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Hospice patient gets a special visit from Chi Hi football players

November 01, 2016

Phil Pitsch is an avid a sports fan as they come. A former three-sport athlete and standout running back for the Chippewa Falls High School Cardinals, Pitsch, 81, follows Chi-Hi football games to this day

Resource Center(s): Hospice

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Determination, willpower help Mike Krueger manage diabetes

October 04, 2016

Mike Krueger’s life began to change before he even knew it. With twin grandchildren soon to be born, Krueger’s wife, Bev, urged her husband to go in for his Tdap vaccination and a physical back in March. At that appointment, Kelsey Nylander, D.O., Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield family physician, conducted some regular blood tests. One of those tests indicated Krueger’s blood sugar was elevated. In fact, he had type 2 diabetes.

Resource Center(s): Diabetes

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Bariatric surgery and healthy lifestyle help Chippewa Falls woman lose and keep off weight

September 09, 2016

Like many of us, Leslie Swoboda has struggled with her weight for yea­rs. The 54-year-old Chippewa Falls, Wis., woman has tried various weight loss programs, dropping pounds periodically just to re-gain them after falling back into old habits.

Resource Center(s): Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery, Exercise and Fitness, Women's Health

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