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Hearing screenings versus evaluations

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 13, 2020 0 Comments General Health

The difference between a hearing screening and a hearing evaluation is important. A screening refers to a single, preliminary test used to determine whether a patient has hearing loss whereas an evaluation is an in-depth series of tests conducted by an audiologist used to measure the type, degree and configuration of the impairment and identify […]

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What to expect during a blood glucose screening

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson March 2, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Preventing diabetes starts with knowing your numbers…specifically, your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) levels. Next week, we are offering free blood glucose screenings as part of our Health & Wellness series discussion. We hope you will join us! Here are some things you might want to know. What is blood glucose? Glucose (sometimes called […]

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How often should I get my hearing tested?

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. February 19, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Most people are accustomed to making regular checkups a routine part of their medical care—i.e. vision, dental, etc.—but few pay mind to their hearing. Neglect is probably not the intent here; many are just simply unaware of how often they should get their hearing tested, and the number of physicians recommending routine hearing evaluations is […]

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Give Yourself Some Non-Sedentary Love This Valentine's Day

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 14, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by talking about heart health. Not the typical “get more exercise” discussion. Let’s talk about sitting and how all that time in front of the computer at work and binge-watching episodes on weekends is affecting you. Let’s talk about getting some more movement and more action in your life! You probably […]

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Hearing only starts with your ears

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. January 3, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Hearing Better After the season of celebrating and gatherings with friends and family has passed, you may be reflecting on how connected you felt to the conversations that were happening around you. If hearing was at all a challenge, it may be time to schedule a baseline hearing test. Hearing is part of the auditory […]

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Prediabetes: Beginning The Discussion

Karen Woodland RD, CDE Karen Woodland RD, CDE November 6, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Several years ago, I got a call from my friend. She had just been told that she was pre-diabetic and had been given a list of recommendations from her primary care provider. Since my friend’s dad had been diagnosed with diabetes, she knew what was in store and she was overwhelmed. What she didn’t realize […]

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The Annual Flu Shot: Should You Get It?

Tahmeena Siddiqui Tahmeena Siddiqui October 30, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Each year, you may wonder if the flu shot is really necessary and when asking around you will get all kinds of opinions. But if you ask your health care provider, the answer will probably be yes. Here are some common questions and concerns about the flu shot with the latest information from the CDC […]

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Mammograms Can Lead to Early Detection

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare October 17, 2019 0 Comments Family Medicine

Mammograms are an important breast cancer screening tool for women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. One in eight women either currently has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and eight out of nine women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family […]

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On the menu: Apples!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare October 11, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

October means it’s time for the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch! In celebration of National Farm to School Month, communities all over Wisconsin are crunching into apples. It’s a chance to celebrate those nutrition-packed little fruits and the local farmers that grow them. Are apples healthy? Apples are inexpensive, easy to eat, and available all […]

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On the menu: Pumpkins!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 27, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s Fall and the perfect time to enjoy your local farmer’s market while you still can! This time of the year has great seasonal produce that you can enjoy now and save for later. For a lot of us, fall farmers’ markets include buying pumpkins and gourds to adorn our tables and porches. Keep using […]

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