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Cash in on the health benefits of corn

Many of us have great summer memories surrounding sweet corn. In the Midwest, when sweet corn is ready, our meals take on a different look as ears of corn make their way to our plates. But there’s more to corn than just the version on the cob.

Linda Carruthers RDN By Linda Carruthers August 14, 2018

Back to school: Tips to help students adjust

With fall just around the corner, back-to-school season is approaching quickly. This can be an exciting time as it’s one step closer to graduation, college or joining the workforce. It’s also a time for new beginnings.

Jessie Wolf LICSW By Jessie Wolf August 7, 2018

Let's talk low libido

As a family medicine physician, I understand how low libido and sexual issues can be an uncomfortable topic for patients to discuss. These are common problems that affect adults everywhere, yet many of the patients I see have never been asked about their sexual health.

Graham King MD By Graham King July 31, 2018

Is urine incontinence normal for women?

Although urine incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, is a common symptom that affects 1 in 4 women, it's not normal. Learn about evaluation and treatment options.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife July 30, 2018

15-minute workout: Core

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using a stability ball?

July 30, 2018

Q&A: The science behind weird body reactions

Ever wonder why your fingers wrinkle in water? Our bodies do some rather strange and unusual things. Find out science behind them.

Amy Rantala, M.D. By Amy Rantala July 27, 2018

Boost long-term health with balance training

If you participate in regular cardio exercise or weight training, you may think you're reaching every component of fitness, but have you thought about balance training?

Benjamin Nesseim MD By Benjamin Nesseim July 23, 2018

Can children develop Type 2 diabetes?

Over the past 15 years, Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise, especially in children. Get the risk factors, and learn steps to take to prevent your child from developing it.

Anne Bauch, R.D. By Anne Bauch July 18, 2018

15-minute workout: Combo exercises

Busy day? We all know how hard it can be to fit a workout into our schedule, but why not get started with a 15-minute home workout using combo exercises?

July 16, 2018

Are stretch marks normal for teens?

Teens face many struggles navigating through growing up. Some can be difficult to accept, especially when it comes to body changes and image. Stretch marks are common, but can be treated.

July 9, 2018

Use mindfulness to cope with chronic pain

Mindfulness has become a popular concept. Frequently thought of as a way to manage stress and improve focus, mindfulness practice can provide many benefits. But, what is mindfulness really?

Amanda Neckar, L.C.S.W. By Amanda Neckar July 5, 2018

Why take vitamin and mineral supplements?

While dietitians recommend most vitamins and minerals be obtained through food sources, this isn’t always possible. For example, if you don’t consume enough fruits, vegetables or other healthy foods, a multivitamin may be helpful.

July 3, 2018