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Your Child’s Development: What You Need To Know

Children grow and develop differently, however, parents worry if their child isn't reaching some of the same milestones as their neighbors children. How do you know if your child isn't developing normally? Listen in as Stacey Anderson, Bryan pediatric occupational therapist, shares milestones children should hit at each age, red flags to look out for, and when you should consider developmental screening.


Improve Your Arthritis With These Foods & Exercises

The pain and discomfort of arthritis can have a big effect of your quality of life. A good exercise program and a healthy diet have been shown to increase your mobility and provide medication free pain relief. There are foods to avoid that can increase inflammation and there are even certain foods that can help some of your arthritis pains Jaimie Russell, a nurse practitioner with the Arthritis Center of Nebraska, discusses how nutrition and exercise habits can affect your arthritis.


Important Vaccination For All Pre-Teens: HPV

According to the CDC, as many as 14 million Americans, including teens, get infected with the HPV Virus every year. HPV infection most often comes from sexual contact and is the virus that causes genital warts. Women and men can get certain cancers from HPV. The good news is, HPV vaccines offer protection against the types of HPV that are most likely to cause cancer. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from HPV related cancer. Philip Boucher, MD, is...


Should I see a Rheumatologist for my Joint Pain?

If you have pain in your joints or bones that is affecting your quality of life, and your primary care provider has been unable to figure out what is causing that pain, it may be time to make an appointment with a rheumatologist. William Saakfeld, DNP, APRN - NP discusses the field of Rheumatology and how it can help you if you suffer from pain or movement limitations of the joints, muscles, or tendons.


Treating a Stroke: Why Every Minute Counts

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. The good news is, that there is a new treatment that is proving to be very effective at removing large clots, and in conjunction with tPA, it can lead to better outcomes for stroke patients. Kyle Pfeifer, MD discusses Mechanical Thrombectomy, and how this ground breaking stroke treatment is helping to save lives.


Social Media/Screen Time Use for Kids

Phil Boucher, MD, is here is discuss new guidelines on screen time, and how communication with their children is essential so that parents can work with their children to make sure that social media is not affecting either the child's school work or their relationship with friends and family.


C. Diff: How to Prevent and Treat This Severe GI Infection

Clostridium difficile or C. diff, is an infection that can be associated with the use of antibiotics. Dr. William Lawton discusses C. difficile, the steps you need to take to prevent it, interesting treatment options if it recurs, and when to seek medical attention.


Spring Clean Your Youth Sports Routine

Sports provide a wonderful opportunity for the children in our communities and their families. However, they can take a toll on not only the youth athlete but the family as well. Rachel Hall, Bryan athletic trainer, discusses taking time to spring clean your child’s sport schedule, reconnect with your young athlete and how to build a stronger foundation between yourselves.


New Treatment for Your SI Joint Pain

Eight out of 10 Americans will experience a lifestyle-altering episode of back pain at some point in their lives. Roughly 90 percent of single episodes of back pain reoccur. While certain diseases and traumatic injury can cause back pain, research shows that the most common causes of back pain or injury are; poor physical condition, poor posture, improper body mechanics, and the prolonged repetitive use of incorrect bending or lifting techniques. Preventing and relieving back pain and...


Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol & Heart Medications Explained

Has your doctor recommended a medication to help control your blood pressure or to help control heart disease risk factors? The many medications available can be confusing. Mathue Baker, MD, Bryan Heart cardiologist, discusses common medications and how they can help lower your blood pressure and control risk factors for heart disease.


Heart Disease Prevention and the Importance of Taking Your Medications

When it comes to your heart and vascular system, you can trust the experts at Bryan Medical Center and Bryan Heart. Afterall, we're known for heart and we're here for you. In this important segment listen as Dr. Chad Travers, a cardiologist with Bryan Heart, discusses what you can do to prevent heart disease, and why, if you are on medications for heart disease or high blood pressure, it is important that you take them as prescribed.


New Blood Pressure and Hypertension Guidelines

There are many stresses that interrupt us daily, but the pressure put upon your heart is particularly important to consider. By knowing your numbers and understanding the new blood pressure and hypertension guidelines, you can reduce your risk of other serious diseases. Todd Tessendorf, MD, Bryan Heart cardiologist, joins the show to share what those numbers mean and how to change them.


Stay Ho Ho Hopeful: Managing the Stress of this Holiday Season-Tips for Parents

There’s a lot of pressure in our society to be happy, especially during the holidays. However, for many the holidays can be a very stressful time. For parents, the holidays can be especially hectic. Running around for your children, planning holiday gatherings and making sure everyone is having a great holiday season. But what about you? Are you feeling too stressed out to have yourself a good holiday season? Joining the show to discuss managing the stress of the holiday season, and some...


It's Easy to Enjoy a Heart Healthy Diet!

With heart disease being the number-one killer of both men and women in the U.S., it might seem to be an inevitable fate for you or your loved ones. Not so! In fact, a balanced diet – something completely within your control - is one of the most important factors in fostering heart health. In this informative segment Ashley Larson, registered dietitian with the Bryan Diabetes Center, joins the show to share how easy it is for you to reduce the controllable risk factors of heart disease...


Wisdom Teeth: Removal and Recovery

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars ( 3rds ), are the four back teeth that generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Having your wisdom teeth removed is a procedure that helps to protect oral health. Nearly 85 percent of people have had their wisdom teeth removed by adulthood. Those who do not remove their wisdom teeth will want to schedule routine dental appointments as the potential for developing problems with wisdom teeth health increases with age. In this segment Kevin...


Postpartum Depression: Symptoms and Treatment

For new moms, having a baby can be the most exciting time of their lives, yet this can also be a very challenging time. If you are suffering from post-partum depression, you may feel overwhelmed. You may feel as if you are never going to be able to become the mother you want to be. In this segment, Jill Brandl, mental health nurse practitioner at Bryan Heartland Psychiatry, joins the show to offer help to new mothers that are experiencing symptoms of Ppst-partum depression and to explain...


Radon: Could Your Home and Family Be at Risk?

Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and claims about 20,000 lives annually. Nebraska has a very high prevalence of radon in homes. One out of every two radon tests conducted in the state is elevated. Homes with an annual average radon level at or above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) should be mitigated to reduce...


For Your Health: The Importance of Knowing Your Family Medical History

Even though you can't change your genetics, it's still very important to know your family's medical history. Knowing your family's medical history can help you take necessary steps to prevent and reduce your risk of health complications or disease. Ruth Van Gerpen, MS, RN, shares the importance of knowing your medical history, and how knowing this, might help you prevent the chance of developing health problems later in life.


Vertigo: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Balance allows you to maintain a stable and upright position when sitting, standing, reaching, walking and leaning. If you have a balance problem, you may experience tripping, swaying, stumbling, dizziness, vertigo or even falling. Your balance may seem fine when standing still or performing a single task, but balance problems may become apparent when you move about or try to do more than one thing at a time, such as walking while turning your head to talk to another person. In this...


The Importance of Getting Screened for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women. If found early, there are more treatment options available. National Cancer Institute research found that CT screening can reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer by 20 percent. While smoking causes the majority of lung cancers, lung cancer also occurs in people who have never smoked or been exposed to secondhand smoke. Listen as Dr. Bill Johnson, pulmonologist with Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties, comes on to...