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Pumkpin muffins

Written by Dietitian and Nutrition Team on 10/1/2015 5:00:00 PM

Get a healthy taste of fall with this recipe for pumpkin oat bran muffins.

1-1/2 cups oat bran
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice continue reading ...

ER vs. urgent care

Written by Community Health Network on 9/23/2015 8:00:00 AM

As a parent, it's hard to predict when your child will need medical attention.

"Accidents and illness don't always occur at opportune times, or during normal business hours," said Dr. Suzanne Grannan, pediatrician and physician lead at Community Physician Network. "More often than not, parents are faced with the question: Should I take my child to the ER or a local urgent care facility?"

Dr. Grannan said that the decision should be based on the severity of the injury or illness. continue reading ...

Use your head. Use a helmet.

Written by Dr. Megan Gruesser on 9/17/2015 6:30:00 AM

Dr. Megan Gruesser is a pediatrician at Community Physician Network.

Football season upon us, and there has already been talk about concussions and the importance of wearing helmets. But helmets aren't just for football players.

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that there were over 9,000 emergency department visits for tricycle related accidents alone in 2012 and 2013. The most common body part injured was the head.

Head injuries can be quite serious and result in long term health issues. When used properly, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injury by 88 percent. continue reading ...

The squeeze on blood pressure

Written by Heart and Vascular Team on 8/19/2015 6:00:00 AM

Blood pressure checkThere’s no better time than the present to take control of your heart health. A principal way to maintain a healthy heart is through blood pressure management. 

Blood pressure is measured by determining the force that your heart pumps blood through your body. The size and flexibility of your arteries also affects your blood pressure numbers.

The current standard for a healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mmHG (read as “120 over 80”). Systolic pressure (the top number) is the maximum pressure exerted when the heart contracts. continue reading ...

Grocery shopping - where do I begin?

Written by Sarah Muntel, RD on 8/10/2015 6:00:00 AM

Grocery shoppinh Shopping for groceries can be a daunting task. Many people feel overwhelmed the minute they pull up to the store. For some, the goal is to get in and grab food as quickly as they can, sacrificing nutrition along the way, throwing processed foods in their cart. continue reading ...

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