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5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy

For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the new age guideline.

August 24, 2020

Urgent Care safety during COVID-19 pandemic

Minor health issues can escalate, so don't delay seeking treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the safety precautions in Urgent Care so it remains a safe and convenient same-day-care option for you and your family.

Graham King MD By Graham King August 21, 2020

7 tips for helping your child wear a mask

Some schools are recommending or requiring masks as students return to the classroom this fall. Here are 7 tips for helping your children get used to wearing a mask for an extended time.

April Poolman RN CNP By April Poolman August 20, 2020

Helping your children prepare for a COVID-19 test

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for families — especially if your child is upset about having a COVID-19 test. The good news is that there are things you can do to help your child prepare.

Jennifer Brumm MD By Jennifer Brumm August 19, 2020

Men's health: Checkups, screenings key during COVID-19 pandemic, beyond

Men aren't as likely as women to get preventive screenings and checkups with their health care provider. Delaying or avoiding these during the COVID-19 pandemic — or beyond — could lead to a treatable situation turning deadly.

Benson_Scott By Scott Benson August 18, 2020

Taking care of your skin while wearing a face mask

Prolonged mask wearing can cause discomfort or irritate of the skin on your face and ears. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy.

Emily Fiberger, D.O. By Emily Fibeger August 17, 2020

9 healthy, delicious recipes for extra beans and rice

Did you stock up on rice and beans this spring and now have "bean remorse"? Here are 9 healthy, delicious recipes to use up your extra inventory.

August 14, 2020

7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage

Anger is a normal emotion, but uncontrolled anger can take a toll. Here are 7 anger management tips to prevent relationship damage.

Annette Bremer LICSW By Annette Bremer August 13, 2020

‘There is a purpose for me’ reflects patient with brain tumor

Jeff Calkins believes he has been given a second chance at life. After surgery and treatment for a brain tumor, he is giving thanks and giving back.

July 28, 2020

Neither a snowstorm nor COVID-19 pandemic stops heart surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things, but it didn't stop Ted Schleicher or his surgery team from getting his heart valve issue fixed quickly and safely.

July 14, 2020

Woman recovers from rare type of stroke

Laurie West was recovering well from knee surgery. That changed 11 days after her surgery when she experienced two types of stroke at the same time.

June 3, 2020

Patient reflects on surgical experience during pandemic

Diane Baier needed a last-minute surgical procedure before a planned trip, but then the COVID-19 pandemic changed how health care was delivered. Learn how changes the surgical team made kept her and others safe.

June 2, 2020

Stepped-up safety measures for surgery

Chad Meacham slipped and ruptured a disk in his neck, which required surgery. Learn how enhanced safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic protect him and others during surgery.

May 26, 2020

Video visits keep patient, doctor connected during pandemic

Debbie Doble was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted face-to-face appointments. Find out how she continued care from the convenience of her home using video visits.

May 19, 2020

Breast cancer recovery back on track after COVID-19 pandemic delays surgery

When you learn you have cancer, the natural reaction is to want it out of your body as quickly as possible. Lisa Carlson recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and can attest to that.

May 11, 2020

Patient recalls near-death experience with COVID-19

Craig Bell says he started to feel ill and was experiencing cold-like symptoms that progressively worsened. After testing positive for COVID-19, he was admitted to the ICU.

May 11, 2020