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July 12, 2019 | Happenings

National Night Out on August 6, 2019

On National Night Out, neighbors gather at events to foster camaraderie among themselves and with local law enforcement. Building those relationships to build safer communities is the ultimate goal of National Night Out. Each year this special evening falls on…


July 11, 2019 | Happenings, Health Advice

Visit a Farmers Market to Eat Healthier and Support Our Local Economy

During the warmer months, several farmers markets operate in our area. Here’s why you should visit one of them. 5 Reasons to Visit a Farmers Market Farmers markets have freshly picked, local produce. At farmers markets, you can purchase locally grown…


July 1, 2019 | Happenings, Health Advice

Parenting Around Technology: How to Handle the Risks

While there’s no doubt that technology improves our quality of life in many ways, most of us are also aware of the darker side of our relationship with modern technology. The potential downside of technology’s presence in our lives aren’t…


June 3, 2019 | Happenings

June is Men’s Health Month

You’re probably aware Father’s Day occurs every year on the third Sunday in June. Did you know there’s another observance in June that’s also significant for men? June is Men’s Health Month. This is a great time to encourage Dad…


May 30, 2019 | Happenings

Get a Jump on the Upcoming School Year

Back to school check ups & sports physicals Being a parent of school age children, you are no doubt familiar with all the requirements for school admission from year to year. One requirement by many middle and high schools is…


May 20, 2019 | Health Advice

Lightning Facts: What You Need to Know

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week Facts and Safety Tips National Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 23-29. Let’s take a few minutes to review some lightning facts and discuss several lightning safety tips. Lightning Facts: What You Need to Know…


May 20, 2019 | Happenings, Health Advice

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: 5 Things You Need to Know

Every June, advocates, volunteers, health professionals, caregivers, and family members come together to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and brain awareness. Supporters wear purple in solidarity for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia on The Longest Day, June 21.…


May 20, 2019 | Giving Back, Patient Stories

Mission Work Makes a Lasting Impact

Dr. Druffner’s Mission Trip to East Africa: Written by Dr. Druffner Each year for the past eight years, I have traveled with my family to St. Luke’s hospital in a village within the South Pare mountains of Tanzania, in East…


May 8, 2019 | Happenings

How Much Is Too Much? Avoid Overscheduling Your Kids This Summer

For modern parents, it’s easy to worry about giving our children the best chance at success. We’re surrounded with information about opportunities for kids, the risks of too much screen time, and the competitive world that they’ll face when they…


April 23, 2019 | Happenings, Health Advice, Uncategorized

Raising happier kids and recognizing signs of childhood anxiety

When anxiety gets in the way of growing up healthy Let’s say you’re the next batter up in a championship baseball game and the bases are loaded. Your team’s down by one point and there are two outs. You sure…