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We post regular content that focuses on important health topics and issues that affect you and your family with tips and advice from health experts right here at Lakeland. We want to hear from you! Do you have a health topic you'd like to see featured? 

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Kids Swimming

Summer Ear Pain? The Cause May be “Swimmer’s Ear”
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Jun 16, 2015

This common infection causes the outer ear and the ear canal to become itchy, red, swollen and painful. It often occurs in children and young adults after they’ve enjoyed a long swim, and have gotten water trapped in the ear canal.

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Kids Swimming

Summer Health Tips for Kids
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Jun 08, 2015

Anne Dudley, DO, Pediatrician at Southwestern Medical Clinic, Stevensville shared some tips on how to keep your kids safe while they’re out having fun in the sun.

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Stroke Hero

Become a Stroke Hero
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May 27, 2015

Tami Goslee BSN, RN, Clinical Educator at Lakeland Health, encourages everyone to become a stroke hero by knowing the warning signs of a stroke and being prepared to use them.

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Memorial Day Picnic

Summer Food Safety
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May 21, 2015

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the official kickoff of barbecue season and the beginning of warmer weather. As outdoor temperatures rise, food-borne bacteria thrive and multiply. To keep your picnic food safe and to prevent food-borne illness, follow these tips provided by Lakeland Dietitian, Heather Rudnik.

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Katelyn Dinkgrave

Feature Recipe - Sweet or Spicy Strawberry Salsas
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May 11, 2015

Juicy, sweet strawberries are the star of this versatile recipe created by Lakeland Registered Dietitian Katelyn Dinkgrave.

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Emily Fix

Spring Tune-Up Guide
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May 04, 2015

With warmer weather, you may be tempted to start working full throttle on those outdoor activities like gardening, landscaping, and home improvement projects. And while it’s best to stay active year round, you may just be coming out of winter hibernation. A sudden increase in activity may not be your best move.

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Heather Rudnik

Cooking on a Budget
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Apr 28, 2015

When money gets tight, it can be hard to eat healthy. Heather Rudnik, a Registered Dietitian at Lakeland Health, shares some helpful advice for cooking on a budget.

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Yoga

Age Doesn't Matter for Yoga
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Apr 21, 2015

More than ever before, Americans older than age 65 are turning to yoga for exercise. What is yoga, and why is it so popular? Yoga is a series of stretches and poses that you do with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. And since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of age or fitness level.

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Gardening

Headed for the Garden? Be sure you stretch first
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Apr 17, 2015

Tending your yard and garden can help you stay fit. But don’t begin outdoor chores without stretching your muscles first.

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Dog Walking

Pet-Owner Fitness
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Apr 14, 2015

The next time you’re in search of a fitness partner to help keep you motivated and on track – look to one of the most important members of your family..your dog! Did you know that dog owners are more likely to exercise daily than non-dog owners?

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Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers
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Apr 08, 2015

Numbers and impact on overall health. Three key numbers that can change your life (1) Blood pressure, (2) Cholesterol levels, (3) Waist size. Heart disease symptoms – the bad news is heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country but the good news is we have some control over it. You need to know what to be aware of.

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dandelion flower

So Long Snow, Hello Pollen
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Apr 06, 2015

Although it still feels like winter in many parts of the United States, it's time to prepare for spring allergies.

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Fruit Pizza

Healthy Easter Treats for the Whole Family
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Apr 02, 2015

As Easter weekend approaches, Registered Dietitian, Katelyn Dinkgrave, recommends incorporating these healthy alternatives to chocolates, jellybeans, and other treats into your family's holiday traditions.

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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety
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Mar 30, 2015

Many people think they have installed their child safety seat correctly and believe they are using it properly. However, according to National SAFE KIDS Campaign Car Seat Check Ups, as many as 85 percent of child safety seats are found to be improperly installed and/or used when vehicles are stopped and checked.

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Foods for Healthy Heart

Five Foods for a Healthy Heart
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Mar 26, 2015

Every year In the United States 600,000 people die due to heart disease, the leading cause of death of both men and women. This disease is responsible for a staggering 25% of deaths every year. But the good news is that you can make a positive impact on your heart health with some simple changes.

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Yoga

Begin Practicing Yoga Today
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Mar 18, 2015

Benefits of yoga include decreased stress, increased flexibility, toned muscles, lowered heart rate and blood pressure. If you’re thinking about giving yoga a try, there are many helpful resources and local classes where you can begin practicing yoga on your own.

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GFITM

The Get Fit in the Mitt Journey
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Mar 17, 2015

Lakeland Health has been on a journey to "Get Fit in the Mitt!" What once began as an online video series about fitness, is now an online community where health and wellness experts share information about a variety of topics that relate to the overall health of you and your family.

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