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Six tips to help kids manage screen time

Posted by Kaili Zeiher, OT, Pediatric Rehab, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Dec 6, 2016 4:33:28 PM

It's the holiday season and it is likely your child has an item on his or her list that involves a screen. Maybe it's a video game or movie, or the newest iPad or gaming device. You may be considering purchasing these items, but are hesitant after reading or hearing the impact screen time can have on important stages in childhood development. Try these six tips to manage your child's screen time.

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Topics: Wellness

Try these five tips to stay fit through the winter

Posted by Carol Thurston, MPE, ATC, ATR, EMT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Nov 29, 2016 3:10:09 PM

Many of us have plenty of excuses as to why our activity level often decreases in the winter; it gets dark earlier, it's cold, it's icy, etc. However, cold weather, more food, less activity and being genetically programmed to stay warm can all lead to putting on a few pounds over the winter months. Many people find it hard to get into a routine once the snow flies and sidewalks get icy, but you have worked too hard all summer to just let it go. And the options for winter exercise are nearly endless.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

Three tips to help you enjoy cold weather outdoor activities this winter

Posted by Rachael Harter, DO on Nov 22, 2016 8:47:55 AM

The return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte brings on thoughts of football, changing leaves and the return of sweaters. Inevitably, it also means the return of cold weather. One of the many advantages of living in Minnesota, is the abundance of cold weather activities. I would not previously have described myself as a winter enthusiast, but in keeping with my goal to stay fit and active this winter and to embrace the culture of my new home in Minnesota, I am gearing up!

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Topics: Fitness/activity

15 holiday eating tips to avoid weight gain

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Nov 15, 2016 3:19:18 PM

Do you anticipate the holidays but dread the "inevitable" holiday weight gain? Do your holiday events revolve around eating more than the meaning, people, presents, decorations or travel?

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Teenage acne: Top seven tips to prevent and treat

Posted by Gina Peschel, PA-C, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic-Dermatology on Nov 8, 2016 12:45:10 PM

Why do some teens get acne and some teens don't? How can you help your teen treat or even prevent his or her acne?

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Topics: Wellness

Seven steps to live a better life

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Nov 1, 2016 11:49:40 AM

Heart disease can be prevented by following these seven simple steps from the American Heart Association, you can stop heart disease before it's even started.

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Topics: Wellness

Awareness is an important part of preventing and diagnosing diabetes

Posted by Jennifer Jerde, Lead RN, Health Navigator, Ridgeview Clinics on Oct 25, 2016 12:43:15 PM

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and awareness is the key to this invisible disease. Often, diabetes goes undiagnosed for far too long and if left untreated, it can lead to eye problems, damage to nerves in the body, kidney problems and increased chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

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Topics: Wellness

How do you treat dry skin during cold weather months?

Posted by Riddell Scott, MD, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic-Dermatology on Oct 20, 2016 9:34:49 AM


Does your skin feel like sand paper? Look like fish scales? Welcome to the fall and winter seasons!

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Topics: Wellness

Five tips to help you understand health insurance

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Oct 12, 2016 8:27:19 AM

As the annual open enrollment period for most health insurance plans approaches, it's important to understand exactly how your coverage works to get the greatest benefit from your plan and help control your out-of-pocket costs more effectively. Understanding your health plan and the cost of health care helps you to make informed decisions about when and where to seek medical care, and allows you to plan more predictably for elective surgery or other complex tests or procedures.

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It's time to prepare for winter illnesses again

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Oct 4, 2016 2:13:06 PM

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for colds, flu, strep throat and norovirus again.

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Topics: Wellness

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911.