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What’s Happening In the Community

Mike eats veggies

Mike Hesch eats carrots. And Brussels sprouts. And sweet potatoes. In fact, Mike is very eloquent about his newfound love for vegetables. Eating well is just one of the elements of Mike’s healthy lifestyle, which involves a three-pronged approach: nutrition, exercise and stress reduction.

June 25, 2018

Man survives stroke being in right place at right time

Ken Eckes was in the right place at the right time when he had a stroke. Thanks to quick treatment, he is back in the game and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

June 25, 2018

Checklist to a healthy heart

Do you know the state of your heart health? Use this checklist to find out what's good and what's not so good.

June 21, 2018

Why should I test for a penicillin allergy?

Do you have a penicillin allergy? If you were identified as having the allergy over 10 years ago, you may want to be tested again.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor June 20, 2018

Headache medication: Get the facts

Concerned about taking prescription medications for your frequent headaches? Get the facts for relief.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg June 18, 2018

Is there a simple treatment for varicose veins?

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue. Learn about minimally invasive treatment options that can ease pain and discomfort while improving the look of your legs.

Tim Berkseth, M.D. By Timothy Berkseth June 15, 2018

4 safety tips for summer festivals

Do your summer plans include a music festival? Check out these tips so your experience doesn't end on a sour note.

June 14, 2018

Calorie counts: New menu labeling rule in effect

Having trouble figuring out which menu item is the healthiest option? Learn how new menu labeling rule can help.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley June 13, 2018

Man survives stroke being in right place at right time

Ken Eckes was in the right place at the right time when he had a stroke. Thanks to quick treatment, he is back in the game and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a local baseball team's "Strike Out Stroke" game.

June 25, 2018

Hip, hip hooray: Dual hip replacement keeps Mike Omtvedt on the move

Mike Omtvedt wasn't about to let hip replacement slow him down. He took a trip to the Holy Land just two months after having both hips replaced using a new anterior approach.

June 11, 2018

Second chance: A new beginning after years of addiction

It was an ordinary trip for Randy Gruhlke to the store to fix his cellphone, when the clerk smelled his breath and was concerned by his behavior.

June 11, 2018

Collaboration returns girl to ice for tournament play

With hopes of returning to the state tournament her senior year, Maria and her team practiced faithfully. One afternoon while scrimmaging a week before section finals, Maria Haley took a slap shot to the head.

June 7, 2018

All together now: Broken arm healed with team effort

Duane Kostman was planning to fill a bird feeder in his yard. It’s something he does often, but this time the peaceful pastime took a painful turn. Duane slipped and fell — hard. 

June 5, 2018

Healthier, happier after bariatric surgery

Prior to bariatric surgery, Candace Clark says she felt like she was slowly dying. Now, she has a lot more energy, and is able to work and keep up with her grandchildren.

May 25, 2018

Going all out to ease young patient's surgical fears

Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home shortly after her birth in November 2011. But four days later, when her parents brought her in for a routine well-baby visit, they requested Lauren's oxygen levels be retested.

May 18, 2018

Skier keeps coming back after knee surgeries

It’s hard to keep Marva Sahs down. She recently completed her 30th American Birkebeiner, a 50-km cross-country ski race. This would be impressive under any conditions, but Marva has twice come back from knee surgery to take on the challenge.

May 10, 2018