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Living with allergies? Help is available.

What do you need to know about lung cancer?

Why it’s important to find the right OB

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Is there a healthy way to cope with major life changes?

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Fertility treatment brings three babies, but four blessings

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Ridgeview team saves new mother

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Coughing, laughing or sneezing shouldn't cause peeing.

The cruel coincidence when perimenopause and puberty collide

Take steps to prevent lyme disease this summer

What's the best way to manage low back pain?

How do you have a conversation with your teen about his or her sexual health?

Stay safe on your outdoor adventures this summer with these simple tips from a Ridgeview provider

When detected early, skin cancer is almost always curable

A physician's opinion: Why are vaccines - including for measles- important?

How to remove a fish hook from your finger.

What works best for relieving sore muscle knots?

'I have hope for the future' - Treat chronic pain with help from Ridgeview's Spine & Pain Center

Sports Specialization – What’s all the hype?

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How does immunotherapy work?

Why do you need a colonoscopy?

Clinical trials for cancer patients: What are they and who can participate?

Have you or your loved one had a serious fall? Follow these six tips to prevent it from happening again.

Try these fun and easy ways to help your child develop language skills

Are you getting enough calcium and vitamin D as you age?

If I told you I love hospital food, would you still respect me as a cook?

Heart A-Flutter: Is it true love or time to see a cardiologist?

Follow these tips to avoid back injuries this winter

Avoid frostbite during extreme cold temperatures this week

What to do if you receive a cancer diagnosis

Are over-the-counter sleep aids effective? When should you see your provider?

Does shoveling snow increase the risk of heart attacks?

Let this New Year be your time to quit tobacco.

When should you see a provider to treat your warts?

How to stay safe while active outdoors in the Minnesota winter

If you have a family history of colon cancer, get screened

It's all in the family: Why your family's genetic history matters to you and your physician

Here’s what it looks like to practice gratitude

Where can you turn when you need help with grief?

The anxiety effect: Why do I feel this way?

Eight reasons to volunteer

Your child has lice. What should you do?

Why do I feel unsteady on my feet?

When you should begin screening for breast cancer

Physical Therapy: How can it help you?

Advice from a podiatrist: Take care of your feet

What is chronic pain and how can it be treated?

You're not safe from Lyme disease quite yet

Six gynecologic cancers and how to avoid or detect them

Talking to my - and your - kids about vaping dangers

Be proactive: learn how to prevent falls

Three Common High School Athletic Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Schedule your child's immunizations before school starts

Not ready to return home? Next steps after a hospital stay

What is a Baseline ImPACT test and should my child have one?

Is my child suffering from depression?

How much Fortnite is too much Fortnite?

What are the benefits of exercise for cancer patients?

When should you be concerned about a suspicious mole?

Be mindful of summer's heat at play and at work

How much water do you need to avoid dehydration?

Make it summertime, not screen time

Six tips to protect your skin from sun exposure

When do you need to see a speech pathologist?

Who is at risk for Stroke?

Try these tips to reduce spring allergy symptoms

How do you know if you need a sleep study?

Volunteers make a difference every day at Ridgeview

Early intervention is important for children with Autism

Try 13 tips to beat stress

Kindness, compassion and intuition often influence others to join the health industry and return to Ridgeview

Why rest is best for concussion recovery

Treating teen acne: What works best?

Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

What is a colonoscopy and when should you have one?

Follow these tips to prevent winter falls

Urgent Care vs. Emergency: What's the difference?

Men's health matters: Be proactive about your health and stay active

How to dress for cold weather in Minnesota

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Avoid holiday weight gain with these 15 tips

Men's health matters: Know your numbers

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Don't wait. Create your Advance Care Plan today.

Eight easy steps to start meditating

At risk for diabetes? Take this test

Are you fueling your body correctly for exercise performance?

Are you making the most of your prescription coverage?

How can physical therapy help you?

When should you start screening for breast cancer?

Why is it important to receive a flu shot?

What is your thyroid and when should you be concerned about it?

Why you should try 'healthy' instead of 'natural' to improve your heart health

What do you need to know about hearing loss?

What do you need to know about prostate cancer?

When should you call an ambulance?

Are you limiting screen time for your child?

Is your child's backpack to heavy and causing injury?

Try these tips to help your children succeed in school

Is your child ready for school with the proper immunization requirements?

10 tips to a healthy heart

What exercises can help manage diabetes?

Learn how your DNA affects your prescriptions

Keep your kids safe during summer fun

What is torticollis and how is it treated?

How can you prevent injuries at work?

Try this workout at your desk to stay alert and pain-free

What is the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia?

What's normal or abnormal for your joints as you age?

When should you be concerned about osteoporosis?

