Improving Health


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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Inflammation: Is Your Diet Putting You at Risk?

Posted by Sarah McDougal on January 31, 2022

For many, the word “inflammation” conjures an image of a swollen body part or injury, but there is inflammation that occurs within the body that you cannot see. Many common diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and even certain cancers, are precipitated by or accompanied by chronic low-grade inflammation.

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Is Your Thyroid Functioning Properly?

Posted by Katrina Christianson on December 29, 2021

Have you been feeling unusually cold? Have unexplained hair loss? Extreme fatigue and lacking energy? These signs and symptoms may indicate your thyroid isn’t functioning properly.

The thyroid gland plays a critical role in your health by producing certain hormones. Problems can develop when this gland isn’t functioning correctly. Disease can develop in men and women and can occur from birth until advanced age. Risk factors for developing thyroid problems include genetics, gender (women), age, and having an autoimmune disease, Turner syndrome, celiac disease, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, lupus, pernicious anemia, thyroid cancer, or thyroid radiation.

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Blood Donation

Posted by Sarah McDougal on December 1, 2021

National blood donation awareness month is coming!

Since 1970, January has been recognized as National Blood Donation Awareness Month. The combination of recovering from the holiday rush, unpleasant weather, and seasonal illnesses has a strong negative impact on donations and blood drives. In this article, you will learn why blood donation is necessary, how to donate, and how to maintain adequate iron stores when donating.

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The Healing Benefits of Deep Breathing

Posted by Sarah McDougal on November 3, 2021

“For breath is life, so if you breathe well, you will live long on earth.” - Sanskrit Proverb

You take 25,000 breaths every day. While these breaths don’t require conscious effort or thought, the way you breathe impacts everything from your psychological well-being to your physical health.

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