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Why should we care about heart health?

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This includes heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Most of the risk factors for heart disease are modifiable by preventive measures, and adjunctive drug therapies. These include: Diet Physical inactivity Obesity Smoking Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) Dyslipidemia (elevated lipids) Diabetes […]

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Why am I not losing any weight?

We are one month into the new year, and this is when we (RMC Wellness Center staff) start to hear the phrase, “Why am I not losing any weight?” The easiest response is to say, “be patient.” We don’t want to see you becoming a statistic, where 80% of people who join a gym in January […]

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Jump Start Your 2016

It’s a new year and it can be a new you! Some people like to set resolutions or look for a fresh start when the New Year comes…others simply need a change or need to get back into the routine at the gym after the celebrations that this time of year brings (including the Pack’s latest […]

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A Skin-to-Skin C-Section Experience

Those precious first moments! The day your child enters the world is one of the best days of your life. But for Shelly Ketelhut, a Fond du Lac resident, the birth of her first son, Max, 4, didn’t go as picture perfect as she had planned. After 26 hours of labor, she ended up having […]

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How does family history translate against gender?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA When a healthcare provider looks at a family’s medical history to determine whether the cancer in a family is hereditary, he or she starts by asking the following questions: How many people in the family have cancer? What type(s) of cancer are present in the family? Is there someone who has […]

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If your estrogen level goes down after menopause why do some doctors prescribe estrogen which you are saying higher levels of estrogen causes cancer?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA Estrogens are a group of hormones that play an important role in the normal sexual and reproductive development in women. They are also sex hormones. The woman’s ovaries make most estrogen hormones, although the adrenal glands and fat cells also make small amounts of the hormones. In addition to regulating the […]

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What Google can’t tell you about breast cancer

What is the first thing that a lady may do when diagnosed with breast cancer – you got it, google “breast cancer.” This is the main thing that I always tell my patients not to do and why? Breast cancer comes in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many characteristics that factor into […]

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Do mammograms hurt?

Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful. Remember that compression is needed in order to see all your breast tissue properly.  Although everyone‘s breast tissue is different and some may have more discomfort than others, here are some ideas to help decrease the discomfort. Try to schedule your […]

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Healthy lifestyle reminder with beads

Someone gave me the following idea from their church bulletin to remind them to be healthier in their choices. I loved the idea and modified it to what I think would be a great reminder for us all to have! All you need is some colored beads and string to make  a keychain, bracelet or […]

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Quick re-boot…

If you need a quick reboot to your life…here are five steps to start that change. Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for the first month. State using your name, Joe Fit will exercise three times a week. Committing out loud helps; saying it someone for accountability, even better! […]

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