Healthy Living

Thu
09
Apr

Use your senses to enjoy mindful meals


Hoerr

It’s not uncommon for responsible people to be mindful about their monthly budget or expenses or for considerate citizens to be mindful about their actions towards others. We’re mindful about several things going on during our day, but then why do most people find it challenging to be mindful about what they’re eating? 

Thu
05
Mar

Don’t be random about cold and flu medicine

Winter is almost halfway over, but here in Wisconsin, it’s easy to get sick as late as May. So far, I have been lucky enough to stay healthy, but for those less fortunate it can be a miserable experience. 

Over break, I was catching up with a friend who was recovering from the flu. She had gone to a New Year’s Eve party, and one guest had unwittingly spread the virus to everyone there. 

Mon
26
Jan

New Year, new you: how to make it last

The holiday decorations are down (or at least you’re thinking about it), everybody is back to their daily work routine and pants are feeling a bit snug after the generous holidays. Time to head to that long-forgotten place called the gym. 

Mon
26
Jan

Keep safe with proper medication storage

I can remember back in my childhood seeing advertisements from the company Johnson & Johnson, demonstrating how to clean out one’s medicine cabinet and replace old materials and medicines with fresh, new bandages and the like. 

Mon
26
Jan

Have your pumpkin pie and eat it, too

During the holidays, I have so much fun spending my spare time in the kitchen baking all kinds of cookies and holiday desserts. 

But then I go to holiday events or gatherings and once the word gets out that I’m a dietitian, I automatically feel like “Food Police” is stamped on my forehead for everybody to see. Things get awkward. 

Thu
23
Oct

Have Your Candy and Eat It, Too: 5 Dental Health Tips for Halloween


Schuster

The dropping temperatures and shorter days are undeniable signs that fall has arrived! With the holiday season right around the corner, Halloween marks the start of this annual time of sweets.

Fri
13
Sep

She’s pregnant, but what about Dad?

The joy of pregnancy can be one long roller-coaster ride for both the mother and father. 

But while our maximum focus is on the health of the mother to ensure that the baby is born with limited complications, doctors may overlook the changes that the father may be going through. 

Mon
05
Aug

Awareness is key to preventing Lyme disease

Since I started practicing medicine in Wisconsin, many patients have told me they are concerned about getting Lyme disease and want to know how to prevent catching it.

Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks that bite wildlife, such as deer, and then spread bacteria after biting human skin. Symptoms are similar to the flu: fever, fatigue, rash, joint and body aches.

Wed
22
May

Preventing diabetes means making better choices


Mario Piverger is a family medicine physician at the UW-Health clinic in Fitchburg.

I see diabetes in my office every day. 

It is the leading cause of kidney failure and has been connected to other chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, erectile dysfunction, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations and blindness.

Fri
12
Apr

Milk: It’s not just for breakfast

Got Milk? This nutrient-dense superdrink is a recommended part of your diet at every stage of life.

Drinking milk can promote healthy bones, lower your risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, give you more energy and help your vision and your immune system. It’s the one part of your diet that can supply protein to your bones, brain and body. It also contains Vitamins A and B12, calcium, Vitamin D, potassium, zinc and many other nutrients.

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