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How to know if you have frostbite
… How to know if you have frostbite … Home 404search How to know if you have frostbite   What … toes and fingers. Severe cases of frostbite can lead to amputation. Who's most at risk for frostbite? People at risk for frostbite include those who are not properly … who have poor blood circulation. What are symptoms of frostbite? If you notice that your skin is red or painful when you're outside, move indoors to protect exposed …
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Heart disease can mean greater risk for stroke, too
… Heart disease can mean greater risk for stroke, too … Home 404search Heart disease can mean greater risk for … you've likely been told you have a greater risk for a heart attack. But did you know you're also at greater risk for stroke? The accumulation of plaque in your coronary arteries that restricts blood flow to your heart can occur in your
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Do you know how to prevent diabetes?

 
 By Brigitte Weymiller, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes November is known as National Diabetes Awareness Month. Do you know how to prevent diabetes? Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they usually have pre-diabetes – a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. People ...
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Teen suicide: What parents should know
… Teen suicide: What parents should know … Home 404search Teen suicide: What parents should know Teen suicide ranks … for parents and caregivers to recognize the red flags of suicide and get help for your teen as soon as possible. What factors lead to teen suicide? There are many … statements and actions very seriously. What should I do if I think my teen is at risk for suicide? If your teenager is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1, Great Rivers …
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What you need to know about apple cider vinegar
… What you need to know about apple cider vinegar … Home 404search What you need to know about apple … acceptable way to promote additional body fat and weight loss. Are there any risks? In most cases, ACV is relatively harmless, but there are some risks to be … nausea, muscle cramps and abnormal heart rhythms. How to safely add vinegar to your diet: Consume only 1-2 tablespoons per day. Dilute vinegar by mixing with oil …
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4 ways to reduce your cholesterol
… 4 ways to reduce your cholesterol … Home 404search 4 ways to reduce your cholesterol Cholesterol is a … of low-density lipids that create plaque. The more HDL you have, the lower your risk for developing heart disease. According to Robert (Bob) E. Docherty, APNP, … with triglycerides. If you are concerned about your cholesterol levels or want to know more, contact your Gundersen provider. Health & wellness newsletter signup …
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3 common myths about your metabolism
… 3 common myths about your metabolism … Home 404search 3 common myths about your metabolism     By Rebecca … to boost metabolism either. These products aren't FDA-regulated, so you never know what you're ingesting. Save your money and don't take the risk of adverse side effects. Myth #3: Eating past 7 p.m. will ruin my metabolism …
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Adolescent mental health: Your questions answered
If you have questions about adolescent mental health, you’re not alone. As a parent or caregiver, it can be difficult when your teenager is going through hard times. They may not know what to do or where to turn. Below, we answer your frequently asked questions and connect you to Behavioral Health resources. What types of behaviors should I be concerned about in my child? Adolescence is a time of many changes. At times, even typical adolesc ...
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How can you lower your high blood pressure?
… How can you lower your high blood pressure? … Home 404search How can you lower your high blood … impacts more than 1 billion people worldwide, making it the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can damage your … blood pressure. High blood pressure usually doesn't cause symptoms. The only way of knowing is by regularly checking your numbers, says Gundersen St. Elizabeth's …
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The real reason why I don't comment on your weight

 
 By Marisa Pruitt, CD, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes Yes, I see that you've lost weight. I actually noticed right away. And I want to be happy for you, really I do. I will listen quietly as you proudly share that your new diet has improved your energy level and your self-esteem. Or how much better you feel after cutting out this food or that. I wil ...
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5 sneaky ways back pain is controlling your life
… 5 sneaky ways back pain is controlling your life … Home 404search 5 sneaky ways back pain is controlling your life More … of chronic pain will often disrupt their life in less obvious ways, too. Did you know? Back pain can limit productivity at work. When you're in pain, sitting or … of the above, it may not be surprising that people with chronic back pain are at risk for developing mental health conditions. When you're not able to do the things …
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Does your body mass index (BMI) really matter?
… Does your body mass index (BMI) really matter? … Home 404search Does your body mass index … no. BMI is a useful tool for healthcare professionals to quickly identify health risks—for example, a person with a high BMI has a greater chance of developing … of your health. Regardless of your BMI, it's more important that your provider knows about lifestyle factors and family history that could affect your health. As …
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When to talk to your doctor about allergies
… When to talk to your doctor about allergies … Home 404search When to talk to your doctor about … a decongestant that I would also use with caution. In addition to causing similar risk of continuing worsening congestion, it can spike your blood pressure and heart … the visit. Nothing helps providers help their patients feel better faster than knowing what they've already used. Usually, by about two weeks after a visit to …
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What you need to know about frostbite

 
 Dangerous wind chills have experts at Gundersen Health System reminding you that it's important to take precautions to prevent frostbite. "Frostbite is one of the most serious cold weather-related injuries. Frostbite happens when your body tissue essentially freezes after exposure to extreme cold,” says Dr. Kim Breidenbach, Gundersen Tri-County physician. Typically, frostbi ...
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Local healthcare providers need your help
… Local healthcare providers need your help … Local healthcare providers need your help Back to newsroom Local … wear a mask, keep distance from others, wash hands, and stay home when ill, we risk: Postponing or cancelling surgeries, procedures and appointments Running out of … deaths in our communities This has been a long and hard several months. We know the end is not yet in sight. We know you are tired and want to resume a normal …
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Our shot of hope in 2021
… the middle of the greatest public health challenge in modern history, and we need your help. COVID-19 vaccine is available, in limited supply, to healthcare workers, long-term care residents and staff and others in our community at greatest risk of virus exposure and illness. We know many people have questions about the vaccine and some are hesitant to get the …

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