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  • Eat these five foods to keep your colon healthy

    Eat these five foods to keep your colon healthy

    The colon (otherwise known as the large intestine) is not only a key component of the digestive system—it plays a vital role in overall health, as well. Its main function is the removal of salt, water and toxins from indigestible food, keeping them out of the bloodstream where they can be harmful. The colon also helps the body eliminate solid food waste.

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  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Cold-Weather Workouts

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Cold-Weather Workouts

    Cold, wet and windy weather doesn’t have to mean putting your outdoor workout routine in the deep freeze. Follow these simple tips to stay active and fit right through the winter months.

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  • Common myths about sports injuries

    Common myths about sports injuries

    When it comes to treating sports injuries, everyone has an opinion about what works best. But most people aren’t doctors or specialists who work in the areas of sports medicine or physical rehabilitation, and some of the “tried-and-true” treatments you may have heard may not be based in sound medical knowledge.

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  • 10 Foods for Building Strong Bones and Muscles

    10 Foods for Building Strong Bones and Muscles

    Eating right is about more than managing your weight. You’ve got to take in the right balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep all the systems in your body functioning properly, and to keep your bones and muscles strong and healthy.

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  • 7 Tips to Transition Back Into an Exercise Routine

    7 Tips to Transition Back Into an Exercise Routine

    It’s that time of year when many people are making resolutions to get in shape and be more healthy—are you one of them?

    Depending on your current fitness level, getting fit in 2015 may be a big challenge, especially if you are used to a sedentary lifestyle. Don’t let that discourage you. Resolving to live a healthier lifestyle, including regular exercise and proper nutrition, will bring benefits for years to come.

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  • Eight Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    Eight Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    Are you among the 45 percent of Americans who will make a New Year’s resolution this year? Did you know only about eight percent of people who make a New Year’s resolution will succeed?

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  • Hypothermia: Prevention and Treatment

    Hypothermia: Prevention and Treatment

    Hypothermia is a lowering of the body’s core temperature, and it’s a potentially dangerous condition that can occur when the body is exposed to cold or moisture. Your body’s natural response to cold is shivering, which is a mechanism used to re-warm the body. Eventually, however, that shiver response is not enough to keep your body warm, which can result in hypothermia. When left untreated, hypothermia can be fatal.

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  • In the News: North Central Surgical Center Hospital Featured by Nanalee Nichols

    In the News: North Central Surgical Center Hospital Featured by Nanalee Nichols

    Nanalee Jeffus Nichols and her husband Thomas are natives of Deport, Texas, where they own a small herd of cattle and a host of community newspapers. Nanalee has been in the newspaper business for 37 years and won First Place in the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Award four times. She’s also the medical captain of the Deport Volunteer Fire Department, and an Intermediate EMT. Her ability to work, serve and play was being limited by severe back pain, and she could barely walk at times until back surgery at North Central Surgical Center restored her to full health.

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  • How to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

    How to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

    The immune system is the body’s defense system against microorganisms that cause disease and illness. When you consider the amount of germs you are exposed to on a daily basis, it’s easy to see just how busy your immune system is. Occasionally, the immune system gets bogged down—it can’t keep up, and germs successfully invade the system, causing illness.

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  • National Golf Month: Common Golfing Injuries

    When one thinks of sports injuries, they generally think of a hard-hitting running back, a too-tall-for-his-own-good center or a rambunctious hockey defenseman. After all, injuries are just part of life for contact sports players. However, injuries can come with any sport, and that includes golf.

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