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Seasonal produce
Seasonal produce: When to buy these popular fruits and veggies

Some fruits and vegetables only grow at certain times of the year. When produce is at its peak, it’s known as seasonal food and is often at its most flavorful
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Tips to help you achieve any goal

It can sometimes feel overwhelming and unsustainable to set new goals, especially if you've struggled to achieve them in the past. Regardless, it's never too late to give yourself some
Feeding your feelings: Behaviors and emotions around eating
Feeding your feelings: Behaviors & emotions around eating

By Nicole Steldt, LCSW Gundersen Boscobel Hospital and Clinics Have you ever experienced a stressful situation and headed right for some chocolate or a bag of chips? This is referred
ranch roasted baby carrot recipe
Ranch roasted baby carrots recipe

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 6 cups baby carrots, sliced lengthwise ⅓ cup olive oil 3 tsp. dried parsley 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion powder ½ tsp. salt ½
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How to get back on track after pandemic weight gain

When COVID-19 swept around the world, most people found themselves cooped up inside without in-person access to their social networks. The result? Extra stress and some new habits—like comfort eating—to
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Removing ticks: The right way and the wrong way

Tick season is here! While most tick bites are harmless, some ticks can carry diseases, such as Lyme disease. Knowing what steps to take following a tick bite can reduce
How food can help you manage diabetes
How food can help you manage diabetes

While eating healthy is one of the most important tools you can use to manage diabetes, it can be difficult to shift the eating habits that you've developed over the
Is prevention of diabetes possible
Is the prevention of type 2 diabetes possible?

By Brigitte Weymiller, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes 88 million American adults—approximately 1 in 3—have prediabetes and a large percent of those people don’t even know
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Active Commuting

Walk, Ride, Share for Cleaner Air (Gundersen employee challenge) REGISTER Participant Manual Alternative and active commuting safety during COVID-19 Short Trips by Bike video Bicycle Basics video Bike Safety Training
raspberry banana smoothie recipe
Raspberry banana smoothie recipe

Makes 1 serving Ingredients ¾ cup 100% berry-based juice*½ cup raspberry-flavored yogurt½ banana½ cup packed spinach1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed1 cup raspberries, frozen or fresh Preparation Place all ingredients into a
Simple ways to relieve sunburn
Simple ways to relieve sunburn

If you've ever spent too much time in the sun without taking the proper precautions to protect your skin, you know the itchy, blistery aftermath of a sunburn can be
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How to identify and treat common plant rashes

How to identify and treat common plant rashes Whether you enjoy hiking, doing yard work or just being outside, it's likely that you'll eventually encounter some of the Tri-state Area's
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5 ways to help everyday aches and pains

Do you want to stop fighting your chronic pain and start focusing your energy on living your best life? Get started with these pain-management techniques! Relaxation techniques Relaxation involves the
Chicken enchilada with pineapple avocado salsa recipe
Chicken enchilada with pineapple avocado salsa recipe

12 servings Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. chili powder 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. paprika 2 cups salsa Verde 1 cup cooked
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Feel your best during and after cancer treatment with LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Cancer is a life-changing disease that often takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected by it. That is why Gundersen has partnered with the La Crosse Area
Allergy Season
When to talk to your doctor about allergies

Suffering from allergies? Gundersen Family Medicine provider Christopher Tookey, MD, explains how you can find relief. Most people would agree that spring in Tri-state Region is a beautiful time of
How inflammation wreaks havoc on your health
How inflammation wreaks havoc on your health

By Chris J. Swan, CD, RDN, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy Find Healthy Recipes What do inflammation and Godzilla have in common? Gundersen registered dietitian Chris Swan explains. One simple analogy to
Infertility Awareness
Common misconceptions about infertility

1 in 6 couples experiences infertility. National Infertility Awareness Week April 18-24 is an important time to focus on removing stigmas associated with the common struggle to build a family.It's
How does food affect your mood
Does what you eat affect your mental health?

Does food impact mental health? The answer is yes—and what we eat might matter more than we previously thought. The brain consumes more food than any other part of the
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Does your body mass index (BMI) really matter?

There are many reasons a healthcare provider takes your height and weight at your annual checkup—one of them being so they can calculate your body mass index (BMI). What exactly

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