Category: Healthy Living

Help for 8 Common GI Issues
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Help for 8 Common GI Issues

By Elizabeth Colsen, MD, General Surgeon On the annual Ladies on the Lake excursions, our topic of discussion this year was digestive health. Everyone has a digestive system, so everyone deals with at least one of these issues at some point. Here are the 8 most common gastrointestinal issues, and what you can do to...

Do Not Invite Food Poisoning To Dinner
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Do Not Invite Food Poisoning To Dinner

by Roderick Brown, MD, Family Medicine With grilling and picnic season on the horizon, it is important to keep proper food handling in mind. The preparation and storage of food is extremely important in preventing, thus avoiding, food poisoning. Although anyone can get sick when eating contaminated food, pregnant women, older adults and people with...

Is a Leaky Bladder Normal?
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Is a Leaky Bladder Normal?

On average, women wait seven years from the first time they experience accidental bladder leakage to talk to a doctor! That is seven years of letting your bladder run your life. According to the National Association for Incontinence, 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experience episodes of leakage. It’s time to work...

Flu Season Striking Hard
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Flu Season Striking Hard

The rate of influenza is hitting our community hard this week, but no one wants it. To help you and your family avoid getting sick (or spreading the illness), make sure everyone is following these tips. Wash your hands well with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer. Cough/sneeze into your...