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Low sodium: No salt doesn't have to mean no flavor

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD August 26, 2016 0 Comments General Health

Have you been told that you need to follow a low sodium diet, or watch your salt/sodium intake? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (this is equal to 1 teaspoon). Eating too much sodium puts you at risk for developing serious medical conditions, […]

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Should you go to the Emergency Department?

David Rutledge, MD David Rutledge, MD August 10, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

Determining when and where to receive medical care can be a difficult decision.  This is especially challenging when you do not have health insurance.  Sometimes it seems that the only option available is the Emergency Room at the local hospital.  However, using the Emergency Room for non-emergent health issues is not only time consuming, it […]

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Camp for Kids with Diabetes

Katherine Lemon, MD Katherine Lemon, MD June 24, 2016 0 Comments General Health

Summer – a time for fun in the sun, backyard barbecues, vacations, lazy afternoons at the beach; and for many kids, going away to an overnight summer camp. When I was young, I wanted so badly to go to summer camp. I was able to go once with a Girl Scout troop, and I remember […]

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Natural Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD May 26, 2016 0 Comments General Health

“My doctor told me I have high blood pressure, what do I do now?” Well, the good news is that what you eat makes a difference, and there are natural, healthy alternatives to reducing your numbers. Here are three healthy alternatives to lowering your blood pressure through a proper diet: Eat less salt. A high-sodium […]

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Healthy Ways to Keep Your Blood Pressure Down

Tiffany Frohmader, B.S. Tiffany Frohmader, B.S. May 19, 2016 0 Comments General Health

May is such a fun month with all of the hustle and bustle of spring sports and school nearing the end, wedding and graduation season kicking off and holidays such as Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Did you also know that May is also known for “Blood Pressure Awareness” month? Blood pressure is the measurement […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Julia Neppl PT, LAT Julia Neppl PT, LAT May 11, 2016 0 Comments General Health

The weather is turning for the better, and more and more people are beginning a new exercise program to jump start their summer health goals! Whether you are just starting to work out or have been working out for years, muscle soreness is a common part of the process. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) happens […]

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Growing Up Can Be Stressful

Katherine Lemon, MD Katherine Lemon, MD May 4, 2016 0 Comments General Health

We often refer to our children endearingly as “tiny humans,” which they most certainly are, but they are by no means tiny adults for quite some time. Children’s emotional development grows in stages just as their physical development does. There are so many complex things happening with children and adolescents as they grow up. We […]

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3 Springtime Community Activities for May

Tiffany Tiffany April 28, 2016 0 Comments General Health

Spring Community Activities We’ve made it to nicer temperatures, finally! Spring is my absolute favorite time of year because we’re coming out of the cold Wisconsin abyss known as ‘winter’, and because the communities come alive with activities and people sightings. I love the jammed-packed bike paths, the yardwork being done and of course, the […]

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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD March 30, 2016 0 Comments General Health

I have heard many times how confusing the nutrition facts label can be. “What do I look at? How much am I supposed to get? What is important for me?” The nutrition facts label can be very complex, especially when we haven’t been told how to decipher it. By the way, the FDA is proposing […]

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Athletic Training- A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport

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

Help us celebrate this year’s Athletic Training theme: A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport. Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for […]

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