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What’s Happening In the Community

Sexually transmitted diseases: What you need to know

You probably remember having some form of the safe sex talk with your parents with the focus around preventing pregnancy. It’s equally important to talk about sexually transmitted diseases.

Amber Kraft NP By Amber Kraft April 25, 2018

Fertility care close to home makes dreams of baby come true

Ever since she can remember, Marissa Merrill says she dreamed of being a mom, even though she knew it likely would mean a long and complicated journey. Her diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome when she was 13 meant conceiving children would be difficult.

April 24, 2018

Progressive overload: Get stronger in a healthy way

Whenever you want to improve your exercise capacity, it’s important to understand progressive overload. Progressive overload means challenging your muscles and body by gradually increasing the stress put on them.

April 24, 2018

Boost infant health with breast milk before baby's birth

When preparing for the birth of your new baby, you likely completed a checklist to ensure you had everything ready to go before your bundle of joy arrived. Set up crib. Check. Purchase diapers. Check. Attend childbirth education classes. Check. Gather colostrum. Wait, what?

April 23, 2018

Access medical information, care team with Patient Online Services

It’s a pattern that is all too familiar to many patients: You have a visit with your provider regarding an important health concern only to return home and forget the details of your diagnosis or treatment plan. Now, how do you find the time in your busy day to contact your provider?

April 18, 2018

Is a do-not-resuscitate tattoo a valid advance directive?

With the growing popularity of tattoos, you may wonder if a tattoo is the best way to express health care wishes.

James Deming, M.D. By James Deming April 16, 2018

Running Q&A: Choosing the right distance, increasing miles and more

Nothing gets me more motivated than signing up for a race, putting it on the calendar and working toward that goal. My excitement about marathons and running means I tend to get a lot of running-related questions from friends and coworkers. Here are some of the most common questions I get and my thoughts.

Christopher Crocker PAC By Chris Crocker April 16, 2018

Designing your taper to maximize your potential on race day

An important piece of training that many new runners forget to calculate into their program is the taper. Taper is the reduction in training load before a competition in order to optimize performance on race day.

April 11, 2018

Fertility care close to home makes dreams of baby come true

Ever since she can remember, Marissa Merrill says she dreamed of being a mom, even though she knew it likely would mean a long and complicated journey. Her diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome when she was 13 meant conceiving children would be difficult.

April 24, 2018

A second chance after traumatic brain injury

Henry Gomez is grateful for second chances. After sustaining a near-fatal brain injury following a fall, he is preparing for return to college.

March 12, 2018

Energized for new year after heart surgery

Barbara Vinck says she wasn't herself and had no energy. A stress test and echocardiogram revealed Barbara had multiple issues with her heart.

February 8, 2018

Hospice patient attends Green Bay Packers football game

Lon Putzer’s hospice care team learned about his love for the Green Bay Packers and facilitated a trip to see the team play.

February 2, 2018

The (heart)beat goes on for Dave Andros after cardiac arrest

Dave Andros has a new perspective on life after beating the odds following his sudden cardiac arrest at the gym.

February 1, 2018

Back behind the wheel after epilepsy diagnosis

Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.

January 31, 2018

Minimally invasive procedure helps Mike Sandor’s heart keep the beat

Dianne and Mike Sandor were lying in bed one Saturday morning, Dianne’s head resting on Mike’s chest. Suddenly, she sat straight up. “What was that?” she asked. She’d heard an odd sound, like the squeak of a mouse, coming from her husband’s chest.

January 31, 2018

After heart attack, water skier looking forward to getting back on the water

Brian Kanable was in one of his favorite places: out behind a boat on the Mississippi River, cutting back and forth across the wake. But this morning, something was different.

January 29, 2018