These are the top eight causes of hearing loss

Five stroke risk factors to discuss with your doctor

F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke

Be aware of lasting symptoms from a concussion: They may require time and additional therapy to heal

Early detection is key to treating skin cancer

Early treatment is key to recovery for sport-related concussions

Take control of diabetes: Find your motivation to change

6 tips to help prevent throwing injuries

Can persistent pain be addressed with yoga?

Stay healthy during spring break with these travel tips

50 or older? Schedule your colonoscopy today

Save a life: Learn hands-only CPR

Dr. Laurie Townsend's top three tips for a healthy life

What is Heart Scan Calcium Scoring and how can it help you?

Know the signs of a heart attack: They are different for men and women

Do you know your numbers?

What is palliative care and when should it be considered?

How do you determine when your child needs to be seen by a specialist?

What is a midwife and how do I choose one?

When are the winter blues more than just the blues?

Nine noteworthy nutrition goals for the new year

The scale does not determine your worth

Can you make your holidays happy and conflict free?

Try these ideas to manage holiday stress

Six tips to help kids manage screen time

Try these five tips to stay fit through the winter

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

15 holiday eating tips to avoid weight gain

Teenage acne: Top seven tips to prevent and treat

Seven steps to live a better life

Awareness is an important part of preventing and diagnosing diabetes

How do you treat dry skin during cold weather months?

Five tips to help you understand health insurance

It's time to prepare for winter illnesses again

10 steps to help your child succeed in school

Eight tips to help your busy family eat healthy

Prepare your family for the return of fall allergies

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

Five ways that screen time affects your child's development

Fuel your body to maximize perfomance, recovery and reduce injuries

Your guide to college health insurance in 2016

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

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

Try setting successful outcomes to achieve weight loss.

Eating more homemade meals may reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Top reasons from a physician to schedule your child's annual physical

Seven tips to help reduce injury in youth sports

Living with cancer? Consider the STAR Program for help

Four tips to help you enjoy outdoor hikes this summer

Prevent unhealthy snacking in the evening by eating a protein-rich breakfast

Six frequently asked questions about strength training

Quality, not quantity, counts most in exercise and diet

Can yoga improve your mindful well-being?

Can yoga reduce lower back pain?

What are the benefits of practicing yoga?

Outdoor running: How to transition from the treadmill to the road

Learning to run again after taking time off

Creating a wellness plan you'll follow

I just sprained my ankle: Should I be concerned about re-injury?

Considering quitting tobacco? A group setting may be right for you.

Weight loss help: Ending the two-step shuffle

Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories

Nine fats to include in a healthy diet

How much sugar is too much sugar for kids?

Home Air Quality: How to avoid winter allergens and reduce colds

Winter sports safety: How to prepare for cold weather exercise

Understanding the negative effects of caffeine on the body

When to go to Urgent Care: What's urgent but not emergent?

Stay well: What to know about strep throat, norovirus, colds and the flu

What is the DASH Diet and how does it reduce your blood pressure?

What you need to know to prevent ear infections

Hypothermia prevention: How to dress for cold weather in Minnesota

Healthy eating for kids: 10 tips for picky eaters

15 healthy habits for weight loss in the new year

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Why am I cold all the time?: Common causes of cold intolerance

What is the difference between a cold and the flu

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Cold weather tips: Avoid frostbite during the winter months

Get back on track: Create a wellness plan you'll follow

Getting fit: Your winter guide to exercise clothing

Learn to manage anxiety and stress management

Destress: Reduce the effects of stress on the heart

Stress and mental health: Recognize the signs of too much stress

Tis the Season: 5 tips for holiday stress management

Office Ergonomics: The key to proper workstation setup

Healthy holiday recipes: Apps, entrees and desserts for your parties

Holiday eating tips: Five tips for healthy holiday eating

How to get bunion relief: The best treatment options

Management and treatment of chronic tendinitis

Finding the best shoes for plantar fasciitis

10 tips for creating an exercise routine that you'll love

Seven ways to reduce screen time to help with weight loss

What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

Healthy weight loss solutions: 5 powerful habits to jumpstart success

5 enticing tricks to curb overeating at night

Six questions to ask your provider about the cost of your health care

Causes & treatments for common dry skin conditions

Kid care: What to ask your doctor about the cold & flu

What to know about your health insurance coverage

What to know about a broken collarbone injury & after care

Uncovering the costs of health care

How to treat strep throat: When to contact a medical professional

Does vitamin C work as a chest cold remedy

How to get help for herniated disk pain

Carpal tunnel therapy: Signs, symptoms & treatments

Power up: A registered dietitian’s guide to protein bars

5 things you need to know before you get your flu shot this year

Office ergonomics: Your work habits could be causing damage to your body

What you need to know about colon and rectal surgery

Benefits of eating well

Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

What you need to know when taking a pregnancy test

Pre-baby checklist for expectant mothers

Pregnancy prep: Seven things to consider before having a baby

Nutrition for Kids: 20 Healthy After-School Snacks

What are muscle knots and how do I get rid of them?

