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Tower Health Providers Discuss "Reentry"

The pandemic is not over, but the desire to return to normal is strong, especially as warmer weather returns. However, many individuals may be anxious to safely “reenter” into more normal activities, while also feeling uncertain about safety and how to address the many changes forced upon themselves, their families, and their communities over the last year.

How to Protect Your Emotional Health This Winter

West Reading, PA., November 18, 2020 - As winter approaches Tower Health experts offer these tips about maintaining a positive attitude and protecting your emotional health. For many individuals, winter is an especially challenging time because depression often worsens as weather grows colder and there…

Four Ways to Improve Heart Health

Lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the health of your heart. Keeping your heart healthy is something you can work on every day. Whole body wellness can help you feel stronger, healthier and mentally sharp – and it can also reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.

The Importance of Maintaining Primary Care Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tower Health reminds the public about the importance of continuing to see your primary care provider, even as the coronavirus remains in our community. Regular wellness, screening, and preventive visits with a primary care provider can help manage any ongoing health issues or detect new conditions.

#TowerGimmeFive Healthy Recipes

Enjoy these recipes from our Tower Gimme Five hands-on cooking classes. Apple Crisp Yields 6 servings Ingredients: 1 20 oz. can Apple filling 2 Granny Smith Apples 1 Tbsp. Orange Juice 2 Nature Valley Honey Oat Granola Bars Cooking Instructions:   Peel, core, and slice Granny Smith apples. Mix…

12 Weeks to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

The best time to start getting healthy is right now, and we make it a little easier to begin. Our 12-week plan focuses on a new heart-healthy behavior each week. Find out what you can do to lower your heart disease risk, feel better, and lead a healthier life.

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Managing Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

COVID-19 has made a significant impact on the way many individuals work, live, and interact with friends and family. These rapid changes have caused many individuals to feel additional stress and anxiety in already uncertain times. During the pandemic, it's important to stay safe and one of the best…

How to Eliminate Migraine Headaches

A migraine headache is an intense, throbbing pain on one side or both sides of the head. Migraines may also cause other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise.

What You Need to Know about Ear Pain and Earwax Buildup

The ears produce a substance called earwax that helps keep bacteria out of the ear and protects the skin in the ear canal. Occasionally, earwax can build up in the ear and cause discomfort or hearing loss.

Avoid Back Pain and Injury When Shoveling Snow

  The tri-state area can be unpredictable when it comes to winter weather. Along with the risk of icy roads and walkways, common winter injuries seen at Tower Health Urgent Care include back and shoulder pain from shoveling snow. Fortunately, there are methods to prevent this type of injury and muscle…