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Fort HealthCare
DECEMBER 2016 • VOLUME 9, ISSUE 12
MAIN NEWS
Meditation practice may help reduce holiday stress
It is always a good time to think about ways to reduce the level of negative stress in your life, as too much stress can lead to poor health, or worsen an existing health condition. The holiday season in particular, while joyous in a lot of ways, can be stressful for many people. Hectic holidays can leave you feeling physically and emotionally drained. A regular meditation practice might be a benefit to help you navigate through stressful times and teach yourself to manage stress on a daily basis. Learn more about our upcoming class, which begins December 8th.
FAMILY NEWS
December is Safe Toy Month
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treat an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries on average each year throughout the United States. Additionally, toymakers often recall millions of toys worldwide because of safety concerns such as lead paint and small magnets. When it comes to toys and gifts, the excitement and desire to get your children their favorite toys may cause shoppers to forget about safety factors associated with them. Before you make these purchases, it is critical to remember to consider the safety and age range of the toys.
Winter sports and ankle injuries: To brace, or to tape?
During every sport season and in virtually all sports, coaches and athletic trainers are faced with athletes who have a history of “weak” ankles, which can lead to ankle injury. The traditional approach has been to tape these players to give them additional protection from injury or re-injury. Unfortunately, this has been proven to be a poor choice, both from an economic and protection standpoint.
Keep active this winter: Railyard Fitness Obstacle Course
Railyard Fitness is an indoor obstacle course where you get the world’s most complete workout. Children, adults, and elite athletes find the functional exercises fun for kid’s exercise, core conditioning, and youth fitness and sports conditioning. Come and play for an afternoon during any of our upcoming open-gym sessions! The mobile playground will be ready and waiting, and a Fort HealthCare team members will be standing by to help you make the most of your time. (Please note: Children should not be left unattended)
FROM OUR BLOG
Antibiotics are not for all illnesses
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. But, depending upon what ails you, an antibiotic may not be the proper course of treatment. Or it may even do more harm than good.
RECIPE
Gingered Rice Pudding
Click "read more" to view ingredients and directions for making this delicious dessert from our online collection of healthy recipes.
Fort HealthCare is proud to sponsor a number of community events. All year long, you can find a number of health and fitness related events and classes for the whole family. Check out Health365Events.com to find more activities throughout the community.
American Heart Association
AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Renewal Course
Babysitting - AHA Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification - 2015 updates 1
Fitness Classes
Meditation and Breathing Techniques
No Nonsense, Low-Impact Workout
Yoga
Zumba®
Fitness Class Punch Pass
Mild Motion
Healthcare Provider Courses
Basic EKG Class
Care of the Pediatric Patient
Critical Care Classes
Health Education & Training
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Look Good...Feel Better
Performance Enhancement & Athletic Training
Get N Fit
EDGE Training
Three Ways to Register: • Online at FortHealthCare.com/Classes
• Call (920) 568-5475
• Visit the Registration Desk at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson
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