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4 key elements of a heart-healthy diet

"You are what you eat." This is true when considering foods that impact heart health. Here are 4 tips for incorporating foods in your diet that are heart-healthy and delicious.

Brodie Marthaler, M.D. By Brodie Marthaler August 11, 2020

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 2020

Head back to school with 4 Be's

However school meets this fall, one thing is certain: Mental health is a vital part of the equation. To work on a healthy mindset for this school year, it may help to actively focus on these 4 Be's.

August 7, 2020

Complete your COVID-19 back-to-school checklist

Families and school districts are weighing difficult decisions on whether to return to school in person, online or a combination of both during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a list of things to consider to prevent spread of the virus.

August 6, 2020

Keep your cool while exercising in the heat

Warm weather is a perfect motivator to get outside and move around. But when summer goes from warm to hot, exercising could be risky — unless you’re prepared with these tips.

Chaun Cox MD By Chaun Cox August 5, 2020

Can a dog really improve heart health? Cardiologist weighs in

Dog adoption rates rose earlier this year during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. There are emotional and social benefits of pet ownership, but did you know that dogs may make our hearts healthier? A cardiologist weighs in on the heart-healthy benefits of your canine companion.

Tahir Tak MD By Tahir Tak August 4, 2020

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun, easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because younger kids are joining in, it's important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks. Learn how to keep your children safe on social media.

Karen Hall MS LPC By Karen Hall August 2, 2020

5 ways to build strong bones as you age

After age 30, you start to lose bone mass. Get 5 tips to build stronger bones and combat that loss.

July 31, 2020

‘There is a purpose for me’ reflects patient with brain tumor

Jeff Calkins believes he has been given a second chance at life. After surgery and treatment for a brain tumor, he is giving thanks and giving back.

July 28, 2020

Neither a snowstorm nor COVID-19 pandemic stops heart surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things, but it didn't stop Ted Schleicher or his surgery team from getting his heart valve issue fixed quickly and safely.

July 14, 2020

Woman recovers from rare type of stroke

Laurie West was recovering well from knee surgery. That changed 11 days after her surgery when she experienced two types of stroke at the same time.

June 3, 2020

Patient reflects on surgical experience during pandemic

Diane Baier needed a last-minute surgical procedure before a planned trip, but then the COVID-19 pandemic changed how health care was delivered. Learn how changes the surgical team made kept her and others safe.

June 2, 2020

Stepped-up safety measures for surgery

Chad Meacham slipped and ruptured a disk in his neck, which required surgery. Learn how enhanced safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic protect him and others during surgery.

May 26, 2020

Video visits keep patient, doctor connected during pandemic

Debbie Doble was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted face-to-face appointments. Find out how she continued care from the convenience of her home using video visits.

May 19, 2020

Breast cancer recovery back on track after COVID-19 pandemic delays surgery

When you learn you have cancer, the natural reaction is to want it out of your body as quickly as possible. Lisa Carlson recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and can attest to that.

May 11, 2020

Patient recalls near-death experience with COVID-19

Craig Bell says he started to feel ill and was experiencing cold-like symptoms that progressively worsened. After testing positive for COVID-19, he was admitted to the ICU.

May 11, 2020