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7 steps to take to maximize health, safety of professional drivers

Did you know that truck driving is among the most hazardous occupations in the U.S.? Fortunately, there are steps to take to improve and maximize the health and safety of professional drivers.

Scott Riester MD By Scott Riester December 13, 2018

5 tips to manage stress

With the fast pace of work and home, and being constantly inundated with technology and still wanting to have time to connect with those around us, our lives can feel overwhelming and stressful at times. Manage how you live with these five tips to feel less stressed.

Eric Strom, L.C.S.W. By Eric Strom December 10, 2018

Top 5 FAQ about vaccines

Do vaccines really work? How do you know, and who is protected? Find answers to these questions and more.

Munoz Leanna 2011 By Leanna Munoz November 29, 2018

FAQ: Your care team

Care teams collaborate on your care to deliver it with improved experiences and outcomes in a way that also reduces costs. Read FAQ about how a care team can benefit you.

Jill Lenhart MD By Jill Lenhart November 27, 2018

Hard work, determination help woman prepare for successful knee surgery

For over a decade, Ann Statz endured substantial knee pain that restricted her activity. Her weight kept surgery out of reach. Learn how determination helped her overcome that hurdle.

November 26, 2018

Tips for staying on track during 'national eating season'

This time of year marks the beginning of what often is referred to as “national eating season” — the time between Halloween and New Year’s Day. You can stay in control. Here's how.

Pamela Franz, R.N. By Pamela Franz November 21, 2018

15-minute workouts you can do at home

Fitting a workout into a busy schedule can be hard. Luckily, you do not need to spend hours at the gym each day to improve your health. In fact, you can get a great workout in just 15 minutes.

November 20, 2018

Setting SMART goals

Whether you’re starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting a SMART goal positions you for success

November 20, 2018

Fuel for your mind

When you pay attention to what you are eating and how you eat, it can not only improve your health, but also your mind.

November 15, 2018

Feeling fantastic after minimally invasive heart valve surgery

When James Tembrock, 73, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, learned he would need heart valve surgery, he says he never dreamed his search for a less-invasive option would lead him to Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

November 8, 2018

Resilience: Prepping for a busy holiday season

With the impending start to the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and chaos that accompany the time of the year. Instead of planning to de-stress from the inevitable, try to embrace the hectic holidays by prepping for a busy holiday season.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty November 8, 2018

Clean up your hand-washing skills

The best way to prevent the spread of germs that can cause influenza and other infections is by washing your hands. Here are a few tips to clean up your hand-washing skills.

October 29, 2018