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Leave fireworks to the professionals

Decades of accidents teach us that fireworks are dangerous. Many fireworks-related injuries involve the face and eyes. The typical victim is a teenager, at home, unsupervised, with a group of friends.  When these factors gather, the chances are someone will end up in the emergency room with an injury to the head, eyes or hands. [...]

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Sleep fun facts…

Here are some sleep fun facts… Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (25 years or more). Humans can survive longer without food than they can without sleep. During the first two years of a baby’s life, new parents will miss six months of sleep on average. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day [...]

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6 Tips to Tackle Ocean Anxiety

by Jackie Crosby The open water swim can be the scariest part of the triathlon, especially if you’re not Michael Phelps, and are more inexperienced. The open water can be just as mentally and physically tough for the top swimmers as it is for the beginner. Stepping up to the water’s edge and seeing the [...]

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Sunburn still common in our country

This is a great time to be outdoors, doing the things you love to do. Taking care of your skin while enjoying the outdoors is important. Michael Tjoelker, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, suggests the following research showing the importance of protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the [...]

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How to get started with changing your movement and food habits?

I get asked how do I change where I am with my diet and exercise? How do I get started? What should I do and focus on? Here’s a quick five step way to start the change process.  Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for your first month. Set it [...]

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Six Exercises for Swimmers

by Jackie Crosby Strength and conditioning are a major part of a swimmer’s race. Whether swimming is recreational or competitive, building strength is essential not just for performance but for injury prevention as well. Looking at a competitive swimmer, their shoulders are broad, their torsos are lean, and their legs are powerful. A swimmer uses [...]

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June is National Dysphagia Awareness Month

Established unanimously in 2008 by the 110th US Congress, National Dysphagia Awareness Month was created to help improve awareness and recognition of the importance of early detection and treatment. Dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing) is a medical dysfunction affecting as many as 15 million Americans. Dysphagia is the leading cause of aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia occurs in [...]

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How to Have a Healthy Back

Over 80 percent of people have had a back injury sometime in life. That is a huge amount of people who can suffer from the pain that hurting your back brings on, if you have not had an injury I am sure you know of someone who has. Most people will say, oh I was [...]

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Six Simple Secrets to a Successful Triathlon Season

by Jackie Crosby Training for the race is only half the battle. True Triathlete success is all in the details. Don’t put yourself through the painful trial and error process and instead take these helpful, inexpensive, simple tips: Chamois Cream– Or as we like to call it, Miracle cream. This is for those exhaustive training [...]

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Mayville singer finds groove again

Brian Woik has always had a passion for singing. While during the day he is a graphic printer by trade, at night you can see this Mayville community member singing his heart out on stage for the band, “Guilty as Sin.” As a young man, Brian spent his high school and college days – as many [...]

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