Can You Hear Me Now?

Our brains are wired to process pictures and sound every minute of every day. When a key input is lost or severely diminished, it can have a profoundly negative effect on the ability to interact with the world around us. As time goes by, hearing function predictably deteriorates for many patients. In many cases, the inner ear is simply wearing out from a lifetime of exposure to noise. It is important to identify these changes as they occur and to track them year-to-year. When problems do occur, we have the clinical staff, equipment and technology to help. Hearing Care is Part of Every Complete Exam For our patients age 55+, a simple hearing screening (30-60 seconds) is part of the normal routine before you see your Healthcare Provider. For patients who need a more in-depth test, comprehensive exams are provided as an extension of your complete annual physical. These services are included as part of the complete annual care we provide to our patients at no cost to you. Though the program focuses on patients age 55+ (where hearing issues occur most frequently), it is open to every adult patient at Vibrant Health. If you are dealing with hearing problems yourself or suspect a problem with a family member, please tell anyone on our Care team. We will be happy to schedule a comprehensive exam. State-of- the-Art Equipment and Technology We are proud to offer state-of-the-art testing equipment and full product lines from 4 of the finest hearing technology companies in the world. If you have a hearing problem, it is our objective to meet any performance and price...

Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge

Worried holiday weight gain will weigh you down? This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey! Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds. Instead of piling on the pounds, you are invited to join the 10th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season. The 2015 Holiday Challenge:  Free Available to anyone with a valid email address Weekly Newsletters Survive a holiday party Host a healthy Thanksgiving Manage holiday stress Daily Tips Weekly Challenges Healthy Holiday Recipes Prizes and Weekly Winners Support through social media Share progress on Facebook Recipes on Pinterest Tips on Twitter Support group on MyFitnessPal.com Free webinar on Stress presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn of NC State University. The Holiday Challenge runs from November 16 through December 31. Click here to sign up...

American Diabetes Association Recognizes Dr. Greg Miller

American Diabetes Association Recognizes Dr. Greg Miller for His Contributions to Camp Needlepoint Welch, MN — The American Diabetes Association honored Dr. Greg Miller, a family physician at Vibrant Health Family Clinics, at their annual banquet for his commitment and contributions to camp Needlepoint – a fun and safe camping experience for children living with diabetes. The banquet was held at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino to recognize and celebrate the advances made in diabetes research, innovation, advocacy, and to honor key supporters. Camp Needlepoint is located at YMCA Camp St. Croix, south of Hudson, WI on a wooded bluff along the St. Croix River. The camp is open to kids age 8 to 17 to let kids have a great time participating in traditional camp activities and connecting with other children with diabetes. Dr. Miller takes a week of vacation each year to serve as the physician volunteer for the camp. He and the other medical staff oversee daily diabetes care and help campers learn to live successfully with their...