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10 steps to help your child succeed in school

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 27, 2016 1:42:00 PM

With a new school year underway, it’s important to help prepare your children for success. That means more than just ensuring they get a good night’s sleep and a healthy lunch, although those are very important too. A successful school year leads to less stress for the entire family and better health overall.

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Eight tips to help your busy family eat healthy

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 20, 2016 1:07:15 PM

The school year has started and families are busy with work, after school activities, weekend plans and getting the most out of the fall weather. So how can you and your family continue to eat healthy when there is so little time to eat, let alone plan meals? Many families will resort to eating at restaurants on their way from one activity to another. Try these tips to help you eat healthy even when you and your family are at your busiest.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Prepare your family for the return of fall allergies

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 13, 2016 12:45:13 PM

The return of fall means the return of the onsent of allergies. Some allergies affect us year-round, but hay fever hits us head-on in the fall. So, for some, fall allergies could be a significant problem for you and your sinuses. Follow these tips to help relieve some of the symptoms of common fall allergies.

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Topics: Wellness

Is it possible to make a full recovery after tearing an ACL?

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, ATC; certified athletic trainer and SportsMetricsTM certified provider, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Sep 7, 2016 9:09:45 AM

Vikings fans recently learned the extent of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's knee injury, and for many, there are questions about how a "non-contact" knee injury occurs and how it can be so drastic of an injury.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

Five ways that screen time affects your child's development

Posted by Pediatric Rehab Staff, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Aug 31, 2016 11:45:59 AM

With significant advancements in technology and gadgets over the past five years has come a dramatic increase in use of devices for not only adults, but children. On average, children are engaging with display screens (TVs and electronic devices) approximately 7.5 hours each day. This increase in "screen time" has been shown to impact children in most, if not all, areas of development. Changes have been observed in studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the way a child plays and socializes, their attention and learning, as well as significant delays in critical stages of development. Development in the five following areas are impacted by this increase in screen time by children. 

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Topics: Wellness

Fuel your body to maximize perfomance, recovery and reduce injuries

Posted by Marielle Gatenby, MA, ATC Certified Athletic Trainer, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Aug 23, 2016 12:49:16 PM

Food is fuel for your body. Your "fuel" choices influence how well your body will handle the stress of your workout, activity or competition. In other words, not only does it matter what you eat but when you eat and how much you eat. If you are like most people, our busy lives do not always allow for us to time our meals. We need to re-think our food choices and reduce binge eating. It's easy to assume that calories are calories and if you work-out hard, you can eat whatever you want and whenever you want it. That is not entirely true.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Your guide to college health insurance in 2016

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Aug 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

College is all about new experiences. But while pursuing your studies, making new friends and living away from your parents for the first time, you could get sick or injured.Or injured. What will you do? How will you pay for physicals, prescriptions or other health-related needs such as reproductive protection or counseling if you need someone to talk to? It’s time to talk about college health insurance.

There are several ways you can obtain coverage, although the potential cost and what is covered can vary significantly.

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Topics: Wellness

Try these 10 tips to get your child back on a regular sleep schedule for the school year.

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Aug 9, 2016 8:23:57 AM

Although adults typically require seven to eight hours of sleep per night, teens and younger children need more – perhaps as much as nine to 10 hours. And the quality of their sleep matters just as much as quantity. That makes it even more important that your children move successfully from late summer bedtimes to an earlier hour to be ready to learn each morning.

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Topics: Wellness

What are the eight most important things you can do for your health?

Posted by Dr. Sheila N. Seats, Family Medicine provider, Ridgeview Westonka Clinic on Aug 3, 2016 8:02:39 AM


I am asked every day by my patients what they can do to feel better and improve their health. Most of us are stressed, tired and could eat healthier and exercise more. Despite already knowing about the basics, it is often helpful to have an "outsider" with some medical authority and education to remind us what we should be doing every day to improve our health.

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Topics: Wellness

Try setting successful outcomes to achieve weight loss.

Posted by Sally Simcox, Therapeutic Coach, Ridgeview Bariatric & Weight Loss Clinic on Jul 26, 2016 9:20:50 AM

Moving from your current state of health to your desired state of health involves more than just writing down goals. While setting goals can be useful, there is a much more effective method that goes way beyond mere "goal setting" and moves you into "programming" your mind to propel you towards your goal of achieving weight loss.

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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.