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Children and Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

Children and Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

How much time does your child spend watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games? Although some screen time can be educational, it's easy to go overboard. Consider this guide to children and TV, including what you can do to keep your child's screen [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

10 Tips To Help Survive Nausea During Pregnancy

10 Tips To Help Survive Nausea During Pregnancy

Positive pink line on pregnancy test? Check. Small flutter on early ultrasound? Check. Nausea and vomiting? Double-check. Often the constant feeling of nausea, which is accompanied by vomiting, soon overshadows the excitement of early pregnancy. Approximately 50-90 percent of women experience nausea and vomiting in their pregnancy, and 5 percent of [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Gluten-Free Diet Basics - It's Not for Everyone

Gluten-Free Diet Basics - It's Not for Everyone

SPARTA, Wis. — The number of people following a gluten-free diet continues to increase. A gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease. Eating gluten-free helps people with celiac disease control symptoms and prevent complications. Many other people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity also follow a gluten-free diet to ease [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Cut Disease Risk by Adding Color to Your Diet

Cut Disease Risk by Adding Color to Your Diet

Do you feel overwhelmed by diet recommendations that constantly change based on the latest research? If you have a cancer diagnosis or a desire to lower your risk for cancer and want to follow a healthy diet, there is good news — some advice has not changed. A diet to [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Shingles: Not Just A Band of Blisters

Shingles: Not Just A Band of Blisters

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a common condition in which the virus that causes chickenpox (varicella-zoster virus) reactivates after years of lying dormant in your body. As the virus reactivates, it causes pain and tingling and eventually a rash of short-lived blisters. "Shingles normally isn't a serious condition, but in some [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

“What is a migraine headache?”

“What is a migraine headache?”

Lake City, Minn. - Migraine is three times more common in women than in men and affects more than 10 percent of people worldwide, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine physician Rachel Batdorf, M.D., says, "Although any head pain can be miserable, [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Menopause Transition: What's Normal?

Menopause Transition: What's Normal?

Did you know the menopausal transition known as perimenopause begins four years before a woman’s final menstrual cycle? It’s true. Hormone production from the ovaries often starts to change when a woman is in her 40s, and thus the time between periods begins to shorten. "Some women have menopausal symptoms [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

The Truth About March Madness — A Gambling Addiction Specialist's Point-Of-View

The Truth About March Madness — A Gambling Addiction Specialist's Point-Of-View

LA CROSSE, Wis. — In the swing of March Madness, brackets are being filled, bets are being placed and people are blowing up their personal social media pages with the results of their bracket-placement decisions — good or bad. But in the midst of all the pleasure and entertainment, NCAA [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

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