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9 healthy, delicious recipes for extra beans and rice

Did you stock up on rice and beans this spring and now have "bean remorse"? Here are 9 healthy, delicious recipes to use up your extra inventory.

August 14, 2020

7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage

Anger is a normal emotion, but uncontrolled anger can take a toll. Here are 7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage.

Annette Bremer LICSW By Annette Bremer August 13, 2020

When should I see a doctor about back pain?

About 80% of adults experience back pain at some time in their lives. For most people, it will go away on its own with self-care. So, how do you know when to see your doctor about your back pain?

T.K. Schiefer, M.D. By T.K. Schiefer August 12, 2020

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

‘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