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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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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5 Things That Help to Reduce Stress

Let’s face it, life can get pretty crazy. Taking some time to just sit back and relax is good for you when trying to reduce stress. Between work, family, socializing with friends, and unexpected life events –– it’s important for you to take a few moments for yourself every day. However, you might not be…
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Are you Ready for Water Sports? 10 Tips to a Safe Summer

June 20, 2017 at 11:24 PM the sun was as close as it will be to Minnesota, marking the beginning of summer. Since it is officially summer and the temperatures are finally starting to rise it seems to be a great time to discuss some of the most popular water sports. Since Minnesota has 11,842…
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5 Keys to Preventing and Treating Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are a common injury for high speed runners. Track and field, soccer, baseball and football are common sports where athletes will hit top speed. Hamstring strains account for approximately 12-16% of all injuries and re-occurrence of the injuries have been reported to be between 22-34%. The hamstring muscles are the three muscles located…
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Nutrition Label 101: How to Read Labels

Nutrition labels can be extremely confusing if you don’t know what exactly you’re looking at, but it can be vital information for maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. When you learn more about the nutrition label, you’ll be able to make smarter decisions about what you’re putting into your body. What are the important things…
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3 Ways to Help Keep Baby’s Hips Healthy

Human development is truly one of the most fascinating things in life. There is something so precious about babies cuddling, children smiling, and a child saying, “I love you” for the first time. From a physical development perspective, one common, often preventable problem is developmental dysplasia of the hips. Developmental dysplasia is a condition where…
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