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Archive for August 2018

Harvey Joins Prairie View Team

NEWTON, Kan. (August 30, 2018) – Prairie View Inc., welcomes Dera Harvey, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, to its clinical staff. Harvey is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and provides medication management to adolescents and adults ages 6 to 70 at Prairie View at Legacy Park, located in east Wichita at 9333 East 21st Street North.…

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How To Sneak Kale Into Your Diet

“I know kale is good for me, but I just don’t know how to fix it!” I hear this a lot. Kale is the most nutrient dense food on the planet. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients and very low in calories. It is rich in anti-oxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, calcium,…

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Dera Harvey, APRN

“As a nurse practitioner, my specialty is caring for those in need while also having the ability to use science to aid them in achieving a healthy mind, body and spirit.” Dera Harvey, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Locations Wichita (East) Treatment Areas Medication Management Assessment Treatment planning Psychotherapy Admissions…

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Marla Clouse, LSCSW

“As a therapist, I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for my clients to work through the challenges encountered in life.” Marla Clouse is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker, and she provides individual, family and couple therapy to adolescents and adults. Locations Wichita (East) Treatment Areas Trauma Marriage and family therapy Dialectical Behavior…

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Avoiding Inflammation, Part 3: The Spice of Life

We are continuing our discussion about how to avoid, reduce and reverse inflammation in our bodies. (Read Part 1 and Part 2 here.) This inflammation leads to and is present in chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as anxiety, depression and dementia. One way to battle inflammation is to increase…

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We Must Grow Up

If I were preaching this week, one of the texts would have been Ephesians 4—a beautiful description of the body of Christ, the church.  (By the way, this is another one of my top 10 biblical texts!)  The first 16 verses are a description of unity in the church, but they are so much more:…

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On the Outside Looking In: What is the Church Anyway?

Many people can probably remember a time when they felt rejected in some way. Even as children, you may recall being selected last on a team for a game at recess. Or maybe you weren’t allowed to be part of the “popular” group in school. Unfortunately, rejection can also be part of our lives as…

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Avoiding Inflammation, Part 2

Continuing our discussion on inflammation, remember we were discussing inflammation at the cellular level that can lead to and is a part of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Inflammation in brain cells is associated with anxiety, depression and dementia. In order to decrease and prevent chronic inflammation of our cells, we…

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Inflammation and Mental Health

Let’s talk about inflammation. When you hear about inflammation, you may associate it with sore muscles, aching joints or an injury you have suffered. You reach for a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). These over the counter drugs may relieve you of the pain you are feeling. But what about…

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