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  • Dizzy with vertigo? Stop the spinning with vestibular rehabilitation

    Dizzy with vertigo? Stop the spinning with vestibular rehabilitation

    Vestibular rehabilitation is a type of physical therapy that can help relieve dizziness symptoms caused by a vestibular disorder.

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  • Heat stroke vs. Heat exhaustion

    Heat stroke vs. Heat exhaustion

    Know the signs and be able to tell the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion this summer.

    What's the difference?

  • Protect yourself from mosquitoes

    Protect yourself from mosquitoes

    It is important to protect yourself and your family from any type of mosquito bite. Here are some recommendations on how to minimize bites.

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How does sleep affect my eating habits BE WELL

How does sleep affect my eating habits

Lack of sleep may affect hunger-regulating hormones, which can lead to eating more food more often. Cravings may increase for foods that are higher in added sugar, fat and sodium. Excessive intake of these nutrients can increase risk of developing health issues like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

8 ways to make more nurtient dense food choices EAT

8 ways to make more nurtient dense food choices

Research suggests that the standard American diet is energy rich but nutrient poor. When it comes to food, energy means calories. You may have heard the term "empty calories", which means a food provides calories but very few nutrients. Nutrient dense foods are rich in various nutrients but relatively low in calories.

Remarkable heart surgeries yield remarkable results PATIENT STORY

Remarkable heart surgeries yield remarkable results

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are changing heart surgery and the lives of people living with heart disease. Joyce Jereczek, 84, of Arcadia, Wis., says, "I can do everything now" after she had two remarkable heart procedures in 2018. Remarkable because both procedures were performed without cutting open her chest.

3D mammography: Now in Onalaska NEWS

3D mammography: Now in Onalaska

Gundersen's Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care is expanding 3D mammography to Onalaska. The Onalaska Clinic now has two 3D mammography units (also known as digital tomosynthesis or DBT). Up until this point, 3D mammography was only offered in La Crosse.

Physical vs. Chemical sunscreens

Confused by what sunscreen to buy? You're not alone. Gundersen dermatologist April Farrell, MD, offers this helpful overview. Many of today's sunscreens contain both physical and chemical UV filters. To make sure your sunscreen offers the best protection, look for "broad spectrum" or "UVA/UVB protection" and an SPF of 30-50.

Adverse childhood experiences-(ACEs) NEWS

Adverse childhood experiences-(ACEs)

As a healthcare organization committed to Enriching Every Life, we have a responsibility to understand and address the impact of adverse childhood experiences within the context of patient experience and care across the lifespan. That's why Gundersen Health System has identified ACEs and trauma informed care (TIC) as a Population Health strategic priority in 2019.

Chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce recipe

Combine paprika, oregano, garlic powder and salt in a small dish. Lay chicken pieces on a plate and rub seasoning mix over both sides of chicken. Heat a sauté pan with oil over medium heat. Place chicken pieces in pan and cook 10 minutes on one side. View full recipe.

Chocolate chia pudding recipe

Place all ingredients in a medium-size bowl and whisk until the cocoa powder has dissolved. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for around six hours or until the chia seeds turn jelly-like and the mixture thickens. Stir periodically. View full recipe.

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