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Health and Wellness

6 Nutrition Mistakes Parents Make
9 months ago

6 Nutrition Mistakes Parents Make

Child Health Day on Oct. 3 shines a national spotlight on healthy lifestyles and physical activity levels for children. One serious issue facing today’s children is obesity, and parental guidance …
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How Much Sleep Do Teens Really Need?
9 months ago

How Much Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

Many teens struggle to adjust to back-to-school sleep schedules, which may have serious effects on their brains and bodies. 

Sleep specialist Kent Svee, MD, of Fairview Sleep Centers says good sleep is …
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Advance Care Planning—Making Your Wishes Known
10 months ago

Advance Care Planning—Making Your Wishes Known

Guest post by Ken Kephart, MD

Life can change in an instant—we know it, but it’s hard to imagine. And that makes planning for the unexpected—such as suddenly being unable …
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Sunscreen—Lotion or Spray?
10 months ago

Sunscreen—Lotion or Spray?

As a family nurse practitioner, at Fairview’s clinic in North Branch, Katie Marvin, NP works with patients of all ages and has a special interest in preventive medicine, as well as …
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Planning Your Pregnancy: When Should I Stop Using Birth Control? 
10 months ago

Planning Your Pregnancy: When Should I Stop Using Birth Control? 

If you’re using birth control and hoping to have a baby soon, you’ve probably thought about when to stop. But when is the right time to end your birth control method? How …
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