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The next time you go to see your health care provider for an upper respiratory illness — a cough or cold — don't assume you'll get a prescription for an antibiotic. While antibiotics don't treat viral illnesses, you can use a these seven tips to help with recovery.
Using ankle braces to prevent ankle injuries is becoming more common, and I’m often asked by coaches, parents and athletes if wearing an ankle brace is worthwhile.
Hospice volunteer knitting group makes twiddle muffs for dementia patients.
Processed foods have been blamed for the national rise in obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. But what exactly is a processed food, and is it really all that bad for you?
Erin Shadbolt, nursing director for Home Health & Hospice in northwest Wisconsin, shares her experience with Advanced Care Directives
Winter has snuck up on us, and everyone has begun to prepare for the cold, snow and ice. One thing we don’t always associate with winter weather is dry skin.
As soon as a child is not feeling well, parents begin to think of ways to alleviate symptoms and, ultimately, help their child’s symptoms resolve.
The vulva is made up of mucous membranes, several glands, and highly innervated and sensitive skin and hair follicles. This makes it one of the most anatomically and physiologically intricate body parts. Vulvar health is dependent on many aspects of a woman's health.
The holiday can be a difficult time for many, especially if you are dealing with unacknowledged grief.
This healthy chili mix makes a great gift and is an excellent way to expose children to a variety of spices, smells and colors. It’s also a great way to teach children healthy food preparation habits (wash hands before beginning), math and measurement.
A heart attack is a frightening experience. Fortunately, health care providers are highly trained to provide critical care to assist heart attack patients during their time of need. However, it’s equally important for people everywhere to better recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and to react quickly.
The end-of-the-year holidays are perfect for family gatherings, shopping excursions and workplace potlucks. These, in turn, can lead to an uninvited guest: norovirus, which causes people to become sick with cramping, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus.