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Importance of Mammograms

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 29, 2020 0 Comments General Health

There’s no doubt that having regular mammograms is the best way to detect breast cancer. However, you may be wondering when you should start having mammograms and how often you should have one. Talk to Your Doctor You should start by talking to your healthcare provider about when you should have a mammogram. When you […]

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Boosting Immunity with Sleep

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 28, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Welcome to Week 1 of our Rock the Walk 2020 Challenge! We’re all about boosting your immunity during this year’s challenge. For this first week of our wellness challenge, we’re focusing on rest and SLEEP. Sleep…everybody needs it! When you don’t get enough, it affects how you function when you’re awake, affecting your memory, concentration […]

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Focusing on Suicide Prevention for Our Youth

Alicia Leslie, MSW, LCSW Alicia Leslie, MSW, LCSW September 25, 2020 0 Comments Family Medicine

Suicide. That seven letter word that can create panic and extreme waves of grief for entire communities. An action that is labeled as horrific, painful, hopeless yet preventable. A decision that is intimately personal and forever. A topic that can make parents anxious and reach to cover their child’s ears saying, “not my child.” Governor […]

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An Introduction to Understanding Opioid Misuse and Addiction: Part 1

Tyler Prickette PharmD Tyler Prickette PharmD August 7, 2020 0 Comments General Health

In current news and social media, we see and hear about the opioid crisis.  According to preliminary numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released on July 22nd, opioid overdoses in Wisconsin have increased 117% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a student pharmacist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy, […]

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How to start the conversation in talking to your teen about drugs

Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS June 22, 2020 0 Comments General Health

As a parent, there are a few conversations that I’m not looking forward to having with my child. A few conversations that I’ll admit, I’m afraid will be more uncomfortable for me than they will be for her. Talking about drug use, smoking and alcohol is one of those conversations. However by knowing more, by […]

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Treating tinnitus with hearing devices

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. April 24, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus sufferers often struggle with solutions to quiet the ringing in their ears. It’s a widespread problem, affecting about 15 percent of U.S. adults, and one without a cure. That does not mean there aren’t solutions for managing tinnitus symptoms, and one of the most effective might already be at your fingertips. If you have […]

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What to expect during a blood glucose screening

Traci Wilson Traci Wilson March 2, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Preventing diabetes starts with knowing your numbers…specifically, your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) levels. Next week, we are offering free blood glucose screenings as part of our Health & Wellness series discussion. We hope you will join us! Here are some things you might want to know. What is blood glucose? Glucose (sometimes called […]

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How often should I get my hearing tested?

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. February 19, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Most people are accustomed to making regular checkups a routine part of their medical care—i.e. vision, dental, etc.—but few pay mind to their hearing. Neglect is probably not the intent here; many are just simply unaware of how often they should get their hearing tested, and the number of physicians recommending routine hearing evaluations is […]

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Give Yourself Some Non-Sedentary Love This Valentine's Day

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 14, 2020 0 Comments General Health

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day by talking about heart health. Not the typical “get more exercise” discussion. Let’s talk about sitting and how all that time in front of the computer at work and binge-watching episodes on weekends is affecting you. Let’s talk about getting some more movement and more action in your life! You probably […]

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Prediabetes: Beginning The Discussion

Karen Woodland RD, CDE Karen Woodland RD, CDE November 6, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Several years ago, I got a call from my friend. She had just been told that she was pre-diabetic and had been given a list of recommendations from her primary care provider. Since my friend’s dad had been diagnosed with diabetes, she knew what was in store and she was overwhelmed. What she didn’t realize […]

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