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The Power of Blood Flow Restriction

When does ten-pounds feel like 50? The answer? When you’re restricting blood flow while working your muscles.  Blood flow restriction might seem like an odd concept. Right? Why would someone want to restrict blood flow? Wouldn’t that be harmful? Wouldn’t hurt? But if you’ve been injured or had surgery, a blood flow restriction device (BFR) […]

Miller-Dwan Foundation: Year in Review

2019 was an extraordinary year! Each year brings new projects, new challenges and new people to our lives, while each day brings new stories of hope, strength and love. We wanted to recap some of the things that topped this year that will make a difference in the health of people throughout our region in […]

Don’t Hold Back

  What happens when cancer strikes? What happens when everything you’ve ever counted on changes on a dime? For Miller-Dwan Foundation’s Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center Manager, Chris Mitchell, the answer easy. You help one another. You pull people together, and especially around the holidays, you give.   This year with Mitchell’s help, a multi-department […]

Celebrating the Other Four-Legged

If you’re a fan of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, you know we’re fans of dogs. There’s Lou Ann, our foundation ambassador and therapy-dog-in-training. There’s our Animal Assisted Therapy Fund, the fund you can donate to help assure the provision of canine therapy throughout the hospital. And then there’s our never-ending desire to talk with you about […]

What is Mindfulness, Anyway?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. A reawakening of the moment.   Wait. Huh? What? What exactly does that mean?   We talk a lot about mindfulness here at the Miller-Dwan Foundation. Mindfulness is the basis for much of the mental health care funded by the foundation. It’s the core of […]

Animal-Assisted Therapy

So, what does it entail to become a therapy dog? We are animal lovers here at the Miller-Dwan Foundation and we understand the importance of having our furry friends as our partners in healthcare. In March, we adopted an Australian Cattle Dog names Lou Ann, in hopes of her being our therapy-dog-in-training and ambassador for […]

The Doctor is Still In

From artificial intelligence, insurance on demand and virtual reality, healthcare is changing. I recently attended a day-long Future of Health conference that suggests, as we already know, that things are changing at break neck pace. These changes, however, might not be as scary as we fear. Let’s talk artificial intelligence. I recently heard that DARPA, […]

National Philanthropy Day

Today is National Philanthropy Day, a day to celebrate the extraordinary impact that philanthropy has had in our world. It is a day that celebrates the charitable work that makes a difference and creates change in communities.   Right here in our own community, you are changing lives.   Some examples of how your gifts […]