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  • Vaping hospitalizations in Wisconsin

    Vaping hospitalizations in Wisconsin

    Todd Mahr, MD, discusses vaping hospitalizations in Wisconsin and the latest trends in vaping and the harmful effects it can have on your health.

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    Nutritional strategies to combat anxiety

    Most of us know that healthy eating is important for physical health, but what if eating better also helped our mental health?

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    4 fall fitness tips

    Don't wait for the new year to begin a new fitness routine. Fall is a great time to turn over a new leaf and spice up your fitness routine.

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Explore fall food flavors

Fall is a great season to hit the road, enjoy the fall colors and visit some orchards and local festivals. When trying a new food, you can practice mindful eating, which takes to you to a state of full presence in the experience.

How to practice mindfulness LIVE HAPPY

How to practice mindfulness

By now you've probably heard the word mindfulness floating around social media. Mindfulness's powerful effect on the mind and body is vast. We've provided some ways to produce a more positive outlook through mindfulness.

'Changing the picture of addiction' NEWS

'Changing the picture of addiction'

"As clinicians and as a system, we feel a sense of responsibility because, for better or worse, we contributed to this opioid epidemic by virtue of things that happened in the 1990s," says Marilu Bintz, MD, MBA, Chief Population Health Officer, Gundersen Health System. "Pain was classified as a vital sign and, frankly, patients were being judged or evaluated based on how well they were relieved of pain. That really contributed to the opioid epidemic."

'Top Notch' ER care helps West Union woman PATIENT STORY

'Top Notch' ER care helps West Union woman

Kathy Brubaker loves spending time with her two granddaughters. "They are the excitement in my life," she says, smiling. This includes visiting grandma's house. During her vacation in March 2019, Kathy and her oldest granddaughter, Taya (3), were enjoying a sleepover when Kathy's health took a turn for the worse.

3 ways to prepare for a healthy pregnancy

Are you thinking about having a baby soon? "Start preparing now," advises Lyn Wedyke, CNM, Gundersen Tomah Clinic certified nurse midwife. "The health of your body today will set the stage for a healthy pregnancy. This equation just makes sense: healthy mom plus healthy pregnancy equals healthy baby." Lyn recommends preparing in 3 important ways.

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.

Pumpkin chili recipe

This pumpkin chili recipe is perfect for a fall day and also a tasty vegetarian and vegan recipe. Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on high for 4 hours and low for 8 hours. Assorted toppings can be added such as avocado, cherry tomatoes, chopped scallions or onions, or cilantro. Nutrition information does not include toppings. View full recipe

Creamy apple slaw recipe

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients until smooth and add to salad. Toss until well coated.View full recipe.

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