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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...

Duration: 00:10:53

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...

Duration: 00:08:44

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.

Duration: 00:11:42

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...

Duration: 00:10:37

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...

Duration: 00:09:20

Reduce Stress to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Stress can affect you in many different ways. Some stress might affect you in a positive way. However, if you have negative stress, it can contribute to heart disease and put you at risk for serious health issues. Listen as Bobbi Clinch discusses how stress can affect your heart and ways to lower your stress levels for a healthier life.

Duration: 00:09:15

Women: Know Your Symptoms of Heart Disease

We’ve all heard the experts tell us about the symptoms of heart attack, where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a women's heart attack and heart disease symptoms may be very different. Listen as Dr. Matthew Johnson, cardiologist at Bryan Heart, discusses the symptoms of heart disease and how women need to be aware of the differences.

Duration: 00:09:10

Heart Disease: Are You at Risk?

According to the NIH, in the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. In fact, coronary heart disease (CHD)—the most common type of heart disease—is the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States. You can find out if you are at risk for heart disease with HeartAware. It's quick, free and confidential. If you are at risk, you can meet with a nurse about your health. In this segment, Dr. Ryan Shelstad, cardiothoracic surgeon at Bryan Heart, discusses risk factors and...

Duration: 00:11:30

How to Prevent Falls and the Injuries They Cause

At Bryan outpatient rehabilitation, we have the skilled physical therapists and advanced technology to help improve your balance in order to prevent future falls. Our evaluation begins with a detailed history and clinical screening to determine what specific tests are appropriate for your condition. Listen as Laura Corbridge, physical therapist at Bryan Health, discusses how best to help you reduce the risk and prevent falls.

Duration: 00:09:09

How to Prevent and Treat Your Babies Flat Head or Twisted Neck

Flat head syndrome can happen when a baby sleeps in the same position for long periods of time. There are some simple things a parent can do like changing your baby's sleep position, and providing tummy time. In this segment, Brandy Escamilla, physical therapist at Bryan Health, offers tips for parents on how they can avoid flat head syndrome or twisted neck.

Duration: 00:08:36

Building A Healthy, Balanced Plate

Eating healthy is important for more reasons than you might imagine. It can boost your energy, increase your brain function and even help you to live longer. In this segment, Jill Rolfson, Bryan Health registered dietitian, shares the top tips and best advice for healthy eating throughout your lifetime.

Duration: 00:10:14

What Vitamins Should You Be Taking?

According to the The National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, the majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. If you don't eat a nutritious variety of foods, some supplements might help you get adequate amounts of essential nutrients. However, supplements can't take the place of the variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet. Listen as Jessica Heckman, MD, family practice doctor at Family...

Duration: 00:12:56

Restless Leg Syndrome: Symptoms, Triggers and Treatments

According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 10 percent of the U.S. population may have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). Several studies have shown that moderate to severe RLS affects approximately two to three percent of adults (more than five million individuals). RLS is a neurological disorder characterized by throbbing, pulling, creeping, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable and overwhelming urge to move them. The most distinctive or unusual...

Duration: 00:12:00

How to Lose That Holiday Weight

Healthy weight is about balancing food intake with physical activity, and small changes can make a big difference. One of the biggest nutrition challenges for many Americans is that during the holidays we consume foods that are high in sugar and fat, and add extra calories our bodies are not used to having. So how do you begin working towards healthy weight loss, especially after the holidays? Listen as Jill Rolfson, Bryan registered dietitian, gives you the best advice on how to get...

Duration: 00:10:48

How to Include Healthy Fats into Your Diet

If you are trying to integrate healthier foods into your diet, you may think eliminating all foods that contain fat is the way to go. Our brain is made up of 60 percent fat. The fat we eat feeds our brain and spinal cord which aids our neurological functions and mental clarity. Fat is a vital part of our core nutrition and it enables us to live healthy, happy, lives. There are also many foods that despite their high fat content actually offer huge health benefits. Listen as Hillori...

Duration: 00:13:25

Are You at Risk for Shingles?

According to The CDC, almost one out of every three people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster in their lifetime. There are an estimated one million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children. However the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older. Listen as Suzanne M. Vandenhul, MD discusses this...

Duration: 00:11:16

Blood Pressure Medications 101

If your doctor has told you that you have high blood pressure, they may recommend blood pressure medication to help control that hypertension. The array of medications available can be quite confusing. According to CDC, about 70 million Americans adults have high blood pressure – that's one in every three. Only about half of people with high blood pressure are actually managing their condition. Dr. Joseph Kummer, cardiologist at Bryan Heart, discusses high blood pressure medications and the...

Duration: 00:14:12

How to Make Healthy Eating Choices During the Holidays

Holiday parties and family gatherings can present a special challenge when it comes to eating healthy. We all could use a few tips to help stay healthy and enjoy the holidays. Questions about trying to eat healthy around the holidays are common and include: what can you do as the party host to create a healthier holiday party? How do we fight the temptations for the sweets and treats around the holidays? How do we prevent unintentional weight gain during the holiday season? Listen in as...

Duration: 00:09:32

LifeTracks: A Healthy, Smart Approach to Weight Loss

Do you need to lose 40 pounds or more? You might want to consider LifeTracks – Bryan LifePointe's medically supervised weight loss program for people who need to lose 40 pounds or more. LifeTracks is a medically supervised meal replacement program for rapid and safe weight loss with skill building to help you learn how to keep off the weight that you have lost. Our emphasis is on health and weight management, not dieting. Listen in to Lauren Christensen, registered dietitian at Bryan...

Duration: 00:08:58

Best Tips for Proper Running Technique

Running and walking are important skills to be learned yet for most of us we have never been taught proper form. Using proper form when running can help to keep you exercising longer, more efficiently and injury free. Eric Heyl, with the Lincoln Running Company is here today to help you better understand the importance of running right.

Duration: 00:11:15

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