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Monday Run Day 14: Warning signs of overtraining

With the marathon date getting so close, we know you want to put in your best performance when race day comes. However, now is also peak time to pay attention to your body and watch for warning signs of overtraining.

April 23, 2017

Why schedule a back-to-school physical before school’s even out?

The current school year may not be over yet, but before you know it, it will be back-to-school season. Instead of waiting until later summer to schedule your child’s physical, now may be a better time.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd April 21, 2017

What is a hospitalist?

Finding yourself or a loved one hospitalized can be a worrisome and stressful time. Entrusted with your care, we work to replace fear with hope.

Randy Foss MD By Randy Foss April 20, 2017
Brian Kelly By Brian Kelly April 20, 2017
Anne Liwonjo MD By Anne Liwonjo April 20, 2017
Dr Mootaz Younis By Mootaz Younnis April 20, 2017

Recovery went better, quicker than Lake City man expected

Lifelong Lake City resident Tom Bremer says he likes being active. Towards the end of golf season in 2015, Bremer noticed mild discomfort in his lower abdomen.

April 19, 2017

Kids and sodium: Serious risks and alarming realities

When it comes to sodium intake among adults, the general consensus is that high consumption will increase risk of hypertension and stroke. How about children? Does a high sodium intake pose the same risks for children and adolescents as it does for adults?

April 18, 2017

Paws Force: Offering a helping paw to patients in need

My dog, Bernie, and I volunteer together on the Paws Force team using animal-assisted therapy for patients in need of comfort or a smile

April 17, 2017

Monday Run Day 13 Staying safe while running

You’re getting close now. All of your hard work will soon pay off. Don’t forget: we want to be there cheering you on at the finish line. Make sure you are being safe in your training so you can keep going strong right to the end.

April 14, 2017

Moving mountains — thanks to total knee replacement

Ginger Marien set aside the pain in her right knee and focused on the most important aspect of her life: caring for her husband.

April 13, 2017

Strengthening pelvic floor muscles can help prevent bladder leakage

Leaking urine from your bladder isn’t a normal part of being a woman. However, you may be lulled into thinking leaking is simply something you need to deal with. The best news is you can do something about it.

Kelly Feddema PT By Kelly Feddema April 11, 2017

Monday Run Day 12: Recovery recipe 2

As you push yourself through training, do you reward yourself with a refreshing treat at the end of your workout? Selecting the right treat can ensure your body gets the proper nutrients needed to repair itself.

April 7, 2017

Top 10 reasons for staying awake during hand surgery

Many hand surgery procedures can now be performed in the clinic under local anesthesia using a technique called WALANT, which stands for wide-awake local anesthesia no tourniquet.

Julie Adams MD By Julie Adams April 7, 2017

When a stroke strikes, every minute counts

The first sign of trouble was a strange sensation in Dolores Brumm’s right arm. Just a few minutes later, the 88-year-old Eitzen resident knew something was definitely wrong.

April 6, 2017