Baby Boy?: The Pros and Cons of Circumcision

Most circumcisions are performed on males as infants. One question familiar to all parents who have welcomed a new baby boy into the family is whether or not to perform a circumcision. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a revised policy statement on the subject. Read More »
Children's Health · McKennan

Health Coaching: Allergies or Negative Tendencies?

On a fishing trip! Ever since I was a little girl I have loved camping and eating all the good food from the grill, especially the fish. But when I was about 16, I had an allergic reaction to both shrimp and salmon. Read More »
Just for Fun, Nutrition, Patient Stories · McKennan

BPPV: A Common Cause of Dizziness

One day my dad came to me with a concern regarding his balance. He stated that anytime he looks up, bends over or rolls over to his right side, he gets really dizzy. I knew immediately what was going on and was happy to be able to help him. Read More »
Family Medicine, Pain Control · Sacred Heart

Artichokes, Eggplant and Zucchini in Your Diet

Chef Chad Cooremen   Artichokes, eggplant and zucchini! How do I incorporate these and other unique foods into my family’s menus and how in the world do I get my kids to try them? If you are the adventurous food type or just like to experiment with something a little out of the ordinary, now is a good time to try out those new vegetables that show up at the local farmer’s market. Read More »
News and Events, Nutrition · Marshall

Cutting Soda to Cut Health Risks

As a health coach, I have the opportunity every day to assist people in becoming their best! Health coaching is a process that involves identifying behaviors that are keeping people from living their best life. A common goal among my clients is their desire to cut back on their soda/sugary drink intake. Read More »
Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · McKennan

Get Your Head in the Game — Understanding Concussions, Part 2

Symptoms of Concussions – It’s Not Just a Headache Since we’re on the subject of concussions, it would be good to start with the signs and symptoms you might notice if your child suffers a concussion. Headache is one of the most common symptoms, and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan