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What is a midwife and how do I choose one?

Posted by Shawn Johnson, CNM, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Jan 17, 2017 1:21:30 PM

The word's "Midwife" and midwifery" can both sound a little odd until you know their true meaning. The word midwife dates back to the year 1303 and literally means "with women." Being "with women" is the core of midwifery. Midwives are "with women" throughout their lifetime, from adolescence through menopause, through pregnancy, labor and birth and everything in between.

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Topics: Women's Health

When are the winter blues more than just the blues?

Posted by Kristen Kallestad, MD, PhD, Ridgeview Winsted Clinic on Jan 10, 2017 2:01:34 PM

As we find ourselves in the dark days of winter, we may wonder if we are suffering from the winter blues. This certainly can be commonplace while living in the great north country, but does it mean we are destined to suffer until the thaw of spring?

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Topics: Wellness

Nine noteworthy nutrition goals for the new year

Posted by Anne Bechtel, RD, LD on Jan 3, 2017 1:08:26 PM

It's great to experience the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It's a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don't work, so we're recommending developing noteworthy goals for the new year. These nine ideas will help you kick start the year to better health. Choose to focus on one, some or all nine throughout the year.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

The scale does not determine your worth

Posted by Sally Simcox, Therapeutic Coach, Ridgeview Bariatric & Weight Loss Clinic on Dec 27, 2016 1:00:00 PM

To many, the scale is more than a measure of weight. As we step both feet on the scale, a flurry of butterflies enters our bodies. We get seriously anxious. We grimace at the thought of finding a number that's too high or one that hasn't changed. These numbers may represent a lifetime of trying to lose weight, of triumphs and let-downs, of good days and bad.

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Topics: nutrition/diet

Can you make your holidays happy and conflict free?

Posted by Jane K. Sieve, LICSW, Ridgeview Clinics on Dec 20, 2016 2:38:12 PM

The holiday season is notorious for pushing family members to their limits by squeezing feasts, concerts, parties and parades into a very small time frame. Invariably, you can feel the pressures and stressors begin to mount, rendering you helpless to ward off issues of family conflict. This season, you need to prepare for and think about prevention.

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Topics: Wellness

Try these ideas to manage holiday stress

Posted by Kimberly Schneider, LICSW, Ridgeview Clinics on Dec 13, 2016 1:00:17 PM

While a certain amount of stress this time of the year is unavoidable, other stress associated with the holidays can be minimized, if not avoided altogether.

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Topics: Wellness

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

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