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  • Gundersen magazine spring 2019

    Gundersen Magazine Spring 2019 issue

    Gundersen Magazine is published three times a year by Gundersen Health System. Keep up with the latest news, articles, and health tips!

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  • The benefits of chia seeds

    Chia seeds: Lots of nutrition in a tiny seed

    Chia seeds are a tiny yet mighty source of nutrition. Find out how beneficial chia seeds can be to your health.

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  • Summer footwear

    Summer footwear

    It's important to take care of your feet and keep these things in mind when choosing summer footwear.

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Stroke risk assessment BE WELL

Stroke risk assessment

While stroke can strike anyone of any age, up to 80 percent of brain attacks are preventable. By taking our quick and easy Stroke Risk Assessment, you can find out if you are at high, moderate or low risk for stroke. Based on your results, the evaluation will provide you with steps you can take to avoid this medical emergency.

Is intermittent fasting the new diet strategy to lose weight? EAT

Is intermittent fasting the new diet strategy to lose weight?

Skipping meals or going longer periods of time without food, otherwise known as "intermittent fasting" is gaining popularity as simpler solution than following a specific diet plan. Intermittent fasting alternates periods of normal food intake with extended periods of low-to-no food intake. People who find eating less often easier than eating less are being enticed to try intermittent fasting.

Eggs and heart health EAT

Eggs and heart health

It can feel like every new study on eggs comes to a slightly different conclusion. The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans contains 100-300 mg cholesterol and a large egg contains about 190 mg cholesterol.

Don't snooze on sleep disorders BE WELL

Don't snooze on sleep disorders

There may be more to your exhaustion or lack of focus during the day than a shortage of sleep. "Most patients come to us if they snore or if they are tired for an extended period of time," says Cherie Nigl, PA-C, Gundersen Health System Sleep Center, who sees patients once a month at Gundersen Boscobel.

How can I benefit from essential oils?

Essential oils are obtained from aromatic plants (e.g., flowers, leaves, stems or other parts of the plant) and help balance the body through the sense of smell. Find out how essential oils can positively influence a healing environment by triggering a part of the brain.

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.

Lazy lasagna soup recipe

Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, stirring to crumble until browned. Transfer to a large stock pot. Add mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, garlic and cook on high for five minutes. Add stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and black pepper. Stir again until combined. Cover and cook on medium-low for one hour. View full recipe.

Lentil walnut burger recipe

In food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until combined. Form into 6 patties. Cook on griddle for 5-7 minutes, carefully flip and cook 5 minutes more. Patties should be crispy on the outside, but will be delicate so handle with care. Serve on bun with your favorite toppings. View full recipe.

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    This support group is a safe, confidential place for adults to share feelings and experiences with others whose lives are affected by cancer.
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    Thursday
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    This class is required if you are considering water birth and will help you decide whether water birth is the right choice for you.
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    28
    Tuesday
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Speakers will address the many aspects of Parkinson's Disease, as well as such topics as community resources, the caregiver’s role, estate planning and power of attorney.
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    Wednesday
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    Would you know how to help someone who is bleeding if you were first to the scene of an emergency?
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