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PT for Parkinson’s helps Social, Physical, and Cognitive Symptoms.

By: Kathy Hubbard. Physical therapist Cher Cassidy starts the session saying, “Be big! Big posture! Big hands!” with the biggest smile that totally lights up the room. I’m at BGH’s Performance Therapy Services with Marilyn Barnes, 83, who seven years ago was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is now taking the LSVT Big/Loud classes.

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Sexual Abuse is a Serious Health Threat in the U.S.

By: Kathy Hubbard: “I decided to become a certified SANE nurse because I love giving voice to survivors and feel so honored to navigate them through the process of taking their power back,” Butler said. “Holding both certifications allows me to provide specialized care for survivors of every age.”

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Quick Guide to Protecting Kidney Health.

By: Kathy Hubbard: “Kidney disease is a major public health concern,” The National Kidney Foundation’s website says. “Kidney disease often goes undetected until it is very advanced. Unfortunately, this is when someone would need dialysis or a transplant.”

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BGH Poison Prevention Program Educates LPOSD Elementary Students.

By: Kristin Carlson. When Mrs. Lavigne’s Kindergarten class at Washington Elementary was asked, “Can anyone tell me what a poison is?” You could see their minds at work. Slowly, a little hand went in the air, “A snake bite?” Soon after, similar responses followed about what is considered poison. 

The question served as an icebreaker to a Poison Prevention Community Outreach Program hosted by the Bonner General Health Pharmacy to educate children in grades K-2 about everyday household items that could be dangerous and what to do if they encounter them.

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Nutrition is Critical to Health and Development.

By: Kathy Hubbard: We all know “nutrition” and eating a “nutritious diet” is important.
I asked Sandra Frank, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Education Coordinator at Bonner General Health a slew of questions about nutrition for those of us whose diets aren’t restricted by our weight or health conditions.

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What you should know about inherited heart diseases.

By: Kathy Hubbard. It may come as a surprise to you, but today’s article won’t tell you to watch your diet, stop smoking, or get more exercise even though it is about heart health. Just like you inherited your father’s eye color and your mother’s nose, there’s a possibility that you inherited something more serious.

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