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Bullying: Mean Girls

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Memorial Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Parents, Pediatrics, Physician Services | Posted on 23-03-2017

Female bullying is nothing new. Along with male bullying, it has become a national epidemic. Bullying can begin as early as when a child starts attending school. Statistics show male bullying is more prevalent, but female-to-female bullying is much more subtle.

Types of female bullying
Female-to-female bullying rarely becomes physical. It usually involves: Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy Divorce – Is it Possible?

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Mental Health, Parents | Posted on 21-03-2017

Two people don’t get married expecting the relationship to fail, but statistics show some marriages face this harsh reality. Separation and divorce are not easy choices, even if you know it’s right. However, the possibility of a healthy divorce can be realistic.

What’s healthy?
Some people may think a healthy divorce means communicating effectively and productively with their ex, while others have very separate lives and speak only when necessary.

“A healthy divorce is a goal you should continually work toward for many years,” said Tisha Bayless, LCPC, a therapist at Memorial Behavioral Health. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Tips for Reducing Stress

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Memorial Behavioral Health, Mental Health | Posted on 16-03-2017

Stress is everywhere. Work, family, finances, health concerns—the list goes on and on. The way we cope with stress plays a significant role in how it affects our daily lives.

When you are stressed out, do you feel defeated? Does stress challenge you? Do you look at stress as an opportunity for growth? It’s tempting to ignore stress by watching mindless TV or hanging out with friends, but that is only a temporary fix.

Caitlin Deady, LCSW, a therapist at Memorial Behavioral Health, provides these tips to reduce stress in your life for the long haul: Read the rest of this entry »

Bring the Farm to Your Table

Posted by | Posted in Expert Tips, Memorial Medical Center, Nutrition, Recipes | Posted on 14-03-2017

March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to shake off the humdrums of cold weather and all the heavy food that accompanies it. One way to practice healthy habits any time of year is to visit local vendors who offer a variety of fresh produce and food. Start by visiting local restaurants that offer a seasonal menu with a variety of vegetables. Get inspired by trying something new paired with a seasonal side. Cow cheek, anyone?
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Get Your Rear in Gear for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by | Posted in Cancer Care, Expert Tips, Memorial Medical Center, Screenings | Posted on 02-03-2017

Rajan Kochar, MD, MPH, a gastroenterologist at Springfield Clinic, promoted colon cancer awareness month, recognized in March, with Joey McLaughlin recently on WTAX radio.

“Colon cancer is preventable,” Dr. Kochar said. “The bottom line – colonoscopies save lives. You may have no symptoms, but you are harboring polyps. Someone who does have a family history should start having the procedure sooner.” Read the rest of this entry »