TVC Health & Wellness
Mary Joy, DO is one of Tanana Valley Clinic’s Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine physicians, with professional interests in neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, including manipulative treatment for headaches and back pain. She treats all sorts of pain complaints, both acute and chronic, in all age groups. Dr. Joy is especially interested in helping athletes quickly return to play, and enjoys treating back pain and headaches during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She also works with newborns for a variety of complaints. In her spare time, Dr. Joy enjoys watching all sports, doing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time outdoors.
Poor Posture Impacts the Whole Body
Poor posture can definitely cause pain anywhere in the back and neck and can have long term effects. Having poor posture puts excessive strain on the spine, the intervertebral discs, and the muscles of the back and can make someone more likely to have degenerative changes in the spine, herniated discs, and muscle or soft tissue strains.
Poor posture can also lead to headaches. Many people these days tend to have their chin pointed slightly upward…
Nicole Soto, MD is a board certified dermatologist at Tanana Valley Clinic. Her addition to TVC in 2011 established the clinic’s very first Dermatology practice, which now includes Mohs services. Dr. Soto is an Army veteran, a mother of five, grandmother of two, and raises horses when she is not seeing patients.
Winter in Fairbanks can be described in two words: dry and cold. These extreme environmental conditions can have effects on even the healthiest skin. This harsh environment alone, or in combination with wetting and drying of the skin during bathing or swimming, can break down the natural barrier function of the skin. If prolonged, this skin breakdown can progress into eczematous dermatitis with redness and itching.
If you find yourself outside throughout the winter, whether…
Kerry Wappett, MD promotes cervical health in women and provides clinical recommendations. Dr. Wappett is a gynecologist at Tanana Valley Clinic who likes to spend his free time with his family, cross-country skiing, and caring for his horses.
Each year, approximately 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month to highlight issues related to cervical cancer, HPV disease, and the importance of early detection. Cervical Cancer is preventable with early vaccination, appropriate screenings and Pap tests regularly, and HPV test when recommended.
What is Cervical Health?
Cervical health primarily address our ability to detect and…
Corrine Leistikow, MD provides some insight on the benefits of exercise. Dr. Leistikow is a family physician at Tanana Valley Clinic who likes to spend her free time competing in long distance bike and ski events.
Would you be interested in a new medicine with incredible benefits? This new medicine would:
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- help with insomnia
- decrease both anxiety and depression
- make you better at math
- help improve your blood sugars if you have diabetes
- help improve your cholesterol numbers, especially HDL – the protective type of cholesterol
- help lower your blood pressure
- and help with back pain and pain from arthritis.
This new medicine may even stave off or at least slow down the…