Category: Healthy Living

Facts About Lyme Disease
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Facts About Lyme Disease

By Erin Dahlke, M.D., Family Medicine with Obstetrics We talk a lot about prevention because it is one of the most important steps in staying healthy. In regard to Lyme disease, you can help prevent the disease by avoiding ticks altogether. It is not always easy when we have adventurous pets and children, and we...

COPD: Don’t Get Used to Your Disease!
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COPD: Don’t Get Used to Your Disease!

By John Allan Dvorak, Certified Respiratory Therapist When it comes to lung disease, people naturally get used to their symptoms and downplay how serious their disease truly is. “A lot of respiratory patients appear to have shortness of breath or they have difficulty breathing, yet when asked if they feel short of breath or if...

7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality
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7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By John A. Dvorak, Respiratory Therapist Breathing is essential for life, and healthy lungs help keep us healthier overall. When lungs aren’t healthy, it negatively impacts the rest of your body in many areas. Lung disease can affect your cardiovascular system and even lead to a heart attack or stroke. Keeping your lungs healthy and...

Flu Epidemic Hits Hard
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Flu Epidemic Hits Hard

“I have never seen the CDC flu map entirely brown (widespread) across the United States at the same time before. This is a flu epidemic,” said Jeanette Pasche, RN-BC, Infection Preventionist at Glacial Ridge Health System and board certified in infection control. “Usually, the flu starts in the southeast, and by the time it has spread to...

Have A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving
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Have A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

By Robert Montenegro, M.D., ABOM; Family Medicine Physician and Bariatrician Thanksgiving comes around once a year, it is the one day that is remembered as a family day, a stuff yourself with turkey and all the fixings day, and the day that inevitably ends most diets. Let’s face it, people hate limiting or completely avoiding...

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