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Sep 19 2023
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Colonoscopy and Cologuard: The pros and cons

Over two decades ago, Katie Couric, anchor of the “Today Show,” shared her own colonoscopy live on morning television. Motivated [...]
Sep 19 2023
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Rehabilitation , Sports Medicine

Sprain or strain? What’s the difference?

Ouch! You’ve hurt your ankle. But here’s the thing, is it a sprain or a strain? People often mix up [...]
Sep 19 2023
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Emergency , Pharmacy

Essentials items to include in your first aid kit

A well-stocked first aid kit can be the difference between life and death in an emergency. Whether at home, in [...]
Sep 19 2023
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Birth Center

Five breastfeeding positions every new mom should know

For new mothers, breastfeeding can be both an overwhelming and incredible experience. With the bond that it creates between you [...]
Sep 19 2023
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Family Medicine

The secrets to aging gracefully

Aging is a sensitive topic. It can be difficult to face the fact that we are no longer as spry [...]
Aug 24 2023
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Now trending – Tackle Box Charcuterie (aka Snackle Boxes)

Enjoy this creative and kid-friendly spin on the traditional charcuterie board that is often served at parties and gatherings. Instead [...]
Aug 03 2023
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Nutrition , Wellness

The Blue Zone Diet—Eating for a long and healthy life!

What is the Blue Zones Diet? The Blue Zones Diet is an eating plan that emulates the dietary habits of [...]
Jul 31 2023
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Nutrition , Wellness

Blue Zone-approved summer recipes

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Yield: 12 servings Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ [...]
Jul 21 2023
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Time out! 5 breathing exercises to keep you grounded

We take thousands of breaths a day without a thought, but did you know there are actual health benefits to [...]
Jul 17 2023
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Eye Care

Ortho-K for vision correction

Five reasons to consider Ortho-K for vision correction Orthokeratology (pronounced here), or the more easily pronounced Ortho-K, is a non-surgical [...]
Jul 17 2023
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Hydrate your way through summer

Hydrate your way through summer: Top 20 foods to beat the heat The summer heat is on! With hot temperatures [...]
Jul 17 2023
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The benefits of paddleboarding

The many health (and mental health) benefits of paddleboarding People are paddling their way to better health and well-being all [...]
Jul 17 2023
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Birth Center

Group B Strep

Group B Strep Don’t let this sneaky bug crash your baby party! When preparing for the arrival of a baby, [...]
Jul 07 2023
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Healthy cooking

What you should know about sodium, fats and sugar We all know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables, [...]
Jun 22 2023
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Community , Wellness

Get out there! Local outdoor adventures

We asked our Welia Health staff to tell us their favorite outdoor things to do in the summer. Below you’ll [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Grilling season’s best-kept secret: A healthier BBQ sauce

Summer means grilling season, and when we think of grilling, we often think of delicious, finger-licking BBQ sauce. However, many [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Top 10 tips for summer safety

Minnesota summers fly by, so it’s important to make the most of every warm, sunny day. Unfortunately, this season also [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Prediabetes? Six ways a dietician can help

Prediabetes is a very common medical condition affecting around 96 million American adults, that’s one in every three people. In [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Women's Health

Managing painful periods: Your guide to relief

Painful periods affect more than half of all women. As a common condition that occurs during their reproductive years, it’s [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Birth Center

Seven tips for getting your baby to sleep

Having a newborn baby can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. One of the biggest challenges for most new parents [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Mental Health

An overview of eating disorders

Developing a healthy approach to eating is critical for your overall health and well-being. Too much focus on food, body [...]
Jun 16 2023
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Eye Care

Everything you need to know about dry eye

The feeling of dryness or grittiness in your eyes can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. According to the American Academy of [...]
Jun 13 2023
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The lead-up and follow-up to joint surgery

The context of joint replacement When planning for joint replacement surgery, it’s easy to focus on the “surgery” part—but what [...]
Jun 09 2023
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Why journaling is good for you

Discover the mental health benefits of personal writing! Journaling is a fantastic tool that can help improve your mental health [...]
Apr 17 2023
Patient discussing joint pain with specialist

If you’ve put off joint surgery, let’s talk.

It’s easy to procrastinate on decisions in life that feel major. Joint surgery certainly falls into that category. Many people [...]
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