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Experience stress relief through gardening

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare April 13, 2017 0 Comments General Health

April is Stress Awareness Month, and also a time when we experience warmer temperatures and see green things growing where empty branches or snowbanks used to be. Stress awareness should receive continuous attention, but we take the time to focus on ways to improve our health with the different health observation months that come along. To […]

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A healthy snack—when your munchkins have the munchies!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 30, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

With childhood obesity rates where they are, it’s important to teach your kids how to make healthy choices, and what better way than to teach them to make nutritious snacks that are easy and delicious! The first step is setting aside a low cabinet or low refrigerator shelf where kids can access food to make snacks […]

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The Slimdown Challenge: Another Success Story

Marci Pasquesi Marci Pasquesi March 24, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Fort HealthCare is in its sixth year hosting the county-wide Slimdown Challenge. With each year, more and more people are inspired by the progress they see within themselves and that of others. This year, we highlight a 2016 winner, not only winning a prize during last year’s Challenge, but also achieving personal health goals. To […]

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Eating Well for Hearing Health

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 16, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you consume can have a positive effect on your hearing. Studies indicate foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost your hearing. In some cases, they may even help prevent or delay hearing loss. Omega-3 fatty […]

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7 Questions About Your Colonoscopy

jonathanmclaughlin jonathanmclaughlin March 10, 2017 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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What are shin splints?

Kim Beggs, LAT Kim Beggs, LAT February 23, 2017 0 Comments Sports Medicine

Spring is here! With the change of seasons comes a change in high school sports. Local high schools will be beginning their spring sports in the upcoming weeks. As a Licensed Athletic Trainer, I see a lot of athletes in the spring with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or better known as shin splints. Shin […]

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Eating for Heart Health- Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Amy Podmolik Amy Podmolik February 10, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are the labs your doctor orders to check the levels of cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides. It’s important to know your numbers and to understand what those numbers means so that you can be more proactive […]

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Dining to keep your heart healthy

Alena Purpero Alena Purpero February 1, 2017 0 Comments General Health

As Wisconsin residents, we find ourselves battling the same things. The battle of explaining what a “bubbler” is to outsiders, the gamble of your car starting in the midst of a harsh winter, and lastly, eating right in the land of cheese and beer. Food is a big deal in Wisconsin’s culture, and it’s not uncommon […]

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Athletic trainers are one of the first lines of defense when it comes to sports-related skin infections

Kim Beggs, LAT Kim Beggs, LAT January 25, 2017 0 Comments Family Medicine

We are in the middle of the high school wrestling season. The wrestling season can be a busy time for licensed athletic trainers (LATs). Due to the amount of physical contact between athletes, wrestling is the most common sport for skin conditions to occur. LATs are one of the first lines of defense when it […]

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Run Safely this Winter

Amie Ramczyk Amie Ramczyk January 19, 2017 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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