Clinic is hosting its First Annual Winter Health and Wellness Fair. It will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Main Clinic (635 First Street North Winter…

Flu Season is Here

Get ready for food, family and football — Fall has finally arrived! Polk County might not showcase much in the way of brilliant foliage, but at least residents can look forward to cooler temperatures (and…

Smoking Cessation: How to Kick the Habit for Good

We all know that cigarettes are harmful, but giving them up can be a daunting prospect for habitual smokers. Saying goodbye to cigarettes may be one of the hardest things you ever do, but it’s…

What to Eat for Stronger Bones

Many people mistakenly believe that osteoporosis is an unavoidable part of the aging process, especially for women. It may be true that the weak, brittle bones caused by osteoporosis are a common ailment, but this…

Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, often resulting in death or long-term disability. Stroke happens when the brain’s blood supply gets cut off. The oxygen deprivation that follows causes brain cells to…

Prostate Cancer: Are You in the Know?

September is National Prostate Health Month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. In fact, one in seven men nationwide will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime during their life. Luckily, there…

Start the School Year off Right With Healthy Vision

Good eyesight is an important part of any successful school year — it helps kids perform their best both in the classroom and on the playground. Poor vision can make learning difficult and stressful. When…

Common Warning Signs of Thyroid Trouble

Not feeling so hot lately? Or perhaps you’ve been feeling too hot. If you’ve recently been plagued by sweating, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss or other unusual symptoms, your thyroid may be the culprit. This…

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