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Best Group Fitness Classes in the LV

Best Group Fitness Classes in the LV

Exercise is vital to a healthy life, but sometimes the colder weather isn’t exactly inviting—and that’s exactly why you should join a local indoor group fitness class.  “Group exercise breeds motivation, excitement, and adherence to the program because people feel like they are part of something special,” says John Graham of St Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Cente... »

4 Ways to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Pain

4 Ways to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome – that’s the thing you get when you type a lot, right? Not exactly.  “The tendency to develop carpal tunnel syndrome is actually genetic in nature,” says Jon D. Hernandez, MD, a hand surgeon with St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care. “It can also result from trauma to the wrist, such as a fall.” The carpal tunnel in your wrist contains the median nerve. If tha... »

Save Big On Medical Bills

Save Big On Medical Bills

Sometimes, even a top-of-the-line health insurance plan isn’t enough to cover all of your medical bills. You might have a high-deductible, high-copay policy. Perhaps you needed a critical—but uncovered—test. Or you may have incurred some out-of-network expenses. Now there’s an easier way to deal with those budget-busting expenses. It’s called AblePay Health, a no-cost serv... »

Your Guide to Medical Screenings

Your Guide to Medical Screenings

Annual auto inspections ensure our vehicles are safe to operate – but they perform another important function: They can uncover little problems before they turn into big ones. Our bodies would benefit from the same kind of attention because many serious medical conditions can fly under the radar for years before they display obvious symptoms. Getting in front of them with ... »

Healing at Home

Healing at Home

When you face a health issue that needs professional attention but doesn’t require the ‘round-the-clock services offered by a hospital or nursing home stay, St. Luke’s Home Health and Hospice can provide a less costly alternative.  St. Luke’s provides medically required services in a home-based setting and should not be confused with agencies that offer housekeeping, compa... »

5 Surprising Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

5 Surprising Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) both involve stiff, painful joints, the two diseases are hardly the same. While OA generally damages just cartilage in your joints, RA can affect many body systems. Here are a few other facts about RA that might surprise you. MOVEMENT HELPS “Patients with RA tend to feel better when they stay active,” says Emily Ke... »

6 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care This Season

6 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care This Season

If the hustle and bustle of back-to-school didn’t seem busy enough, don’t worry—the holidays are on our heels and soon we’ll be wrapped in a swirl of unending to-do’s, blinded by a blur of shopping lists, gift tags, recipes, and reminders.  »

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

It’s a simple fact: when you control the bleeding of an injury, you increase the victim’s chance of survival. Data shows that 25% of all fatalities from trauma might have been prevented if bleeding had been controlled. “Since 9/11, there have been two million traumatic deaths in the U. S.,” says Peter Thomas, DO, Director of Trauma at St. Luke’s University Health Network. ... »

5 Healthier Halloween Candies

5 Healthier Halloween Candies

This Halloween, a sugar rush—for you and your kids—is probably inevitable. But you do have some control over the quality of the treats that your family is ingesting, and that you’re doling out to the neighborhood. Stroll through the natural candy aisle at Wegmans and Whole Foods and you’ll find more options than ever for individually packaged goodies that are free from art... »

Waldorf Salad from McCoole’s Red Lion Inn

Waldorf Salad from McCoole’s Red Lion Inn

INGREDIENTS 4 cups mixed greens 1 gala apple, sliced  1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries 4 T Strawberry-Rhubarb Vinaigrette (see below) Strawberry-Rhubarb Vinaigrette: 3 stalks rhubarb, chopped 1/4 cup water + more as needed 1/4 cup sugar 1 T lemon juice 1-pint strawberries, sliced 2 oz. Dijon mustard 2 oz. honey  1 T chopped... »

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