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Benefits of Proactive Varicose Vein Care

Benefits of Proactive Varicose Vein Care

Varicose veins do a number on the appearance of your legs, and they’re not just a cosmetic concern. Fortunately, safe, nonsurgical treatment options can make your varicose veins a thing of the past. Read on to learn more.
Jun 1st, 2024
The Value of a Wellness Checkup

The Value of a Wellness Checkup

Going to your doctor when you’re sick is natural, and makes good common sense. But how about when you’re feeling well? How important are those routine annual checkups anyway? Read on to learn more.
May 1st, 2024
4 Heart-Healthy Swaps for Your Diet

4 Heart-Healthy Swaps for Your Diet

Learning how to eat healthy can be one of the most challenging tasks to master, especially if your go-to snack is decadent or salty. Read on for some healthy swaps to get started on a healthier you.
Apr 2nd, 2024

The Link Between Weight Gain and Hormones

For many people, weight gain isn’t a simple math equation about calorie intake and energy expended in physical activity. Hormones and metabolism play a significant role in weight management. Read on to learn about how they’re linked.
Mar 1st, 2024
3 Important Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

3 Important Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

A coronary event like a heart attack catapults patients into a medical and emotional tailspin. It’s natural to be afraid and to feel that everything is beyond your control. Cardiac rehabilitation can help you regain control.
Feb 7th, 2024
Do These Things Now to Keep Your Metabolism Strong Later

Do These Things Now to Keep Your Metabolism Strong Later

Metabolism is a term people sometimes use when they’re trying to lose weight and they can’t seem to reach their goals no matter what they try. What is metabolism, and is there a way to boost it now to keep it strong? Learn more here.
Nov 10th, 2023
I'm At Risk for Heart Problems — What Should I Do?

I'm At Risk for Heart Problems — What Should I Do?

Heart problems affect millions of Americans. While risk factors like age and having a family history of heart disease are beyond your control, there are plenty of things you can do to be more heart healthy. Here’s what you should do.
Oct 1st, 2023
Noninvasive Procedures to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Noninvasive Procedures to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins not only look unsightly, but they also cause pain and discomfort. Advances in varicose vein treatment now make it possible to address the condition without undergoing invasive vein stripping. Read on to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2023
Here's Why High Blood Pressure Is Dangerous

Here's Why High Blood Pressure Is Dangerous

High blood pressure is a common health issue in the general population. Just because it isn’t rare doesn’t mean you should ignore it, however. Untreated high blood pressure could have life-threatening consequences. Read on to learn more.
Aug 8th, 2023
How Botox® Helps With Migraines

How Botox® Helps With Migraines

Migraine sufferers know all too well how this neurological condition can wreak havoc in your life. Managing symptoms and the frequency of episodes is important. Did you know that Botox® can help with migraines? Read on to learn more.
Jul 13th, 2023
What to Expect During Your Stress Test

What to Expect During Your Stress Test

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. If you have heart issues, your doctor may prescribe a stress test to find out how well your heart functions. Learn what to expect here.
Jun 5th, 2023
Am I at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Am I at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because for many people, it has no outward symptoms. Knowing whether you’re at risk for high blood pressure can literally save your life. Click here to take a personal assessment.
May 1st, 2023
7 Key Health Benefits of Getting Optimal Nutrition

7 Key Health Benefits of Getting Optimal Nutrition

Optimal nutrition has serious ramifications that go well beyond weight management. It keeps you operating at a higher level whether you play sports, work in an office, or are a grandparent who loves playing with your grandkids. Read on to learn more.
Apr 10th, 2023
Healing Tendonitis: 7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy

Healing Tendonitis: 7 Key Benefits of Physical Therapy

The dull joint pain and inflammation of tendonitis can make moving around difficult. Fortunately, physical therapy can promote healing and get you back to living fully again. Read on to learn the important benefits of physical therapy.
Mar 8th, 2023
The Vital Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation After a Heart Attack

The Vital Role of Cardiac Rehabilitation After a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the top cause of death in the United States for women and men, regardless of race and ethnicity. Learn about the vital role cardiac rehabilitation plays in helping patients who’ve suffered a heart attack or coronary event.
Feb 8th, 2023
6 Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure

6 Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a serious medical condition that uncontrolled can lead to dangerous, life-threatening complications like heart attacks or strokes. Fortunately, there are numerous things you can do to manage high blood pressure. Learn more here.
Jan 1st, 2023
What Not to Do If You Have an Ingrown Toenail

What Not to Do If You Have an Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails not only wreak havoc on an otherwise gorgeous pedicure, but also can result in pain or even an infection. Here’s how to keep ingrown toenails from progressing or to help prevent them from happening in the first place.
Dec 11th, 2022
How Integrative and Functional Medicine Work Together

