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Meet Piper: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Hero

This kindergartener has a big personality and an even bigger heart. That's pretty amazing considering how small she started. Piper weighed just 1 pound and 10 ounces when she arrived
Teen suicide: What parents should know

Teen suicide ranks among the leading causes of death for 10-to-14-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Studies show there are warning signs in most suicide attempts
Worksite Wellness

It is a six-week community physical activity challenge. Track and record your minutes of physical activity. Win prizes when you meet the challenge.
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
How Child Life Services can help your family

Tests, surgeries and other medical procedures can cause anxiety no matter your age. But for kids who process information differently than adults, a blood draw, MRI or hospital room can
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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
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Fresh ideas for fruit

Traditionally fruit is eaten plain or doused in sugar and butter and served as a dessert; however, fruit can be used in a wide range of recipes.
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Fruit and yogurt parfaits

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup fresh or defrosted frozen strawberries 1 pint fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries 1 cup granola or nuts Preparation
Swing into shape

This safe and effective exercise program teaches gentle movement to improve range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance.
Adverse Childhood Experiences: What parents can do to build resilience

Can traumatic events experienced in childhood affect your health as an adult? Absolutely, according to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study conducted in the 1990s.
How meal planning can work for you
Make meal planning work for you

By Rebecca Cripe, CD, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes It doesn't have to be intimidating! As a registered dietitian I work with people to improve their health. The
Slow cooker harvest soup
Slow cooker harvest soup

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 lb ground pork 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock (reduced sodium if able) 1 cup rinsed, uncooked wild rice blend (mix of brown rice and
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Advice to keep your skin looking ageless

Start early with a consistent regimen and the effort will pay off in the long run. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Help your kids create healthy habits with 5-2-1-0

Busy schedules, readily available fast food, cell phones, tablets, TVs. There are many obstacles to living healthy, active lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects
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How to make time for yourself

Everyone gets it. No one gets more. No one gets less. It is one of the true constants in life. What is this thing that everyone gets? Everyone gets 24-hours
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Should I get tested for celiac disease?

By Halley Molstad, CD, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes While about 1% of the population has actually been diagnosed with celiac disease there are many others that assume
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Healthy eating for the big game

By Nancy Ernst, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes Everyone wants to enjoy spending time with friends while watching the "big game." It may take a little
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Progress vs. Perfection

By Nancy Ernst, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes How do you measure success? We’re now a few weeks into 2022. How are those New Year’s resolutions
Vegetable lentil soup
Vegetable Lentil Soup

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 4 carrots, peeled and diced 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced and pressed
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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

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