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Tips for cooking for one or two

Cooking for one or two doesn’t mean you have to let your health go by the wayside and resort to meals of cold cereal, grilled cheese and canned soup, or microwave meals. With some helpful tips, you can be cooking healthy and efficiently for a smaller household in no time.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen October 17, 2017

Pump you up: Exercise with dumbbells

The CrossFit phenomenon has proven what Rocky Balboa always knew: You don’t need an expensive gym or sophisticated equipment to get in shape. If you’re willing (and able) to get pumped up, try these basic and effective moves for beginners.

October 16, 2017

Trying to get pregnant? Select a lubricant that is most helpful for sperm

Lubrication can be an easy way to increase comfort during intercourse. However, many couples who are trying to conceive don’t realize that lubricants can adversely affect sperm.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle October 13, 2017

Treating your child's hearing loss

As an audiologist, I often work with parents who are concerned about their child’s hearing. Hearing loss is a huge concern for parents who understand it can impair speech and language skills as their child develops. The Baha system may be the right solution.

Katie Kendhammer AuD By Katie Kendhammer October 13, 2017

Holiday table topics: Know your family's health history

You know every detail of your parents’ first date and have your grandmother’s lefse recipe committed to memory. But when your doctor asks if anyone in your family has had heart disease, you draw a blank.

October 12, 2017

Cyberbullying: What can you do?

Texting and social media can be a great way for kids to connect. However, they also can be avenues for bullying.

October 11, 2017

Back-to-school tips to help your child make the grade

A new school year is a great time to revisit goals and re-establish good habits — for kids and their parents.

October 9, 2017

Extend vegetable season with squash and zucchini

Squash and zucchini extend the summer vegetable season and are available in your garden or local farmers market through October.

October 6, 2017

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Why are my periods irregular, heavy and painful?

Menstrual cycle irregularities are common among women. There are three common bleeding patterns, and each is associated with a number of causes.

Fadi Yahya MD By Fadi Yahya October 5, 2017

Staying positive, supporting others helps Cathy fight against breast cancer

When Cathy Klug was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, it came as a shock. The healthy, 43-year-old mom and school teacher had always taken care of herself and always enjoyed good health. But her positive attitude moved her forward as a true survivor.

October 5, 2017

Tips to help ease anxiety

Anxiety is often described as sustained and excessive worry that a person cannot control and is many times related to the anticipation of a future threat. Most everyone has had anxiety surrounding a stressful situation. However, anxiety becomes an obstacle for a happy, healthy life when it impacts our day-to-day lives.

Jill Christensen NP By Jill Christensen October 3, 2017

Using ovulation kits to predict fertility

Search for ovulation kit or ovulation app online, and you’ll quickly see that finding the right tool can be a little overwhelming. Check out this advice on how to choose the best one for you and use it successfully.

September 29, 2017