10 Ways to Get Your Kids Back on a Regular Sleep Schedule

Prepare for the return of fall allergies

The three essentials to maintaining a healthy colon

The Best Colonoscopy prep checklist

What to expect during a colonoscopy

Five Things to Consider When Creating a Birth Plan

What Should I Know About Midwives?

Getting ready for baby: how to choose your birth options

Are free health screenings worth your time?

Curious about infertility care?

Your guide to college health insurance

Health risks for college students: What you need to know

Wellness 101: College Health Tips

8 tips for how to stay healthy in college

Youth Sports: Examining the pros and cons of sport specialization

Doctor’s Advice: What to expect at your annual physical

How to prevent overuse injuries in youth sports

The Signs & Symptoms of Overtraining for Young Athletes

What is fibromyalgia and what causes it?

How to Get the Best Gout Treatment

Clarifying the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Vacation Guide: 12 tips for traveling with health concerns

The best tips to stay hydrated during your summer training

Beat the Heat: Tips for a Healthy Summer Workout

Sprains and strains, when should you see the doctor?

Walking or running: which burns more calories?

End of Life Care: Be Prepared with Advanced Care Planning

Summer skin care: sunscreen and skin cancer

How can I protect my skin to age gracefully?

What should you do about bug bites and bee stings?

What you should know about spring allergies

Know your Ologies

Do you need an internal medicine doctor?

What’s the difference between a family physician and an internist?

What is a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine?

How do you start an exercise program?

Understanding Colon Screening

When should you get a colonoscopy?

Five things you need to know about colon cancer

Strength training tips for beginners

Exercise tips from a Ridgeview doctor

Make the most of your annual physical

Finding the right family physician

Do you know enough about your pain medication?

How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

No excuses: Five common barriers to exercise

Tips to help you sleep at night

Top foods to help your hypertension

Why should you worry about hypertension?

How do I treat my high blood pressure?

What are the symptoms of hypertension?

What should you know about hypertension?

What is heart scan calcium scoring, and why do you need it?

What are the benefits of the measles vaccination?

Quit smoking? Don’t choose an e-cigarette

When should you call your family physician?

Tips for picking a family doctor

Finding the right family physician

What to ask your doctor about menopause

Annual physical considerations if you're considering pregnancy

Make the most of your annual physical

Do I really need to get a physical every year?

Guilt-free pizza recipe for the new year

Eating healthy in the new year

Healthy snacks for the new year

Diet and exercise in moderation: Does it work for weight loss?

Concerns about winter falls

Tips to manage holiday stress

Why you should worry about winter sun

Minnesota winters and frostbite risks

Foods to keep you healthy during the winter

When should I call the doctor?

Winter survival guide: All about flu shots

Do I have a cold or the flu?

Where do I find credible answers to my women's health questions?

Does the morning-after pill cause abortion?

“I’m not depressed, I’m anxious”

I don't feel like having sex; is there something wrong with my libido?

Is women's hormone therapy harmful?

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Something’s falling...out – now what?

Does breast pain mean I have cancer?

How do I know if I'm having a heart attack?

What should I know when I'm pregnant?

Three common fertility myths debunked

Break free: Bladder health questions answered

Strength training tips for beginners

No excuses: Five common barriers to exercise

Does healthy food cost more than junk food?

Eat less, exercise more: fact or fiction?

Stay active with outdoor exercise all year long

Exercise motivation tips

Does junk food make you lazy?

How to read food labels for healthy eating

Healthy cooking for one

6 easy portion control tips for weight loss

Brain health: Studies reveal how food affects brain functions

Daily Healthy Snack Tips

Walking everyday might reduce obesity genes by half

Staying healthy while dining out

Tips for starting a weight loss program

Finding comfort without food

Do you know enough about your pain medication?

Exercise tips from a Ridgeview doctor

What you need to know about asthma

What wellness means for you

Breast cancer risk factors

Infertility and hormonal imbalance

Tips to help you sleep at night

Understanding and treating thyroid dysfunction in women

Treatments and therapy for peri/post menopausal hormone imbalance

What is the role of nutritional supplements in our lives?

Understanding polycystic ovarian syndrome

Back pain advice

Prevent teen hearing loss

Teen hearing loss

Summer safety - Healthy living in the summer

HPV vaccination

Mid-life considerations

Taking care of your skin this summer

Managing Concussions with ImPACT

Planning tips for your road trips

How to avoid Lyme disease

Does pollen cause problems for you?

Do I need an annual physical?

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