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Sunburn Treatment for Pain Free Summer

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare June 14, 2019 0 Comments Family Medicine

Summer is finally here! So you lost track of time, forgot to reapply your sunscreen, fell asleep in a comfy deck chair at the Aquatic Center – that happens to the many of us every now and then. And a painful sunburn is the price we pay. Years ago, sunburns were treated by rubbing butter onto […]

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Is it the Flu or a Stomach Bug?

Heidi Jennrich, APNP Heidi Jennrich, APNP January 3, 2019 0 Comments Pediatrics

Flu season is now upon us. But when you hear “flu,” do you think “stomach flu,” or influenza “flu?” Influenza “Flu” Virus Influenza is different from the “stomach flu.” Influenza is the high fever, body aches, horrible sore throat, decreased energy, massive headache, cough, congestion – and if you are so unlucky, you might also […]

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Normal Bladder and Bowel Health

Krista O'Dell, PT Krista O'Dell, PT November 9, 2018 0 Comments General Health

November is Bladder Health Awareness Month Who knew there was a “normal” for bladder and bowel health? Keeping a bladder and bowel diary for a few days is a great starting point to track and see if you have healthy habits. Guidelines for normal for bladder health Going to the bathroom 5-7 times a day about 2-4 […]

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4 Reasons Well Child Checkups Are Still Important for Older Kids

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare August 30, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

When your child was an infant and toddler, you probably made frequent trips to the pediatrician’s office for well-child checkups. But although well-child checkups become less frequent as your child grows up, they are still important to your child’s health and well-being. Here are four reasons why well-child checkups are important — even for older […]

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Speech pathologists do more than just work on speech

Abbie Krueger Abbie Krueger June 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Speech pathologists work to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat communication and swallowing disorders that may occur in the many different stages of life. Speech therapy includes a wide range of rehabilitation techniques which help people adapt to or regain skills lost due to illness or injury. Types of conditions we treat Dysphonia – A voice […]

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Why Hearing Screenings are Important for Children

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Although hearing loss is common in older adults, it can occur at any age—even in babies and children. When children have undiagnosed hearing loss, it can affect their ability to learn to speak, understand language, thrive in a classroom, and interact with others. Why are hearing screenings important for children? Children begin learning how to […]

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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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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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Indoor fitness activities to do with children

Tiffany Tiffany December 22, 2016 0 Comments General Health

For parents, it can be tough to find indoor local activities for your child(ren) to burn off some energy during the deep freeze of winter, but it’s important to help motivate them to stay active and to aim for at least 60 minutes daily of physical activity. Winter in Wisconsin can be tough for the family […]

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Antibiotics are not for all illnesses

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 30, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

When you or your child is not feeling well, the impulse to get a prescription for an antibiotic – quickly! – seems like the best course of action, offering the most immediate relief for illnesses. Many of us have grown up believing antibiotics are a “cure-all,” having experienced success when using them in the past. […]

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