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What’s Happening in the Community

Establishing healthy behaviors that stick

Living healthy is an excellent goal to aim for. Research and medical studies often promote the mental and physical benefits of a healthy lifestyle. So why do we still break our healthy promises when we know staying healthy helps us feel better?

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty March 14, 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

Post-menopausal bleeding: Should you be concerned?

The term “menopause” can be daunting on its own, but coupling it with the words “abnormal bleeding” may cause extra concern. Consulting with your women's health care provider will determine the cause and next steps.

Madhu Bagaria MD By Madhu Bagaria March 8, 2018

Yoga: Making a name in sports

When you think of yoga, your first thought is probably of a woman in a contorted position. However, it's important to note that yoga is for both men and women, and can be beneficial to young athletes.

Marcia Walker, P.T. By Marcia Walker March 7, 2018

Going out for lunch? How to stick to healthy habits

Eating out can fit into a healthy lifestyle even if you’re working on weight maintenance or weight loss. From cooking methods, condiments, portion control and beverages, there are plenty of options for ensuring your lunch meeting doesn’t derail your goals for healthy eating.

Caitlin Terpstra RD By Caitlin Terpstra March 7, 2018

10 tips to make the most out of your staycation

Spring break is right around the corner, but family fun doesn’t mean you have to travel far. There are many things you can do close to home and won’t break the budget.

March 5, 2018

What to expect before, during a colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer screenings are recommended beginning at age 50. Preparing for a screening can be uncomfortable or inconvenient, but it's necessary for detecting cancer and could be lifesaving.

Jaime Zighelboim, M.D. By Jaime Zighelboim March 2, 2018

Life with diabetes: What happens as we age?

If you have diabetes, you might encounter the effects of complications as you move into the latter part of your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of adults age 65 and older have prediabetes and 25 percent have diabetes.

Lynn Severson, N.P., C.D.E. By Lynn Severson March 1, 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

Seeing is believing with help of retinal specialist, eye surgery

Brad Stevens has had his share of health-related ups and downs through the years. The 37-year-old Boyceville, Wisconsin, man has Type 1 diabetes, which often causes diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease.

January 26, 2018