How Integrative and Functional Medicine Work Together

Preventing illness and managing chronic diseases provide a foundation for the delivery of health care in the United States. Integrative and functional medicine are two patient care modalities that address chronic disease. Read on to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2022
How to Help Your Young Athlete Avoid an Ankle Sprain

How to Help Your Young Athlete Avoid an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are common sports injuries that can keep a young athlete out of the game for several weeks. But did you know there are things your child can do to prevent ankle sprains? Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2022
5 Benefits of Functional Medicine

5 Benefits of Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an approach to care that focuses on discovering the root cause of disease. Doctors who practice functional medicine receive specialized training after completing traditional medical school and clinical studies. Learn more here.
May 1st, 2022
A Closer Look at Treating Neck Tendonitis

A Closer Look at Treating Neck Tendonitis

​​You’re probably familiar with the terms tennis elbow and jumper’s knee. Both are types of tendonitis, a painful condition often accompanied by inflammation at a joint. But did you know you can get tendonitis in your neck? Read on.
Apr 3rd, 2022
What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy?

What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy?

You may have heard of osteopathic medicine, but do you know how a doctor of osteopathy, or DO, uses osteopathic manipulative therapy to diagnose and treat medical ailments and disease? Read on to learn more.
Mar 2nd, 2022
How PRP Can Treat Your Heel Pain

How PRP Can Treat Your Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common foot issue, and getting lasting relief can be challenging. Recommended rest and time off your feet may be all but impossible to do. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a nonsurgical treatment option that can help. Here’s how.
Feb 1st, 2022
Nutritional Counseling for Your Weight Loss Goals

Nutritional Counseling for Your Weight Loss Goals

Specially trained health care providers offer nutritional counseling programs that involve comprehensive planning designed to help you lose weight and eat healthier. Click to learn more about how we can help with your goals.
Jan 5th, 2022
Am I a Candidate for Acupuncture?

Am I a Candidate for Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice in which specialists puncture the skin in strategic locations on the body by using small, thin needles. It’s used to address diverse issues, rebalancing the flow of energy. Read on to learn more.
Nov 1st, 2021
Can I Prevent Diabetes?

Can I Prevent Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that has serious implications — literally from your head to your feet as the leading cause of both blindness and lower limb amputation. Is there a way to prevent diabetes? Read on.
Oct 4th, 2021
Life After a Heart Attack

Life After a Heart Attack

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a heart attack. Regardless of whether it was a first heart attack, it creates an indelible impression from that moment forward. Read on to learn about life after a heart attack.
Sep 1st, 2021
A Closer Look at Cardiac Rehabilitation

A Closer Look at Cardiac Rehabilitation

Life after a cardiac event like a heart attack can be a little scary. Knowing what you can and should do to get back into the swing of things can be confusing and overwhelming. That’s where cardiac rehabilitation comes in.
Aug 10th, 2021

How Does Physical Therapy Work?

Physical therapy, or PT, is an effective, noninvasive treatment method to help address functional movement issues. Some patients seek PT after an injury or surgery. But how does PT work? Read on to learn more.
Jul 13th, 2021

The Benefits of Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition counseling is an important service that can help people achieve and maintain good health. Although nutrition counseling often helps you lose weight, that’s only part of the equation. Read on to learn more about its benefits.
Jun 15th, 2021

Understanding How a Stress Test Works

A stress test can help your doctor discover whether symptoms like chest pain mean that you’re at risk of having a heart attack. If you have a diagnosed heart condition, it can help your doctor develop a safe exercise program for you.
May 10th, 2021

Why You Might Need Orthotics

You’ve probably seen them in the drugstore or perhaps in a television commercial, but may not know much about shoe inserts or orthotics. Read on to learn about orthotics and why we prescribe custom orthotics to help our patients.
Apr 12th, 2021

The Many Benefits of Weight Loss

Losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge for many Americans. Despite the difficulty, you should know that the ramifications of not getting to a healthy weight are substantial. Read on to learn about the many benefits of weight loss.
Mar 2nd, 2021

Can My Hammertoe Be Corrected?

A hammertoe is an abnormal bend at the first joint of your second, third, or fourth toe. Hammertoes can lead to painful corns and bunions as well as a permanent deformity if left untreated. Read on to learn how your hammertoe can be corrected.
Dec 13th, 2020

Do You Need Behavioral Counseling?

