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Healthy Skin is In

Healthy Skin is In

by Starr Long - June 23, 2016

The sun’s rays make us feel great, and they can also give us that gorgeous tan we all love. But, will our love for the sun come back to haunt us?

Summer Safety

Summer Safety

by Health & Wellness Team - July 07, 2015

Oh, the joys of summer – pool parties, cookouts, lake days and vacations! As summer continues and we plan activities to enjoy the outdoors, we must keep sun safety in mind.

The Dreaded “C” Word

The Dreaded “C” Word

by Becca Brannan, RN - March 11, 2014

As a member of the Health & Wellness team at Shannon Medical Center, I spend a good deal of time out in our local community teaching about prevention and talking about wellness. And, it never fails— as soon as I mention preventive screenings I hear moans and groans coming from the audience. They know what is coming. They are dreading the big “C” word.

Self exams are important, too

Self exams are important, too

by Health & Wellness Team - October 23, 2013

Every October, we remind women of the importance of receiving and scheduling a mammogram. We talk so much about the screenings, because they are extremely important in the detection and prevention of breast cancer.

Low Back Pain can be a real

Low Back Pain can be a real "Pain in the Butt"

by Garry Capers - September 24, 2013

How many of us are suffering from low back pain (LBP) for which the cause and cure are unknown? Well, from 1975 to 2010, I was one of you. You know what I’m talking about; that constant nagging ache or even worse, that shooting pain that radiates down your leg when you sneeze or move suddenly.