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Breastfeeding tips for the holidays

Breastfeeding during the holidays? Use these tips to help you maintain your milk supply, reduce stress, and keep you and your baby happy and healthy.
How to manage holiday stress

The holidays can be stressful. Here are some ways you can help limit stress for you and your family this holiday season.
kids and parents playing
4 simple ways to connect with your kids

It’s no secret why finding quality time with your kids is a challenge. Being a great parent and creating memories happens in everyday moments.
Help your teen become a safe driver

Seventy-five percent of fatal teen car crashes involve reckless or distracted driving. Here's what you can do to keep yours safe.
kids and parents playing
Why it's important to celebrate the small stuff

Often, it's the time between big events that parent-child relationships are nurtured and memories made.
water being poured into a glass
5 reasons to stay hydrated

Your body depends on water to function. We all need at least 64 ounces of water daily—more if your lifestyle demands it. You'll know if you're drinking enough when your
woman holding her neck in pain
Are you living with chronic pain?

We all experience bouts of pain. That’s your body telling you something isn’t right. In many cases, when you know the cause – injury or exercise, for example – the
woman putting eye drops in eyes
Say goodbye to dry eyes

Dry eyes are a common and irritating problem. If you've experienced the burning and itching of dry eyes, all you care about is making it stop. Good news: there is
The importance of vitamin D
Meeting your vitamin D needs in the wintertime

Did you know about 42% Americans are vitamin D deficient? Vitamin D plays an important role in cardiovascular and bone health. It aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus
Gut health 101: Is your poop normal?

Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Go ahead, get your laughs out now. But the fact is: everyone poops, and what goes in, must come out. Inspecting the consistency of your stool is
Man sitting on a couch with one shoe off, clutching his foot in pain
New bunion surgery will get you back on your feet faster

Have you been nursing a bunion for a while? Perhaps, you’ve been putting off surgery, but the pain is starting to affect your quality of life. There’s good news. Gundersen
Woman lying in bed blowing her nose with a tissue.
How to tell if you have a cold, the flu or COVID-19

Cooler temperatures and the start of the school year signal the start of seasonal sicknesses. Viruses that cause common colds and the flu will mix with COVID-19 and make it
5 nutrients that boost immunity
5 nutrients to boost immunity

By Ellen Compton, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes Going back to school is an exciting time for kids and parents alike, but also signals the start of cold
5 signs your body is saying see an orthopedic surgeon
5 signs your body is saying 'See an orthopedic surgeon'

Aches and pains are a normal part of life, especially as we age. So, how long should you grin and bear it before seeing an orthopedic surgeon? Listening to your
How to support a partner with anxiety
How to support a partner with anxiety

While anxiety disorders continue to rise in America, it can be difficult to know how to care for a loved one with anxiety. Here are a few things to keep
Woman twirling a q-tip in her ear. She's looking at the camera and has a grimacing expression on her face.
Is my earwax normal?

If you routinely clean your ears with cotton-tipped swabs, listen up. Many people believe earwax, or cerumen, is a sign of poor hygiene when, in fact, it serves an important
Emotional and mental well-being checklist
Emotional and mental well-being checklist

Gundersen Health System cares about your mental health, including your emotional, psychological and social well-being. Mental health impacts how you think, feel, act and handle stress. There are several factors
Signs and symptoms of a stroke
Signs and symptoms that signal a stroke

During a stroke, every minute counts. Fast treatment can lessen brain damage. By knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a
5 signs you should see a doctor for dry eye
5 signs you should see a doctor for dry eye

Are your eyes frequently dry? Do you struggle with frustrating symptoms or changes in your vision? Dry eye can be caused by many factors, such as a side effect of
Caregiver self-care
To provide care, practice self-care first

Caregiving for a parent, spouse or loved one is rewarding and fulfilling. It’s also challenging and stressful. You may find yourself physically and mentally exhausted, teetering on the edge of

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