Raising healthy kids: Nutrition needs for teenagers

Teen eats healthy snack while doing homework on his laptop

With the overload of information out there about what to eat, understanding the nutrition needs for teenagers can be tricky for parents. What are the best food choices for growing teens? And how can parents guide their children to make healthier decisions? 

Good nutrition is vital for people of all ages, but the teen years are a critical time for kids to develop good eating habits. Today, about 20% of kids between the ages of 12 and 19 have obesity, which can lead to serious health problems as they age. 

By understanding good nutrition and eating the right foods, teens can maintain a healthy weight and set themselves up for better long-term health.

Keep reading to learn about the nutrition needs for teenagers, the types of foods kids need as they grow and develop, and how to encourage your teen to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

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Is prostate Aquablation therapy right for treating your BPH?

Father, who underwent prostate aquablation therapy, takes a selfie with his family

Many men suffering from the impact of an enlarged prostate have improved their quality of life with prostate Aquablation therapy. But is it right for you?

Aquablation therapy is a minimally-invasive robotic procedure for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) due to an enlarged prostate. Keep reading to learn more about this cutting-edge procedure, what makes someone a good candidate, and how it compares to other BPH treatments.

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What you need to know about the aquablation procedure for treating BPH

Patient consulting with physician about aquablation procedure.

We have great news for patients suffering from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Logansport Memorial Hospital now offers the Aquablation procedure as a treatment option.

This effective and minimally-invasive therapy uses a heat-free water jet—delivered with robotic precision—to improve overall urinary function in men with BPH who want to get back to normal life ... being themselves and being free again to do the things they used to do without compromising confidence and lifestyle.

Keep reading to get answers to some of the most common questions patients ask about  Aquablation therapy.

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FAQ: Self-care for cancer patients

Woman with cancer chats with a friend

Undergoing treatment for cancer isn’t easy. Making sure to take care of yourself while getting chemo is one way to feel better and stay strong. And, when it comes to self-care for cancer patients, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Experts with experience helping people cope during their cancer journeys have many different recommendations for what can bring comfort.

In this blog post, we’ll cover tips to help you maintain resilience and stay hopeful. Review their suggestions and then determine which ones make the most sense for you.

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