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A healthy snack—when your munchkins have the munchies!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 30, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

With childhood obesity rates where they are, it’s important to teach your kids how to make healthy choices, and what better way than to teach them to make nutritious snacks that are easy and delicious! The first step is setting aside a low cabinet or low refrigerator shelf where kids can access food to make snacks […]

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Eating Well for Hearing Health

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. March 16, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

You’ve probably heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” While that may not be entirely true, the foods you consume can have a positive effect on your hearing. Studies indicate foods rich in certain nutrients can help boost your hearing. In some cases, they may even help prevent or delay hearing loss. Omega-3 fatty […]

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Eating for Heart Health- Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Amy Podmolik Amy Podmolik February 10, 2017 0 Comments Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition, 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 that you can be more proactive […]

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Dining to keep your heart healthy

Alena Purpero Alena Purpero February 1, 2017 0 Comments General Health

As Wisconsin residents, we find ourselves battling the same things. The battle of explaining what a “bubbler” is to outsiders, the gamble of your car starting in the midst of a harsh winter, and lastly, eating right in the land of cheese and beer. Food is a big deal in Wisconsin’s culture, and it’s not uncommon […]

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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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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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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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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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Healthy BBQ Party Foods

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD June 17, 2016 0 Comments Nutrition

Summer is a time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the BBQ! In my family, summer is also about planning for our 4th of July party between the parade and fireworks.  What better excuse to invite over friends and family than a barbecue cook out?  It’s a time to get out all […]

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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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