Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

Recipe supplied by Elizabeth Hill, RD, CD with Agnesian HealthCare Healthy option for your game day party or holiday celebration! 2 Tbsp fat-free Italian dressing, divided ¾ pound frozen, cooked and cleaned medium shrimp (thawed) 1 red pepper, chopped 1 Tbsp pepper 6 cups low-sodium tortilla chips (8 ounces) 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded [...]

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Audio Blog: Andi Weigand discusses what it means to be a nurse practitioner

Listen to Andi Weigand, APNP, a family nurse practitioner at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Ripon, as she shares with the community what it means to be a nurse practitioner. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Andi, call (920) 745-3180.   Related articles Ripon providers help benefit Ripon Area School [...]

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True or False? Ab exercises will flatten my stomach.

True or False?  Doing abdominal exercises will give me a flat stomach without attention to my diet. I can burn the fat away in a specific area if I work at it.    False!  There is no ab roller, infomercial devise, tea or exercise that will give you a flat stomach.  It is a very [...]

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Ibuprofen and exercise

Are you one of those people who pop a few ibuprofen before every run or race?  If so, STOP and read this. A new study shows that taking ibuprofen or similar anti-inflammatory before a workout offers no benefits to decreasing muscle soreness and may be causing physical damage to your intestines.   Research shows that during strenuous exercise there [...]

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Brown Sugar Cheesecake with Cranberry Compote

Recipe supplied by Alicia Jennerjohn, RD, CD with Agnesian HealthCare Ingredients: Cheesecake: 1 3/4 cups gingersnap crumbs (about 30 cookies, finely crushed) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon fat-free milk Cooking spray 2 cups (1 pound) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 [...]

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True or False? HDL’s can lower your risk of heart attack

True or False:  As HDL, or good cholesterol increases, it decreases the risk of heart attack. You can increase your HDL cholesterol with aerobic exercise. True! You can increase the good cholesterol (HDL) with cardiovascular or aerobic exercise that is sustained for 30 minutes or more in your target heart range (THR). I wrote about [...]

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Not-So-Happy Holidays? 8 Tips for Enjoying Your Holiday Season

I have to say that I am a big fan of Carole Brody Fleet’s writing style and helpful tips when it comes to dealing with the death of someone close to you. Carole has a refreshing twist to grief and honest and practical answers to many of my questions. This is one of her latest [...]

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