Individual with back pain visiting a chiropractor.

When Should You See a Chiropractor?

We will all experience minor neck pain, back pain, shoulder problems or hip discomfort at some point in our lives. It can stem from day to day stress or an old injury. Either way, chiropractic care can help relieve the tension that has built up by realigning the joints that have become misaligned.

In fact, chiropractors can help patients with a wide range of injuries and conditions. If back pain, decreased range of motion or neck pain (or another musculoskeletal issue) is preventing you from living your life, seeing a chiropractor might be worth considering. Here are some signs that an appointment with a chiropractor may be necessary:

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Person receiving counseling through an employee assistance program.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): Get Started Today!

If you run a small business, it’s important to keep your employees happy – especially in a post-pandemic environment where competition is fierce when hiring and retaining a workforce.

No matter the industry, employees are looking for competitive salaries and good health plans/benefits, which can include an employee assistance program. EAP services support the well-being of your staff and ultimately affect their productivity and morale at work—which is good for both parties involved! Read more

Man overcoming his gambling disorder by talking with a counselor.

When Do You Need Gambling Addiction Help? 7 Major Questions Answered

There’s nothing wrong with gambling every once in a while. It can be a fun, enjoyable activity when done responsibly. But, when this hobby begins to affect your overall mental health or causes you to regularly lose large amounts of money, it’s a problem.

Learn more about how to get gambling addiction help and recognize when enough is enough. Read more

Rehab center providing addiction treatment.

What Is Rehab — and Will It Lead to Addiction Recovery?

You may have heard the terms “rehab” and “detox” used interchangeably, but they are not necessarily the same. What is rehab? It refers to the entire process of rehabilitation and recovery from addiction, while detox is a step in the recovery process.

Detox, a withdrawal management program, is a step of addiction treatment for those struggling with alcohol use or drug addiction. It involves 24/7 medical care and support for a short amount of time – typically between 3 and 7 days. 

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Mental health professional counseling a patient whose stress affects their well-being.

How Does Stress Affect Your Physical and Mental Health?

Stress is a natural part of everyday life; everyone experiences stress, even if they don’t have an anxiety disorder or other mental illness. But if your body experiences long-term stress, it can cause bigger problems. 

Stress affects mental health just as much as mental health problems affect your body’s stress response in return. Plus, stress-related issues can manifest into physical health problems, as well.  Read more

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9 Types of Behavioral Health Therapy to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

Children have a lot of feelings swirling around, whether or not a mental health condition is present — and it can often be hard for them to express things clearly. Mental health services provide helpful tools for children so that they can learn the skills needed for regulating their emotions. 

If your child is struggling with behavior issues, such as anger management or tantrums, there are many effective types of behavioral health therapy for kids.

*If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Read more

Workers participating in an employee wellness program.

Improve Business Health With an Employee Wellness Program

Employee wellness programs include a variety of initiatives that help employees improve overall health and well-being: disease prevention, health promotion, and education programs.

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Patient visiting a primary care doctor.

Types of Doctors: What are Primary Care Physicians and Providers?

A doctor-patient relationship is just that — a relationship that is based on trust and clear understanding. Getting to know the same doctor through checkups, screenings, and well visits allows the doctor to know and understand your personal history and symptoms. Plus, that type of familiarity makes it easier to diagnose problems, which ultimately keeps you healthier AND happier.

Your primary care physician is the doctor you turn to for basically everything, from routine checkups to the diagnosis of persistent, nagging illnesses. But what exactly is a primary care doctor and how are primary care providers different from other specialists?

There are a number of differences between the types of doctors and providers involved in primary healthcare. Let’s take a deeper look!

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Patient receiving facial acupuncture treatment to reduce puffiness.

The Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

The face is the first thing people see when they look at you. It reveals your age, your state of mind, and can even give clues about your personality (before you open your mouth)!

It seems that everybody these days is looking for the perfect facial rejuvenation formula to fight the aging process, hoping to slow the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) believes it has the anti-aging answer, and that’s facial acupuncture. Benefits include increased collagen production, better circulation and even improved complexion. Is it possible you’ve stumbled upon a treatment that works better than Botox? Perhaps! Let’s learn more… Read more

Residential treatment facility at Meridian.

Can You Prevent Your Children From Inheriting Addiction Problems?

Addiction is a complex disease that can be difficult to overcome, and unfortunately prevention is never guaranteed. It often runs in families, and unfortunately, children of addicts are at a higher risk of developing addiction problems themselves. But does this mean that addiction is hereditary? And are there steps you can take to TRY to prevent your child from inheriting your addiction? 

Disclaimer: Addiction looks different for everyone. This article will make general statements about addiction and is not meant to diagnose or suggest treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, contact a treatment center

*If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Read more