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Your Colonoscopy Questions

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 14, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Going in for a colonoscopy might not be anyone’s idea of a fun way to spend an afternoon, but it’s something that everyone over the age of 50 should do. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of cancer death among both men and women. The […]

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Slimdown Challenge 2019: Healthy Habits

Tiffany Tiffany March 7, 2019 0 Comments General Health

  Happy March, everyone! I feel like March is/will be that month that Wisconsinites start to have a glimmer of hope that we can go a week without snow/ice/sleet/thunderstorms and terrible driving conditions… at least I hope! March also has some other great and exciting opportunities that I’m looking forward to. These include: First day […]

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Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 28, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Colonoscopies Are An Important Step To Preventing The Third Leading Cause Of Cancer In Men and Women A colonoscopy is an exam that can screen for and prevent colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer in men and women. But if you’ve never had a colonoscopy, or it’s been a while since your […]

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Simple Steps To Eating For A Healthy Heart

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 21, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Learning to eat for a healthier heart made easier When it comes to nutrition, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are used by doctors to check the levels of cholesterol. LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides all make up cholesterol levels. It’s important to know these numbers and what they mean in order to […]

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Steps To Better Your Heart Health

Tiffany Tiffany February 14, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Check out these steps to ensure you’re making heart health a top priority in your life Happy February everyone! When I think of February, I think of the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Pitchers and Catchers reporting. As of lately, I’m thinking about the amount of “Wisconsin weather” we’ve had. In the “Health and wellness world”, February […]

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What Diabetics Need to Know About Carbohydrates

Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN February 8, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Managing your diabetes can feel overwhelming, but it isn’t impossible. Understanding what carbohydrates are and how they affect your diabetes will make managing it a much simpler task. Here are the five most important things every person with diabetes needs to know about carbohydrates: What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates, or carbs, are one of the three […]

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Super Bowl Heart Healthy Snacks

Tiffany Tiffany January 31, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Try These Heart Healthy Snacks For a Fun Super Bowl Time In my house, we have 3 seasons – Spring, Baseball and Football; which means that Super Bowl Sunday is the culmination of a lot of weeks of binge-watching pigskin and making snacks. On a side note, I do believe I heard my husband actually […]

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Winter Running Safety Tips

Amie Ramczyk Amie Ramczyk January 24, 2019 0 Comments General Health

It is that time of year when the temperature begins to drop and the days are shorter.  Because of this many people believe it means the morning and evening outdoor runs/walks need to come to an end.  This is very far from the truth, in my personal opinion; it is my favorite time of the […]

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4 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 17, 2019 0 Comments General Health

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. What’s more, 140,000 of those Americans – nearly 20 percent – die as a result of their strokes, and many stroke survivors develop long-term disabilities that cause problems with speech, movement, and their ability to think. […]

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Hand and Wrist Stretches for Computer and Smartphone Users

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 10, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Smartphones, computers and tablets have done wonders for productivity and connectivity. But daily use of these devices can cause you to make repetitive — and often awkward — hand and wrist movements that can sometimes result in pain or stiffness. If you are a frequent smartphone, computer, or tablet user, it is important to keep your hands […]

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