Staying Safe This Winter Requires Preparation and Common Sense

By Rob Bryant, MD
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As an emergency medicine physician, I see a vast array of injuries throughout the year, and the creative ways people find to hurt themselves never cease to amaze me. When I was an emergency medicine resident in Milwaukee, one of my attending physicians would regularly observe that “common sense isn’t very common!”

9 Tips To Help you Make the Healthy Changes You Want to Make

By Kellie Dye, RD
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During this time of the year we find our lives and social circles infiltrated with resolutions and crash diets or the latest fad diets, all aimed at helping us drop a few pounds. The problem: Many of those fad diets don’t emphasize the importance of healthy diet and proper amounts of exercise.

3 Gadgets to Help You Live Well

By Intermountain Healthcare
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CES 2016 offers a wealth of health gadgets - some new entrants, and many established companies. It doesn't matter your activity of choice there is a performance activity monitor for you. This year we looked at gadgets to improve running form, cycling safety, and even windsurfing. We love to see this breadth of activities because we believe it doesn't matter how you're active as long as you're active.

6 Ways to Increase Your Activity

By Brad Gillman
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You made the resolution and this year is going to be the year of fit. The result can be defined as whatever you want. Lose weight, finish a major race, eat healthier, or all of them combined.

So you need to build that habit to start being active. Or you already are physically active and just want to kick it up a notch.

The recommendations say adults should get 150 minutes per week of moderate intensive activity - that can include anything from running to cleaning the house. Children and adolescents should be getting 60 minutes per day of vigorous activity.

Here are six ways to help kick start your active new year:



10 New Year's Resolutions to Better Your Health

By Jentry Larsen
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Maintaining a New Year’s resolution is tough. Many set goals that are unrealistic or too vague. You can change your attitude, but changing your behavior can be difficult. Set manageable goals, and if you are committed, you can make these new habits or behaviors permanent. Here are 10 achievable resolutions to help kick start your year:


Family reunites with the medical team that saved young mom's life after a blood clot nearly killed her

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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“It was like a symphony — everybody played their role, and they played it perfectly…”

Arlee Gregerson delivered a beautiful baby girl via c-section in November, and two days later, she was doing great and feeling ready to return home when she lost consciousness in her husband’s arms.

Beating Fast Food

By Caroline Shugart
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What is “fast food”? What eateries do you think of when you hear the phrase, “fast food”? Here are six restaurants: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Taco Time, Subway, Noodles and Company, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.  Are they purveyors of fast food?  And here are five foods: French fries, hamburgers, vanilla shakes, potato chips, and pepperoni pizza. Are these foods all examples of the dreaded fast food?