Family reunites with the medical team that saved young mom's life after a blood clot nearly killed her

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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“It was like a symphony — everybody played their role, and they played it perfectly…”

Arlee Gregerson delivered a beautiful baby girl via c-section in November, and two days later, she was doing great and feeling ready to return home when she lost consciousness in her husband’s arms.

Plan for a Healthy New Year

By Caroline Shugart
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As the end of 2015 approaches, it is only natural that we evaluate our successes and failures for the year, and consider how we might change our behaviors for 2016.  Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, listed these as the top five New Year’s resolutions for 2015:  staying fit and healthy, losing weight, enjoying life to the fullest, spending less (and saving more), and spending more time with family and friends.  Any of these sound familiar? 


Beating Fast Food

By Caroline Shugart
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What is “fast food”? What eateries do you think of when you hear the phrase, “fast food”? Here are six restaurants: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Taco Time, Subway, Noodles and Company, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.  Are they purveyors of fast food?  And here are five foods: French fries, hamburgers, vanilla shakes, potato chips, and pepperoni pizza. Are these foods all examples of the dreaded fast food?

Say No to Sugary Soda

By Caroline Shugart
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It's football season, and along with the fantastic receptions and bone-jarring tackles that I’ve come to expect, there are occasions when that most desperate of all plays, the “Hail Mary pass,” is used.  You know this play.  Usually near the end of the game, and with the slimmest chance of success, the quarterback heaves the football toward the end zone, hoping that one of his teammates will catch it and win the game, a physical manifestation of a miracle.  It is a last ditch effort, plain and simple.

 

I was reminded of this play when I read that a major soda manufacturer (I’m not about to give them any free publicity by mentioning their name) was bankrolling an organization dedicated to the proposition that the obesity crisis is primarily about inactivity, and not about how much we eat and drink.