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Treating Sinus Infections Without Antibiotics

Tomah, WI - People often want antibiotics to tackle a sinus infection but that might not be the best treatment since most infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotics fight bacteria, not viruses. There are also complications that can develop with dependency on these drugs. The more antibiotics are used the less effective [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Diabetes: Testing for Early Indicators

Many people first learn they have diabetes through blood tests done for another condition or as part of a routine physical exam. But in some cases, diabetes may not be detected before damage to your eyes, kidneys or other organs has occurred. That’s why the American Diabetes Association recommends adults have [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Fruit Juice: Good or Bad?

SPARTA, Wis. — Figuring out the best choices for your child’s diet can be an intimidating process. With so much information out there, how are you supposed to know what the best options are? One common question concerning kids’ diets is whether or not it's OK to give them fruit [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Running and Exercising in the Cold

LA CROSSE, WI. – Exercise enthusiasts who love to run outdoors may be challenged during the cold months of winter. Facing bitter temperatures, wind chills, snow and ice can cause the most experienced runner to think twice before hitting the pavement. Karla Marley, a physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mothers-to-be: How to Keep Your Baby Healthy

Pregnancy is an exciting and challenging time for parents, regardless of how much planning is involved. And when your baby is born, new obstacles present themselves. Although many of these learning experiences are expected, illness is one everyone hopes to avoid. A cough here and a cold there is normal, [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Slipping, Sliding and Snow Shoveling Season

Shoveling snow can provide good exercise when done correctly but can prove harmful if people try to take on more than they can handle or use faulty techniques. Here are some tips from physicians at Mayo Clinic Health System for injury-free snow shoveling: • If you're inactive and have a history of heart [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Keys to a Healthier 2015

The New Year is just about here, and resolutions are ever-present. Many of these commitments to betterment involve some form of health improvement but lifestyle changes are easier planned than implemented. However, Mayo Clinic Health System family physician Daniel Stahl, M.D., points out there may be some low-hanging fruit when it comes to [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

Knockout Calories in Your Holiday Eggnog

Are you looking for a way to trim extra calories off your cup of eggnog this holiday season? If not, perhaps you should consider the change. On average, a cup of eggnog will cost you anywhere from 280 to about 400 calories. Romi Londre, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health [...]

Created by Micah Dorfner

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