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How are dietary and herbal supplements different from medications?

Caleb Chitwood, PharmD Caleb Chitwood, PharmD May 2, 2019 0 Comments General Health

When you go to the pharmacy, you may pick up medications dispensed by a pharmacist which required a prescription, over-the-counter medications which did not require a prescription, or dietary/herbal supplements. What’s the difference? The major difference is how each of these is classified and how they are regulated. Prescription and over-the-counter medications are classified as […]

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What is Occupational Therapy and when do you need it?

Kelly Brunson, OTR, CHT Kelly Brunson, OTR, CHT April 25, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Many of us take the daily movements of our bodies’ limbs, joints, and muscles for granted, because they help us with movements that we really don’t need to think about – such as brushing our teeth, preparing food, walking, driving, writing, using a computer or a phone, and so on. Some people need to use their […]

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Slimdown Exercise Motivation!

Tiffany Tiffany April 11, 2019 0 Comments General Health

  Happy Slimdown, everyone! What an awesome opportunity for you and everyone else who joined to get a little motivation to move more, eat better, and take a peek at what you can be doing to improve your health—we’re excited that you joined! Each week of the challenge has a different focus around the concept […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare April 4, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Alcohol Awareness Month can make a big difference in helping spread the word about different strategies for preventing alcohol misuse/abuse and encourage […]

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Colonoscopy Prep Isn't So Bad

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

If you’ve heard colonoscopy stories from your friends or relatives, chances are they’ve mentioned that the preparation, or “prep,” is the most unpleasant part of the exam. Although most people agree that consuming nothing but clear liquids and drinking a large amount of laxative liquid is not an ideal way to spend a day, you […]

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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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