Wednesday, March 04, 2015
   
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Healing the Master Computer

Healing the Master Computer

We all know about the importance of getting regular medical and dental check‐ups and exams. Yet when was the last time you got a check-up for your spine and nervous system? We learn early on to brush and floss our teeth every day. There is advertising everywhere about the flu shot. But who teaches you how to take care of your spine?

Lifestyle, Health & Wellness | By Lisa Intriligator

Five Myths About Losing Weight This Year

More than a third of adults in the United States, 35.1%, are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 70% are at least overweight and obesity in adolescents has quadrupled in the past three decades.

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Finley Scores Top Five Nationwide for Safety and Respect

Finley Scores Top Five Nationwide for Safety and Respect

Finley Hospital has secured the fourth spot in a nationwide report of hospitals rated for safety and respect. The “Top- and Bottom-Scoring Hospitals for Safety and Respect” report, published by Consumer Reports, features 32 hospitals that received a score higher than sixty. Finley scored the fourth spot with a score of 73. There were 2,591 hospitals that received a score.

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Reaccreditation in Nuclear Cardiology for Medical Associates

Medical Associates Clinic received a three-year reaccreditation in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Nuclear Cardiology testing is a procedure that safely takes pictures of the heart, which helps with early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community.

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American Red Cross Offers First Aid and CPR/AED Courses in Dubuque

Each year, more than five million people learn how to save a life in American Red Cross training classes and people in northeast Iowa can join the ranks of these everyday heroes by taking a class now.

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Seafood Consumption Guidelines

Between mercury poisoning, overfishing, and the environmental impacts of fish farms or “aquaculture,” some might expect to see a “Proceed with Caution” sign above seafood counters soon. Others contend that fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet, providing high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends eating up to 12 ounces of fish and shellfish per week, but only if they are “lower in mercury.”

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Finley Hospital Recognized For Stroke, Heart Failure Treatments

Finley Hospital Recognized For Stroke, Heart Failure Treatments

Finley Hospital has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).

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Dubuque Acupuncturist Featured in Chinese Publication

The skills of Dubuque acupuncturist Joel Thielen, president and founder of Elements Acupuncture + Integrated Medicine in Dubuque, are the subject of an article in the Chinese magazine, Choi Chi Life. The article holds Thielen as proof that quality, traditional Chinese medicine can be found in the U.S.

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Germ-zapping Robot Fights Infection at Finley Hospital

Germ-zapping Robot Fights Infection at Finley Hospital

Approximately one out of every 20 hospital patients nationwide is affected by infections, such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In order to reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs), UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital has added a Xenex UV light disinfection system to help the fight.

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Longevity and Resilience for the 21st Century

Longevity and Resilience for the 21st Century

We’re into the first months of the New Year and many of us may be in earnest working on enacting those sometimes sincere, sometimes half-hearted New Year’s Resolutions. For a great number of us, those resolutions included intentions to “get healthier” in 2015. We do this for many reasons: maybe we have heard or been told that some habit we have or do not have is not good for us, or maybe we are tired of feeling the way we do. Some of us have even been told that some habit we have may be seriously detrimental to our health. Unfortunately, many of us will not move forward with our goals or will give up soon after our first attempts. One of the main reasons that many of our valiant efforts to change our health habits fail is that we are not connected to the proper motivation.

Lifestyle, Health & Wellness | By Lisa Intriligator

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