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Cold: Friend or Foe?

Most of us are ready to say goodbye to the ice, snow, and cold.  Icy conditions can contribute to a slip hazard.  When that happens to you, it’s easy to want to stay inside until the Spring thaw.  But inactivity … Continue reading

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My New Year’s “Health” Resolution

“I will take better care of my diabetes.” Diabetes is a scary diagnosis because it is about more than just blood sugars. It is a disease that affects your blood vessels, and it can lead to a stroke or heart … Continue reading

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What Causes Kidney Stones?

This is maybe the most common question I get. The answer is far from straight forward and usually a combination of patient-specific factors. Kidney stones form when, if the urine chemistry is just right, substances combine, crystallize, and then those … Continue reading

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Mesh: That sounds bad, right?

I’m sure many readers have seen or heard the commercials featuring law firms that do not have many very nice things to say about “mesh”. So what is mesh and what should I do about it? “Mesh” often refers to … Continue reading

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Are You Troubled by Pain, Numbness or Tingling in Your Hands?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a problem that affects the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow space inside the wrist that is surrounded by bone and ligament. This space lets certain tendons and a major nerve pass … Continue reading

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It’s Holiday Cookie Baking Time!

It is the time of year when we dust off the rolling pins, and mix up some cookie dough to roll and cut out cookies. How are your hands feeling while doing this task? Any joint pain? Any hand stiffness? … Continue reading

I know where every good bathroom is between here and Sauk City.

If you find yourself emptying your bladder before you leave the house, only to have to stop three times between here and Madison, you have an overactive bladder.  “Overactive Bladder” is a term we use to describe a strong, frequent, bothersome … Continue reading

What is Low Testosterone (Low T)?

We’ve all been bombarded by the ads on TV of sad middle-aged men that are tired.  Tired and they can’t get erections and have a decreased libido (sex drive).  Then there’s a promise of a virtual “fountain of youth” in … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating – A Key Ingredient to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! You’ve heard it countless times before – eat healthy.  Here is one more reason to follow that advice.  Science has proven that if you lose a small amount of weight by eating healthier and being … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat!

Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for helping your child eat healthy. It is important to discuss … Continue reading

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