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4 Reasons Why a Colonoscopy is Better than a DNA Test (Cologuard)

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 16, 2018 0 Comments General Health

In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  approved a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test that can be done at home and mailed to a lab for analysis. The test, called Cologuard, looks for blood and DNA mutations in your stool that could indicate colorectal cancer. For people who are afraid of having a […]

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Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 9, 2018 0 Comments General Health

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 last exam, you may be wondering whether it’s time to have the test. You should have a […]

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Don't Let Shin Splints Slow You Down This Year

It’s that time of the year – the snow is melting, the sun is shining and spring sports are beginning! For many high school athletes this means one thing: shin splints. As a Licensed Athletic Trainer, I see a lot of athletes in the spring with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) also known as shin […]

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Heart Health Awareness - Year-Round

Tiffany Tiffany February 22, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

Create Heart-Healthy Habits 365 Days a Year! February is American Heart Month. With 17.3 million deaths each year from cardiovascular disease, it’s important to remember about your heart health, not just for the month of February, but year-round! Let’s take a quick glance at the statistics of heart disease and just how prevalent and dangerous […]

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Eating for a Healthy Heart

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 16, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition and eating for a healthy heart, 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 […]

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Knowing Your Health Numbers Is Key

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 8, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Keep track of your numbers Individuals with pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes are likely to also have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. These individuals are also likely to be overweight/obese. These factors can play a major part in developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions as time goes by. But […]

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Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference in Heart Health

Tiffany Tiffany February 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Put Your Heart Health First Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families […]

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Food Swaps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 25, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

As the Super Bowl comes creeping up in the coming weeks, we start to prepare dishes and snacks for our parties with friends and family.  Unfortunately, most of those dishes and snacks are packed with calories, fried in grease and just overall unhealthy. The average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during […]

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Are You Keeping To Your New Year's Resolutions?

Tiffany Tiffany January 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Resolutions might seem hard to maintain with January coming to a close. Health resolutions are very common for those looking to lose weight and improve the quality of their health overall. Having a resolution is a great approach to creating a healthier you, but why not try something new? Why not turn your resolution into […]

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Alcohol - How Much Is Too Much?

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson January 11, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Alcohol is the most frequently consumed substance of use and misuse in Wisconsin, and during the holidays our alcohol use is typically higher than normal. Alcohol can add a lot of additional calories we don’t need, but it can also be harmful to our overall health.  Do you know what the risks are?  How do […]

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