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Monthly Archives: April 2015


National Raisin Day – April 30th

Today, April 30th, is officially National Raisin Day. As a Dietitian, I love raisins for so many reasons. They are a nutrient rich fruit option, a great low fat option, and rich in minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, and antioxidants. On this day, please enjoy these little fruit treasures. Since they are a dried fruit,

The true story on Sleep Deprivation

A soon to be twin mom asked how bad the sleep deprivation really is... I'm here to tell you, it's bad. It's real bad. It takes you to a whole new level of tired. It's not necessarily the "I can't keep my eyes open" kind of tired. I remember being tired like that when I

I’m sooooooo sore! Help!

By Zac Woodruff, RN BS A few days ago we had 7 yards of pea gravel delivered to our front driveway (we have a bunch of pathways in the backyard that needed fresh gravel on them). With the trusty help of our good ol’ wheelbarrow and a couple of shovels, my wife and I began

April is National Garden Month

Many people have gardens, but for those of you who “are on the fence,” take a peek at some of the benefits listed below. The pictures are of my two kids, Henry (6) and Thomas (3). The highlights from our planting strawberries were lots of laughing, Henry loved using the water hose, Thomas found a

Meet Your Nursing Staff – The awesomeness of 3 Zac(h)(k)s!

Zachary Brower (left), Zachary Millsap (middle), and Zachery Woodruff (right) Zachary Brower, RN - ICU Quick facts: Right before nursing school, my wife and I travelled around America for 5 months to seek outdoor adventures. If you rock climb, you may regularly run into me at Smith Rock. One of my life goals is to

What is cellulitis and who gets it?

By Zac Woodruff, RN BS Recently I took care of patient whom had a pretty gnarly skin infection in his lower left leg called cellulitis. Aside from the swelling, tenderness, and pain at the site of the infection, the patient was also experiencing a very high fever of nearly 105 degrees. More on that in

After Tax Day Grocery Savings Tips

April 16th…the day after Tax Day! For those of who owed money to the government or simply looking to save a bit of money on your grocery bill, try these food cost savings tips. The nice thing about the following tips is that it will keep you and your family eating healthy. 1.) Buy in

Nap Time, Nap Time, Nap Time

Now that we've determined how important sleep is to keep the babies happy, and more importantly when and where they get it, I'm afraid our lives will be revolving around naptime for the next while. I used to be ...able to count on them getting sleep here and there, falling asleep in the car, while

Six Month Update

We hit six months on Easter. Boy has the time flown by! Although the babies are growing more and more fun by the day (and cuter too), I do have to say this past month kicked my butt. It was a g...ood practice in patience and perseverance. I think we've come around that rocky bend

Get up and Move

Today is a great day to Get Up and Move! April 1st is National Walking Day sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA promotes ways to decrease the risk of heart disease, and walking is certainly an excellent way to help improve heart health. The benefits of a regular walking program can include