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Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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Using Nutrition to Prevent Colon Cancer

Like many types of cancer, the risk of colon cancer is higher for those with relatives who have had colorectal cancer. Diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked to lower risk, and diets high in processed meats and/or red meats have been linked to a higher risk of colon cancer.

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Pulmonary Rehab Fulfills G.O.L.D. Standard Requirements

March 14-21 marks this year's occurrence of Pulmonary Rehab Week. In recognition of this event, Fort HealthCare's Pulmonary Rehab department has chosen to announce the program's recent fulfillment of The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (G.O.L.D.) program guidelines for the treatment of this medical condition.

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Free Blood Glucose Screening and Risk Assessments on Diabetes Alert Day

On March 23, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will sound the alert to the 60 million Americans who are unaware they have diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The ADA's Diabetes Alert® Day is a one-day, “wake-up” call to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes.

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Colonoscopies can Save Lives - One Woman's Story

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and one of the most preventable. Kathryn Banbury of Lake Mills knows this first hand. Because of a brush with colon cancer, she strongly encourages people to schedule a screening colonoscopy.

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

Real tips on sneaking in extra "good for you foods" throughout your day.

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National Lymphedema Awareness Day is March 6

Each year, on March 6, the National Lymphedema Network and the lymphedema community nationwide celebrate Lymphedema Awareness "D" Day. This special day is set aside for the specific purpose of honoring inspirational lymphedema patients who have contributed to the community or who have shown great courage in their struggle with disease. This year, staff at Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center wish to focus attention on lymphedema itself-an often misunderstood disease.

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"Kick the Habit" can Help You Stop Smoking or Chewing

Sharon Rateike, B.S.E., C.E.S., R.C.E.P. and exercise physiologist will lead participants through the stages of quitting, offer tips and support on strategies and provide resources for those looking to make this lifestyle change. Rateike is a former tobacco user. Class begins March 9.

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Diabetes Champion to Discuss Insulin Myths, Realities

Fort HealthCare welcomes, Doreen Bugai, an insulin-dependent diabetic as she presents “Understanding Insulin: Myths & Realities.” She will discuss how insulin has helped her manage her diabetes and control her blood sugar.

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Fort HealthCare Receives Green Award from City

Each year, the City of Fort Atkinson honors area businesses, organizations and individuals for environmental awareness as part of the Green Recognition Program.

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Colonoscopy: FAQs Answered

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Learn more and get answers to you FAQs about colonoscopies.

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