Heart Health: Reaching for Walnuts

Blog post Written by Holly Ellison, RD, LD, Riverfront Hy-Vee Dietitian When it comes to heart health, it might surprise you that eating a calorie-dense, high-fat snack (we’re looking at you, walnuts) is a good choice for cardiovascular health. But it’s true. Here’s a few reasons you should consider reaching for a small handful of…
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Caregiver Self-Care Essentials

The path to recovery after an injury impacts more than the patient; it directly effects the entire family. During the month of February, we’ll be discussing a series of topics related to injury recovery, and how to best manage the process as a team. From supporting plans of care and maintaining personal health, to date…
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Supporting a Loved One Through Injury Recovery

The path to recovery after an injury impacts more than the patient; it directly effects the entire family. During the month of February, we’ll be discussing a series of topics related to injury recovery, and how to best manage the process as a team. From supporting plans of care and maintaining personal health, to date…
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Winter Safety: 3 Tips to Combat Weather-Related Injuries

The snowy winter months bring with them additional hazards that can cause injuries to you or your loved ones. Specifically, winter falls are all-too-common, especially amongst the elderly. Daunting statistics include: “Wisconsin and Minnesota led the nation in deaths from falls among residents 65 and older” (New York Times). “Nearly three times as many people…
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A Nutritious New Year

This blog post was written in collaboration with Riverfront Hy-Vee. Wait! Have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet? Better question: Have you broken your New Year’s Resolution yet? A recent national survey uncovered that 65% of respondents report that they give up on their nutrition resolutions within the first three months of the year….
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Approach Your Health Like a Viking

With just seconds left in the fourth quarter, down by one point, were you one of the Minnesotans who gave up hope, or were you one of the few who still held out hope? The rollercoaster of a game last Sunday left even the biggest Vikings fans in disbelief. With a strong first half, it…
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2018 Resolutions: Setting and Achieving Your Health Goals

With two weeks into 2018, how are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? Maybe you’ve been diligent at that healthier diet, or maybe you have actually been getting to the gym consistently four times per week. But, for many of us, those resolutions are already a distant memory. While over 40 percent of Americans set…
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Quick, Easy & Healthy End-of-Summer Recipes

With the end of summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the fruits (and vegetables) of summer. Along with being outside, eating fresh and healthy is a great nod to the season. The great thing about these end-of-summer recipes below is that not only do they celebrate the…
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Knee Pain Without Trauma: Why Treatment Order Matters

The amount of people with knee pain continues to rise, especially as we age. Typically, if knee pain becomes a big enough problem, you may go see a physician. As long as there is no trauma associated with the knee pain, placing one at a higher risk for bone and ligament injuries, a decision needs…
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What to Expect with Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to the lower leg. 23,000 people on average will sprain their ankle each day in the United States. An ankle sprain can vary in its effect on one’s ability to move and continue in normal activities. Some sprains result in minor loss, while others can set…
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