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How to Stop the Shakes: Help for Parkinson's & Essential Tremor

With the latest advancements in technology and skilled doctors, movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor can be treated with Deep Brain Stimulation. Dr. Benjamin Gelber explains Deep Brain Stimulation and how this treatment can benefit patients with the various forms of tremors.


Opioid Alternatives: Find a Better Way to Manage Your Pain

Kelly Zach, MD explains the different types of pain, the best way for a person to talk with their doctor about the pain they are experiencing and how a person can balance the risk and benefit of opioid medications. Most importantly he shares how to manage pain with opioid alternatives and how the Bryan Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship Program can help with pain management while reducing the risk of opioid addiction.


Live Longer & Better with Good Oral Health

Oral health is important. The mouth is a window to the rest of the body. Good oral hygiene benefits overall health. Dr. Brad Alderman of Nebraska Family Dentistry discusses the connection between oral health and overall health.


Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late: It’s Important to Make Your Medical Wishes Known

Dennis Smith joins this podcast to help increase awareness and share the importance of advanced health care decision making within the community, and to encourage patients to name a health care proxy and fill out their advance directive at the hospital.


The Mental Impact of Negative Self Talk

We all feel bad about our selves every now and then. However, sometimes, we let those feelings fester and grow. We may start encouraging more inner bad feelings about ourselves by negative self talk. Dr. Dave Miers discusses how this type of thinking impacts us, and how to stop the negative self talk so we can feel better about ourselves and retain that positive energy that helps us all carry on every day.


Kidney Stones: Prevention, Symptoms & Treatment

As many people will tell you, kidney stones can be quite painful. Some stones will pass spontaneously with minimal treatment, however, for some that do not pass on their own, there are treatments available. Dr. Leslie Spry discusses kidney stones and treatment options available if you discover you have formed kidney stones.


How to Prevent and Detect Malnutrition

Food and the nutrients it provides are essential for the energy your body needs to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients, you may suffer from malnutrition. Nancy Hakel-Smith, PhD, RDN, LMNT, discusses malnutrition and the way in which Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) at Bryan LifePointe can help you eat healthier and get the nutrition you need to stay healthy.


Opioids: What Are They, Addiction Concerns & Other Alternatives

It's estimated that 78 people a day die from overuse of opioids. Opioids have been a common prescription solution for pain. However, the current opioid epidemic demonstrates that addiction is a serious risk. Dr. Wes Whitten of Nebraska Pain Institute discusses signs of possible addiction and the many non-surgical options other than opioids for pain management.


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.


Foods & Exercises to Reduce Your Arthritis Pain

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 here...


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 Saalfeld, 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.


How to Promote Healthy Screen Time for Your 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.


Is it a Stroke? Acting FAST Can Make a Difference

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, caused by a loss of blood to the brain or the rupture of a blood vessel supplying the brain. Suffering a stroke can lead to long-term disability and life changes. Dr. James Bobenhouse is here to share important information if you or your loved one needs immediate care after suffering a stroke, or you’ve experienced early warning signs and need expert care to identify and control your risk .


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...


Tips to Manage Stress and Stay Healthy

Do you feel pulled by work responsibilities and the needs of your family? Are you able to care for yourself as you worry about caring for others? Is all this stress and being pulled in so many directions taking it's toll on your health? If your answer is yes, there are some quick and easy steps you can take to combat stress before it becomes a problem. In this timely podcast Dr. Jessica Heckman shares her best advice for balancing work and life, so that you can avoid unhealthy stress 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.