Prevention and Wellness, Recipes

Shrimp Aglio e Olio Recipe

Healthy eating is an important part of overall wellness. Norton Healthcare’s “In the Kitchen” shows you how easy it can be to prepare delicious and healthy meals. Shrimp Aglio e Olio Makes 1 servingIngredients 2 ounces dry whole-wheat linguine (4 ounces after cooking) 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 – 2 cloves garlic,…

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Prevention and Wellness

Kids Getting Drunk on Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer helps protect you against nasty germs. It’s all over the place — in the office, in your bathroom, even in your car or purse. While most people use hand sanitizer to keep themselves healthy, most parents don’t realize how dangerous it can be in the wrong hands. For young children, just swallowing two…

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Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Sports Health

A personal best after shoulder surgery

For many fitness enthusiasts, CrossFit is a good way to stay in shape. For 48-year-old Tim Wait, it’s a way of life. Wait is described by many as a “super athlete.” He pitched in competitive baseball leagues until he was 45 and has always pushed his body to the limit. About four years ago, he…

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Heart

How your health is like a wagon wheel

Norton Hospital employee Jeannie Cox is a champion for her patients. Just like a good coach, she helps them help themselves. But Cox is not a doctor or nurse. She’s a nationally certified counselor who works in the care management department. She meets with patients to determine what type of ongoing care or services they…

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Norton Childrens Medical Center

Up With a Cough?

Your child’s nagging, hacking cough that likes to pop up in the spring can play a trick on you. There’s no fever, the cough comes and goes, and it seems to be triggered by the getting-ready-for-bed routine. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s nothing serious, health officials warn. Frequent intermittent coughing — particularly at bedtime…

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Employee stories - Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare employees write their own success story

There’s no shortage of clichés about success: Success is a journey, not a destination. Never give up. Dream big. For employees like Deanna Polsgrove, practice manager, Norton Infectious Disease Specialists, the success of Norton Healthcare’s Office of Workforce Development program is no cliché. It truly is a life-changing opportunity. “This is an incredible program and…

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Prevention and Wellness

How to help parents age gracefully

When you’re a kid, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how family dynamics change over time. Mom and dad have always been there for you, right? Then one day you realize you’ve traded places. They’re not taking care of you. You’re taking care of them. It can become an overwhelming task. In…

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Dementia, Neurosciences

Putting the brakes on Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease has been compared to everything from a ruthless thief to a raging wildfire — one taking away everything and one destroying everything in its path. While science and medicine work to find answers, no sure-fire ways are yet known to prevent or cure this irreversible disorder that now affects someone in the United…

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Prevention and Wellness

Sunshine Smoothie

Oranges, lemons, strawberries and green leafy vegetables packed with vitamin C makes urine more acidic, which helps prevent bacteria from growing in the system. In addition, vitamin C helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the immune system, helps your child’s gums stay healthy, keeps infections at bay and helps the body absorb iron from food…

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Prevention and Wellness, Recipes

Pancakes a healthier way

Pancakes: fluffy, golden stacks of buttery goodness. No matter how high the stack, pancakes may not be the healthiest breakfast option. But if you choose to splurge, you can make them relatively guilt-free by replacing the butter and syrup with fruit. One regular-sized pancake has only about 85 calories. Here’s a healthier, diabetic-friendly recipe for…

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Prevention and Wellness, Sports Health

Training for the big race?

Shoes A local running or sports shoe store is a good place to help you find the right shoes. These specialty stores have educated staff who can evaluate your feet and running patterns to help find the best shoe for you. Also keep these tips in mind: Buy shoes at the end of the day….

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Prevention and Wellness

Feeling bad? Don’t rule out flu just yet

Just when you thought the flu season was over, the virus seems to be holding on. Last week, the number of cases diagnosed in Norton Immediate Care Centers nearly doubled. And just to complicate things, colds are making the rounds and environmental allergens are right behind. So how do you know if you have the…

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