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Your immune system is an important part of your day-to-day life. It protects you from viruses and bacteria. And when it comes to respiratory illnesses common this time of year, the immune system is also responsible for fighting off the common cold and flu. So what can you do to...
With Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas and Hanukkah dinners, eating well during the holidays can be difficult. Erica K. Weinandy, Registered Dietitian, explains why that is and ways you can make it easier. “Healthy eating is a balance of eating regularly throughout the day and making colorful choices,” says Weinandy....
Beacon Health System and the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) are collaborating on a new $15.1 million ambulatory surgery center that will be constructed west of Beacon Granger Hospital in Granger. The Surgery Center of Granger will be located on a 4.65-acre site on the north side of Beacon Parkway...
Your success depends on your experience level and motivation Virtual fitness programs are workouts designed to be completed outside of the gym, such as the home, garage, yard or even the park. Many people follow written steps on an app or an on-screen instructor to stay in shape. Recently, the popularity...
Burnout is a problem that affects many in the healthcare profession, from medical students to practicing physicians to other specialists and clinicians. Jason Marker, MD, Associate Director of the Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, recently received a tap on the shoulder from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and...
You’ve seen medical helicopters fly overhead and likely wondered what and where the emergency is. For Memorial MedFlight, the emergency can be anything, anywhere in our region. But the goal is the same: get patients to the best care available, as safely quickly as possible. When time is not on a...
Vegetarian diets are becoming more popular than ever. But many people have questions about plant-based diets. Kate Glick, registered dietitian at Beacon, provides insights on the popular meatless movement. What is the vegetarian diet? Vegetarianism is an eating practice that eliminates the consumption of meat and/or animal byproducts such as cheese, milk...