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  • February is American Heart Month

    February is American Heart Month

    Approximately 90 percent of women have risk factors for heart disease, yet many women are unaware that heart disease is the greatest threat to their health.

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  • Self-care tools

    Lifestyle changes for your blood pressure

    Most people know the importance of keeping their blood pressure within the normal range. Nancy Ernst, CD, CDE, RD, Gundersen Nutrition Therapy shares her reccomendations on how you can lower your blood pressure according to your age.

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  • Stay hydrated this winter

    Stay hydrated this winter

    During the winter many people forget that they need to drink water year round. Around 60 percent of our body is made up of water and it is involved in many important functions of the body.

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Health, Wellness & News

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Can you eat healthy on a budget?

The most important step to saving money on food is to have a plan for eating. Investing a little bit of time and effort on a plan will save you time and money later. Try these tips to eat healthy and keep that grocery bill low...

Restore your back & neck health SELF-CARE

Restore your back & neck health

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. It costs Americans at least $50 billion each year. If you are looking for a free and simple way to assess how well your spine is functioning, take our Back and Neck Risk Assessment. You'll receive immediate feedback on how you should proceed.

Protecting against the measles NEWS

Protecting against the measles

If you suspect that you have the measles, it is not necessary to be seen by a healthcare professional unless you need medical attention. If you do require medical attention, arrange to be seen at Gundersen Emergency Services or Urgent Care. If you are able, please wear a mask when entering the building if you have cold symptoms, fever and cough, or fever and rash.

Midwives for a new generation of Tomah moms REGION

Midwives for a new generation of Tomah moms

While preparing for her second child, Hannah Thorelli of Tomah put a lot of thought into her ideal birth experience. Knowing the positive midwife experiences her sisters had during their nine combined pregnancies, it was hard for Hannah to ignore the option of choosing a midwife for her second pregnancy.

Why you need to vary your workout

Working out on a regular basis is good for your health. But if you're doing the same thing day after day, you may be setting yourself up for disappointment – or worse yet, you may lose your motivation to stick with your exercise routine altogether. That's because there are two things that commonly happen when you do the same workout routine all the time – your mind and your body both get bored.

Adverse childhood experiences-(ACEs) NEWS

Adverse childhood experiences-(ACEs)

As a healthcare organization committed to Enriching Every Life, we have a responsibility to understand and address the impact of adverse childhood experiences within the context of patient experience and care across the lifespan. That's why Gundersen Health System has identified ACEs and trauma informed care (TIC) as a Population Health strategic priority in 2019.

Squash and coconut milk soup recipe

Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Place the squash, cut side down, on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 40 minutes. Let cool slightly. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard the seeds. Scrape the squash from the skin. Sauté chopped onion in olive oil. Add vegetable stock and apples. Cook until apples tender. Add squash, curry powder, coconut milk and ginger. Heat through. Blend in small batches till smooth.

Personal onion gratins recipe

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place onion rounds onto a baking sheet. Combine 1 tbsp oil, ⅛ tsp pepper and salt in a small bowl. Brush both sides of the onions with mixture and put in the oven. Bake for about 7 minutes, turn onions and then bake for another 7 minutes. Combine the bread crumbs, cheese and remaining oil and pepper in a bowl. Turn the onions again and top each onion with the bread crumb mixture. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. and bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    This support group is a safe, confidential place for adults to share feelings and experiences with others whose lives are affected by cancer.
  • Feb
    7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
    The purpose of this conference is to introduce new evidence & research as well as review current standards on frequently encountered subject matter in the primary care setting.
  • Feb
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    This class is required if you are considering water birth and will help you decide whether water birth is the right choice for you.
  • Mar
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    This daylong class combines Managing Your Labor, Essentials of Breastfeeding and Caring for Your Newborn into one session.
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Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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