Life is a collection of moments that span from great highs like the birth of a child, marriage, and promotions to extreme lows like the death of a loved one, loneliness, and divorce. Behavioral counseling can help you navigate life.
Oct 9th, 2020

How Losing Weight Affects Your Cardiovascular Health

Being overweight affects your health in many ways. The most devastating health issue connected to obesity is that it puts you at a higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease. The good news is that even modest weight loss can reduce these risks.
Sep 9th, 2020

Tips for Living With Plantar Fasciitis

The pain of plantar fasciitis can affect your quality of life regardless of whether you’re a long distance runner or a grandparent trying to keep up with your grandkids. Our podiatry team offers these tips to help you live with plantar fasciitis.
Aug 17th, 2020

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health

Keeping your heart healthy is important for both men and women. Between the sexes, however, symptoms of heart attacks and treatment can vary greatly. For many women, knowing the differences may just save their lives.
Jul 16th, 2020

How Good Nutrition Can Benefit Your Whole Body

Eating nutritious meals has a whole host of benefits for your overall health. It’s about more than just maintaining a healthy weight. Food is literally fuel for your body, so making good choices determines how well your body functions.
May 26th, 2020

Is It Possible to Prevent Shin Splints?

Taking your exercise routine up a notch from time to time can help maximize the overall benefits to your health and fitness. Like most things, though, your timing has to be right. If you try to do too much too quickly, you can get shin splints.
Apr 22nd, 2020

Vein Disease Self Assessment

Don't let heavy, aching and swollen legs slow you down - There is relief! Varicose veins are often misunderstood as simply a cosmetic issue, but when left untreated, they can progress into a more serious condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI)
Apr 15th, 2020

A Common Cause of Heel Pain

People often assume that foot pain is caused by a heel spur, but this usually isn’t true. Plantar fasciitis is a common culprit that causes pain at the bottom of the heel or sometimes at the bottom mid-foot area, that develops gradually over time.
Mar 10th, 2020

Warning Signs That You May Have Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a painful condition that can keep even the most active person from enjoying a round of golf or even simply completing their honey-do list. Recognizing the warning signs of tendonitis can expedite the healing process.
Feb 29th, 2020

Stopping Hammertoes and Bunions in Their Tracks

Hammertoes and bunions may seem like minor foot issues until you’ve experienced the foot pain caused by them. It’s important to learn how to prevent these common problems and minimize their effects.
Feb 7th, 2020

How to get more out of your Physical Therapy treatment

Physical therapists assess your condition and help you regain maximal functional mobility, strength & reduce pain. A variety of individualized treatment modalities and techniques are used to help you move better and feel better - including home exercises!
Jan 27th, 2020

7 Steps to Lower Your Blood Pressure This Year

If left untreated, high blood pressure can have a number of serious, and sometimes deadly, results. Specifically, hypertension can cause heart disease and strokes, which are among the top five causes of death in the United States.
Jan 2nd, 2020
red heart drawn on paper

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease with our Healthy Hearts Program

CMI's Healthy Hearts lifestyle change program can help reduce your risks for heart disease. Our coaches will motivate and excite you to participate in exercise, learn about heart healthy nutrition, and teach you other skills to improve your heart health.
Dec 12th, 2019

Myths and Facts About Heart Attacks

Heart attack symptoms and risk factors are often ignored until the heart attack happens. Although not all heart attacks are preventable, separating fact from fiction — and knowing how to live heart-healthy — can save your life.
Dec 1st, 2019

Cold Weather and Body Ache

Ever wonder how it is possible that some people know it is going to rain today without watching at the news or looking at the sky? Well, your body and joints work as a weather app (I tell my patients that you will never forget an umbrella…)
Nov 29th, 2019

5 Reasons Our Weight Loss Programs Work

Diets and weight loss fads get a lot of media attention — always have and always will. But losing weight and keeping it off requires dedication and specifically knowing all of the factors that go into your metabolism and why you gain weight.
Nov 1st, 2019

Your Varicose Veins May Be More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Varicose veins might be unsightly bluish-purple swollen veins on your legs or feet, but it’s possible they’re more than just a cosmetic issue. They can cause swelling, leg pain, and more, making it difficult to enjoy everyday activities.
Sep 30th, 2019
bowls of vegetables and beans

What does Whole Food Plant-Based mean?

There's so many terms used to describe different dietary choices like vegetarian, vegan, etc. Different people make personal food choices based on different reasons. Learn what whole food plant-based means and why it can improve your health.
Sep 27th, 2019

Why You Should Never Ignore Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you have diabetes, something as common as a blister from poor-fitting shoes can have serious consequences if you develop a foot ulcer. Learn more about diabetes complications and why you should partner with a podiatrist for diabetic foot care.
Sep 1st, 2019
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What's Behind the Rise in Heart Attacks Among Young People?

Heart attacks used to be something you worried about when you reached your 60s or retired. But that has changed. Heart attacks are increasing in adults aged 40 and younger. Here’s why heart attacks are on the rise among young people.
Aug 2nd, 2019

Diabetic Foot Care

When you have a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, routine foot care is essential... but why? Uncontrolled blood sugar levels over time will effect your feet by causing: dry/cracked skin, calluses, poor circulation, ulcers and diabetic neuropathy.
Apr 30th, 2020