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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. Ninety percent of single episodes of back pain become recurrent. 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...


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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