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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

The space in between grief and growth

Growth is never easy, and it almost always requires pain along with joy. It is in the space between joy and sorrow that our hearts are strengthened and our bonds renewed.

April 5, 2018

Calming your pain: Is it possible?

When you hurt your back it’s common to assume the pain is stemming from your back, but did you know the pain could be caused by any part of your body that is compressed, stretched, or has reduced blood flow? Learn how you can calm pain.

Carol Gardner PT By Carol Gardner April 2, 2018

Tips to keep runners hydrated

The National Academy of Medicine determined that adequate intake for men is roughly 13 cups and women is nine cups per day. For athletes, the thirst mechanism can be an unreliable signal to drink. Your observed thirst may be reduced because you’re focusing so much on the activity in which you’re participating.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin April 2, 2018

One woman's addiction journey

Suzanne first tried alcohol as a teenager and did not like the taste. As a college student, she enjoyed the way it made her feel. And, as a married adult with children, it became a problematic situation.

Tyler Oesterle MD By Tyler Oesterle March 29, 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