Speaking of Health
Expert guidance and advice.
Not many people know how to react when observing somebody having a seizure. Although quite common, seizures are not something people are typically used to seeing in person.
You’ve thought about it for years, you’ve dreamed of crossing the finish line, it’s on your bucket list or it’s become a tradition. Picking a training plan for a marathon or other long-distance race depends a lot on your experience and fitness level, and it’s time to get real and be honest with yourself.
Keep your cholesterol and triglycerides at normal levels to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
You just received a letter from your doctor’s office informing you that you’re due for your Pap smear. You dutifully call and schedule an appointment, but have you ever taken a moment and really asked yourself what is a Pap? Why are you getting screened for cervical cancer, and can you do anything to prevent it?
Getting a sufficient amount of water in daily is a common struggle that I, and often others, have. In fact, not drinking enough water can become a difficult habit or pattern to break.
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.