Improving Health


Vitamin D: An Essential Vitamin for Strong Bones and Healthy Living

Posted by Heather Leger, MS, RD, LD on December 1, 2022

With a plethora of vitamin supplements available, it may be difficult to determine which ones are right for you.  As one of the more common supplements, vitamin D is a nutrient that is essential for health and to maintain strong bones.  It is both a nutrient found in the foods we eat as well as a hormone that is naturally produced in the body.  

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Prebiotics and Probiotics: Creating a Healthier Gut

Posted by Heather Leger, MS, RD, LD on November 1, 2022

You may have heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but do you know what they are? There has been nutrition research that has linked functional components of food to improvements in health – and prebiotics and probiotics are two of those components. 

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5 Benefits of Proactive Asthma Treatment

Posted by CareATC on October 11, 2022

Have you ever had to stop to catch your breath, only to realize that you could not? Are you concerned that you might be exhibiting symptoms of asthma? Know the facts and take action so you can breathe easier. 

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3 Facts You Should Know About the Flu

Posted by Jill Berg, R.N. on September 7, 2022

Flu season lasts from October to May of each year. Discover the facts you need to know to stay healthy this upcoming flu season. 

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5 Healthy Habits to Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Posted by CareATC on August 3, 2022

Diabetes is a common health condition in the United States and the prevalence is currently on the rise. According to the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans of all ages have diabetes. Unfortunately, this condition often goes undiagnosed and untreated. However, the good news is that yearly testing of blood glucose and Hemoglobin A1c levels can result in early detection and treatment. At the CareATC clinic, we can test for, diagnose, and treat diabetes through a multi-disciplinary approach. 

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What You Should Know About Arthritis

Posted by Kate Hunt, MSPT on July 8, 2022

Do you experience joint swelling, pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion?  Do weather changes get you down?  Arthritis comes in many different forms, but you can take charge of your mobility!

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3 Good Mood Foods to Try at Home

Posted by Heather Leger, MS, RD, LD on June 2, 2022

Food can be medicine for your brain health.  Although food should not replace a medication prescribed to treat your mental health condition, it can be used as part of a balanced, multi-faceted treatment plan.  Read on to learn more about certain foods can improve your mood.

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Best Ways to Beat High Blood Pressure

Posted by Jessica Walker on May 2, 2022


  • 47% of American adults have high blood pressure
  • Only 1 in 4 adults diagnosed with high blood pressure have it under control
  • High blood pressure puts you at risk of heart disease and stroke
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What Triggers IBS and How to Prevent It

Posted by Katrina Christianson on April 1, 2022

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habit in the absence of a specific and unique organic pathology. Since treatment is complicated, it’s important to work with your doctor and a dietitian.

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Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

Posted by Jill Berg, R.N. on March 1, 2022


  • 1 in 3 Americans are at risk for Kidney Disease
  • 37 M American adults currently have Kidney Disease…and many do not know it (Nat’l Kidney Foundation)
  • Kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the United States. (CDC)
  • In the United States, diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure, representing about 3 out of 4 new cases. (CDC)
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