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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 […]

How to kick the habit: Skipping breakfast

Val Gleason is the president and chief executive officer at Newton Medical Center. Gleason joined Newton Medical Center in 2004 as vice president of physician services and most recently served as the hospital’s chief clinical integration officer. She graduated from Newman University with a B.S. in Business and holds an MBA from Baker University. She’s […]

Heart-healthy recipes: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken or Pork

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up slow cooker favorites like barbecue pork. The American Heart Association has put together a delicious, heart-healthy recipe that doesn’t sacrifice flavor for fewer calories or sodium. Feeling like some bbq chicken sandwiches? Great! With only 125 calories per serving and 130mg of sodium, you can indulge […]

The ABCs of heart health – tips and tricks to prevent heart disease

By: Dr. Yvonne Saunders-Teigeler, FAAFPNorth Amidon Family Physicians Dr. Yvonne Saunders-Teigeler was born and raised in Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency program in June 2001. Dr. Teigeler received honors while in her residency program including Chief Resident status in her third year. Dr. Teigeler received her doctorate […]

Heart-healthy recipes: Savor the flavor of sweet & sour pork

This dish is certainly better than stopping at your favorite fast food place, and has just a fraction of the sodium! Even if you’re on a heart-healthy diet and you’re looking to keep your salt in check, this delicious take on traditional Asian cuisine will have your family begging for more – and you can […]

Heart-healthy recipes: Seduce your sweetheart with these raspberry chocolate mini macarons

Looking for a heart-healthy sweet treat this Valentine’s Day? Why not make your sweetheart some delicious treats as a gift, or maybe to share after a three-course meal? The American Heart Association offers several heart-healthy recipes that promise to be delicious and easy to prepare. While this dessert has a little bit of sugar, you […]