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Make this year your year for "Quitting Sitting"

Colleen Seefeldt Colleen Seefeldt January 13, 2017 0 Comments General Health

As the New Year begins, most people like to make a “New Year’s Resolution.” Why not make yours “Quitting Sitting?” Most American adults spend up to eight hours sitting a day and everyone knows that sitting behind a computer all day can get a little drawn out day after day. What most people do not know […]

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Move it to Lose it!

Heidi Jennrich, APNP Heidi Jennrich, APNP January 2, 2017 0 Comments Family Medicine

I have been working in pediatrics for over 15 years. In this time, I have seen a great need to improve the health of families both in nutrition and exercise. We are feeding our children, but is it the best nutrition for their bodies? Our goal at Fort HealthCare’s pediatric clinic is to care for […]

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Indoor fitness activities to do with children

Tiffany Tiffany December 22, 2016 0 Comments General Health

For parents, it can be tough to find indoor local activities for your child(ren) to burn off some energy during the deep freeze of winter, but it’s important to help motivate them to stay active and to aim for at least 60 minutes daily of physical activity. Winter in Wisconsin can be tough for the family […]

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Having a healthful holiday season

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare December 15, 2016 0 Comments General Health

For most people, the holiday season is filled with friends, family, fun, and of course – food. The variety of elaborate once-a-year entrees, delectable desserts, and eggnog can be difficult to avoid – and can wreak havoc on your eating regimen, especially if you are watching your calorie intake. Here are some helpful tips and […]

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Antibiotics are not for all illnesses

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 30, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

When you or your child is not feeling well, the impulse to get a prescription for an antibiotic – quickly! – seems like the best course of action, offering the most immediate relief for illnesses. Many of us have grown up believing antibiotics are a “cure-all,” having experienced success when using them in the past. […]

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Meditation practice may help reduce holiday stress

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 21, 2016 0 Comments General Health

It is always a good time to think about ways to reduce the level of negative stress in your life, as too much stress can lead to poor health, or worsen an existing health condition. The holiday season in particular, while joyous in a lot of ways, can be stressful for many people. Extra shopping, […]

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Ankle Injuries: To brace or to tape?

Brian Meitner Brian Meitner November 17, 2016 0 Comments General Health

During every sport season and in virtually all sports, coaches and athletic trainers are faced with athletes who have a history of “weak” ankles, which can lead to ankle injury. The traditional approach has been to tape these players to give them additional protection from injury or re-injury.  Unfortunately, this has been proven to be […]

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Healthy Holiday: Cranberry Artichoke Stuffing

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD November 16, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s almost here – Thanksgiving! It is probably the most food-focused holiday there is, so it seems appropriate that this week we talk about a favorite side dish…stuffing! Who doesn’t love stuffing? All those mushy carbs soaked in fat. Yum! OK, yes, stuffing is delicious but it can also be very unhealthy. One website published […]

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Diabetes awareness every day

Rea Fritz, BS, RN, CDE Rea Fritz, BS, RN, CDE November 10, 2016 0 Comments General Health

National Diabetes Month is observed every November so there is at least one time of year when individuals and health professionals can focus their attention on the seriousness and prevalence of diabetes as a chronic health condition among our entire population. For those individuals affected by diabetes, it is not something that is only managed […]

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Heart health is for all ages

Aaron Beck, MD Aaron Beck, MD November 4, 2016 0 Comments General Health

You are never too young or too old to take care of your heart.  People at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy, and making smart choices at an early age can create healthy habits to help prevent heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Tools for all generations to take […]

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