Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl

This is the kind of dish you might want throw in a cup and take on the go, but how about trying it as more of a summer soup? With only 23mg of sodium and 7g of protein, this delicious, sweet fruit blend will certainly be a family favorite! Click on the photo below to […]

How to avoid heat stroke

With temperatures often climbing into the triple-digits during July and August, it’s especially important to be heat aware and avoid heat stroke (sunstroke). But how do you know whether you’re just thirsty, have a case of heat exhaustion or are suffering from heat stroke? The CDC let’s us know what to expect and how to […]

How to recognize the signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s can be a scary topic to discuss, especially if you think you or a loved one might be experiencing signs of memory loss or other symptoms related to the disease. It’s a progressive disease that may manifest itself with a few symptoms for years and gradually become more serious. There is currently no cure […]

Healing hands: NMC’s specialized care team treats hard-to-heal wounds

Time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds, especially wounds left by accidents, burns, cancer treatments, diabetes and other conditions. But Newton Medical Center’s Wound Care Team is here to help with innovative technology and dedication to patient care. Our superhero team is trained to use advanced wound healing with state-of-the-art wound healing treatments to help you […]

Heart-healthy recipes: Spaghetti-Squash Spaghetti

During this time of social distancing you might be cooking more dishes from home. Instead of making the same old recipes over and over, why not take this time to experiment and cook things you may not have had time for before? Try this spin on traditional spaghetti by using spaghetti squash, courtesy of the […]

How to stay fit while staying at home

This unprecedented period of social distancing is new for everyone, and some are worried about backsliding or changing their workout routine. With gyms closed to abide by federal, state and local guidelines, it can put a damper on your daily exercise. Don’t let it! Here are a few ways you can stay active while social […]

How to have fun inside during this period of social distancing

If it hasn’t hit yet, it’s inevitable: cabin fever will eventually set in as we are staying home and abiding by social distancing recommendations. And if you have kids, that feeling might come sooner rather than later. The good news is, you don’t have to feel like a prisoner in your own home. There are […]

Here are the facts about COVID-19

A Nickerson High School graduate, Dr. Jennifer Koontz grew up in Hutchinson, KS. As a college athlete, playing volleyball, basketball and running track at Bethel College, she discovered a passion for healthy living and sports medicine that would direct her in life. As a physician specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since 2005, Dr. Koontz […]