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  • Heart Health – Know the Facts

    Heart Health – Know the Facts

    Heart disease was once considered only a man's problem. But according to the American Medical Association, cardiovascular disease is also the number one killer of women.More >>
    Heart disease was once considered only a man's problem. But according to the American Medical Association, cardiovascular disease is also the number one killer of women.More >>
  • Avoid the Weight Gain Blues

    Avoid the Weight Gain Blues

    This year, don't eat your way through the cold winter months. Avoid weight gain pitfalls with solid strategies to eat a balanced diet to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.More >>
    This year, don't eat your way through the cold winter months. Avoid weight gain pitfalls with solid strategies to eat a balanced diet to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.More >>
  • Winter Skin Care

    Winter Skin Care

    The cold wind outside combined with central heating inside can make your skin feel dry and irritated.
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    The cold wind outside combined with central heating inside can make your skin feel dry and irritated. But dry skin care is more complex that just grabbing moisturizer whenever itching or skin flakiness appears. It's important to make good skin care decisions proactively.More >>
  • Could You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

    Could You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

    If you are carrying excess weight in your abdomen, you possess one of the two primary risk factors for a condition that can raise your risk for developing coronary artery disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.More >>
    If you are carrying excess weight in your abdomen, you possess one of the two primary risk factors for a condition that, according to the National Institutes of Health, can raise your risk for developing coronary artery disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.More >>
  • Winter Weather Safety Tips

    Winter Weather Safety Tips

    Winter in Wisconsin can be hazardous to your health! Here are some winter weather tips to help you stay safe and healthy during the coming months.More >>
    Winter in Wisconsin can be hazardous to your health! Here are some winter weather tips to help you stay safe and healthy during the coming months.More >>
  • Avoiding the Winter Sniffles

    Avoiding the Winter Sniffles

    It may seem inevitable to catch a cold during the winter, but there are some simple things you can do to try to avoid the sniffles. Thorough hand washing may be the most common method, but...
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    It may seem inevitable to catch a cold during the winter, but there are some simple things you can do to try to avoid the sniffles. Thorough hand washing may be the most common method, but there are several other ways to keep cold viruses away this winter—and boost your immune system in the process.More >>
  • Brown Bags Worth Bragging About

    Brown Bags Worth Bragging About

    by the experts at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospitals   Do you pack a lunch for yourself or your family every morning? Don't let poor nutritional content and bland flavors bring down your bring-it-from-home lunches—makeMore >>
    by the experts at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospitals   Do you pack a lunch for yourself or your family every morning? Don't let poor nutritional content and bland flavors bring down your bring-it-from-home lunches—makeMore >>
  • Online Screening for Heart Attack and Stroke

    Online Screening for Heart Attack and Stroke

    Heart disease is the nation's number one killer of people over the age of 45. Knowing the main risk factors for heart disease can help you take extra precautions. Sacred Heart Hospital's HeartAware online
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    Heart disease is the nation's number one killer of people over the age of 45. Knowing the main risk factors for heart disease can help you take extra precautions. Sacred Heart Hospital's HeartAware online assessment tool can help you learn more about your own heart risk factors.More >>
  • You’ve Got a Cold…Do You See Your Doctor?

    You’ve Got a Cold…Do You See Your Doctor?

    Let's face it, having a cold can be utterly miserable. Symptoms can include congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, mild fever, and headache. But is it enough to warrant seeing a doctor?More >>
    There's an old saying that a cold will last a week or seven days, whichever comes first. Let's face it, having a cold can be utterly miserable. Symptoms can include congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, mild fever, and headache. But is it enough to warrant seeing a doctor?More >>
  • Does winter make you SAD?

    Does winter make you SAD?

    If you get depressed during the shorter days of winter but then begin to feel much better each year when spring arrives, you may have SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
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    If you get depressed during the shorter days of winter but then begin to feel much better each year when spring arrives, you may have SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. While a lot of people suffer from the "winter blues" those diagnosed with SAD are affected by a very real type of depression.More >>
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