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Fall 2017 issue

Patient Stories

Less pain, shorter recovery

Robotic surgery helps gynecologic cancer patients like Jo Froegel get back to living life.

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Parenting program gives parents tools to help raise children

Michelle and Alex Powell of La Crosse try to find balance in their lives between raising their two young daughters and working full time.

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Life renewed following total knee replacement

Jim Eggerichs of Onalaska feels years younger following his total knee replacement surgery at Gundersen Health System.

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Teeth in a Day takes dental exhaustion away

Southern California native Marilyn Johnson suffered from advanced gum disease for longer than she cares to remember. The 59-year-old, who moved to West Salem with her husband 10 years ago, says her dental problems started with a toothache.

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Living proof Children's Miracle Network Hospitals make the difference

Today, Chelsea Amundson is a thriving young woman enjoying her life. Her life was first touched by CMN Hospitals 26 years ago.

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Ms. Schwab benefits from total knee replacement

When joint injections did not bring relief, Robin made an appointment with Aaron Butler, MD, at the Gundersen Tomah Clinic, to discuss surgery.

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Teen regains strength through Gundersen Boscobel

Through the many ups and downs since, Michael has kept his sight set on a specific goal: regaining full strength in his legs so that he can resume the active lifestyle he loves.

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Articles

Healthy Living Center brings together the best of Gundersen, YMCA and the community

In 2016, Gundersen Health System and the La Crosse Area Family YMCA opened the area's first Healthy Living Center.

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Welcome Moundview!

Gundersen and Moundview Memorial come together for patients, community

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Specialty care, right in Decorah

What might surprise you is the comprehensive range of specialty services and convenient testing available available at Decorah Clinic.

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Six months to a slimmer summer

With ORBERA® intragastric balloon you could see significant weight loss in six months—just in time for summer.

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Confused about when to get your next Pap test?

Gone are the days of annual Pap testing. Here's what you need to know.

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Need help paying your medical bills?

At Gundersen St. Joseph's
As a Gundersen Health System patient, one simple phone call could reduce your healthcare costs.

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We are Gundersen

We are Gundersen: building healthy communities, offering outstanding experience and easing healthcare costs.

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Walk-in clinic expands access to care

The new Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinic's Walk-in Clinic has expanded hours for greater patient access and convenience.

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Helping young athletes stay in the game

When an injury occurs, parents can breathe easy knowing there is a certified athletic trainer on site and physical therapy available at Gundersen Tri-County.

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Foot pain? Gundersen Tri-County has relief

Devin Simonson, DPM brings a comfortable approach to care for patients at Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics.

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The right wound care, right in Viroqua

Seeing a general surgeon at Gundersen Viroqua Clinic is the best way to get the care you need for healing wounds of all kinds.

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Get the happiness you deserve with improved mental health

"Having the best mental health is as vital for us as having the best physical health," says Kristen Freier, MD.

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Boscobel Clinic physician enjoys getting to know patients and families

Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics is proud to welcome Family Medicine physician Colleen McCurry, MD, to Gundersen Boscobel Clinic and the community.

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Eat local. Fresh from the Palmer garden

Staff at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics took this phrase literally in 2016 when they planted a garden at the Hospital.

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Tips

An AED just may be the life of the party

It can happen in a blink of an eye. Each year sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes more than 350,000 people in the U.S.—anyone, at any age.

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'Tis the season: Get a flu shot - for yourself and those you love

WHO? The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

WHY? It keeps you healthy, and it keeps those around you healthy, including those who are vulnerable to serious flu illness,like babies and young children, older adults and people with certain chronic health conditions.

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Focused on eyewear

While it might be tempting to purchase online, you'd be missing something important: the expertise of a professional optician.

PLUS: 4 reasons to wear sunglasses in winter

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3 myths about your metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which you convert the calories you consume into energy so your body can function. Some people believe something must be wrong with their metabolism if they struggle with their weight. But is this the case?

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Supporting patients beyond the exam room

Gundersen Health System doesn't stop caring for you when you leave the hospital or clinic. Gundersen offers a variety of support groups to help patients and their families deal with challenges that may emerge from an injury or illness. The support groups provide a comfortable, open environment to share experiences and offer emotional support to others facing similar challenges. They are facilitated by a Gundersen care provider and open to all community members.

Whether you or a loved one is dealing with cancer, recovering from an illness or injury, recently diagnosed with diabetes or need support while trying to quit using tobacco, Gundersen has a wide variety of support groups available to help you and your loved ones.

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5 things to do to stay healthy this winter

It's important to take care of yourself during winter to give your body the strength to fight off the increased risks of germs and illnesses.

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Healthy products for a healthier you

Provider-recommended beauty, wellness and nutrition products to keep you feeling and looking great are a convenient click (or tap) away.

Shop for healthy living essentials available only on gundersenhealth.org, including skin care products and cosmetics for intelligent aging; essential oils to awaken your senses; and exercise equipment and DVDs to keep you strong, fit and on pace with your goals.

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