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Ready, Set - Safe Running

Sports Medicine Physician Colleen Dupuis gives safety tips for runners.


Iovera Therapy - A Non-Opioid Treatment Option for Knee Pain Management

Nurse Practitioner, Clint Pakkala, discusses Iovera Therapy, a non-opioid treatment option for knee pain management.


Aquatic Therapy: Optimizing the Effects of Buoyancy

Lydia Lytle discusses the many benefits of aquatic therapy and how to optimize the effects of buoyancy to get the best results.


What is Functional Medicine?

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Robin Meneguzzo explains the philosophy behind the field of Functional Medicine, and how it looks at the whole person or the root of the cause of a disease instead of simply the disease itself. She shares how it's used to diagnose and treat patients from a whole body approach.


Treat Your Anxiety With Herbs That Work

Sylvia Dennison, MD discusses treating anxiety with herbal remedies, specific warnings about "natural" treatments and their interactions with other substances, and stress relieving techniques that can help you to manage your anxiety and move forward with a healthier quality of life.


What is Pain Management

Dr. Kris Ferguson, Physician at the Pain Clinic at Aspirus Langlade Hospital, discusses the field of pain management and how treatment options can range from exercise, medication assisted treatment, physical therapy, injection procedures to surgical interventions if necessary.


Women's Health Physical Therapy

Pelvic floor disorders can affect a women's quality of life in many ways. Anne Cooke, PT, MS, CAPP-Certified, discusses pelvic physical therapy and how it can help to relieve pain from many women's issues such as incontinence and pelvic pain.


Avoid the Burn: Heartburn That Is

Many people struggle with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). While there are a variety of treatment options, some are less invasive than others. Dr. Semrau will discuss traditional and newly evolving treatment strategies for GERD.


What is Infusion Therapy?

There are times when it can become too difficult to take medications orally. There are also some medications that cannot be given orally because your stomach acids may destroy them, and they will no longer be effective to treat your disease. These are just a few of the reasons to learn about Infusion Therapy. In this segment, Terri Saari, RN, Registered Nurse in the Outpatient Infusion Department at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital, discusses infusion therapy and the important questions you...


What is Inpatient Rehabilitation?

The Rehabilitation unit of Aspirus Wausau Hospital works with patients disabled as a result of disease, disorder, or injury. Patients with spine and neurological disorders often receive rehabilitation as part of their course of treatment. Joining the show to discuss the inpatient rehab program at Aspirus Health System is Margaret Anderson, MD. She is the Medical Director for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.


Bariatric Surgery: Proven Success, Life Changing Results

Obesity is a serious condition that affects over 78 million adults in the United States. Being obese substantially raises your risk of morbidity from serious health conditions and can stop you from doing the things you want to do in life. You don’t have to live with being overweight. Weight loss surgery provides a proven and effective way to achieve long-term weight loss to help you make a change for health and for life. Here to discuss bariatric surgery options available at Aspirus...


Aspirus Bariatrics: Support to Help You Achieve Success

Losing weight with bariatric surgery is not just about a smaller number on the scale, it's about changing your life for the better. When you commit to taking the first step to a new life, you will have a multidisciplinary support team to back you along the way. Kristi Fregia-Rucks PT, Aspirus Bariatric Program Coordinator, joins the show to discuss Aspirus Bariatrics. Where you can find support for your success all the way to your goals.


Coronary Calcium Scan for Early Detection of Heart Disease Risk

In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD). For some people the first sign of CAD is a heart attack. However, a Coronary Calcium Scan can help you know your risk and allow you to take steps to improve your heart health. In this informative segment, David K. Murdock MD, Cardiologist at Aspirus Cardiology, joins the show to give expert advice that can help you decide if a coronary calcium scan may be right for you.


Aspirus Ideal Weight Solution

Losing weight is a challenge for a lot of people. Diets are hard to stick to and it’s difficult to find the time to exercise, but maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do for your immediate and long term health. Aspirus understands that an effective weight loss program is about setting goals and changing your lifestyle. We offer different options to help you shed unwanted pounds and keep them off. Whether you just want to lose a few pounds or make a more...


The Importance of Having an Advanced Directive

Who would speak for you if you became unable to communicate your own healthcare wishes? An advance directives document enables you to designate someone who will make sure your healthcare wishes are followed if you are unable to speak for yourself. Advance directives are not just for the elderly. Anyone 18 or older should complete one. In addition to ensuring your wishes are followed, advance directives can help avoid disagreements between family members and loved ones. It can also help...


Ostomy Care – We can Help!

If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of pelvic region, inflammatory bowel disease or other condition that requires you undergo a procedure that results in an ostomy, you might feel that this is the end of life as you knew it. However, with some extra care and help from your health care providers, you can manage your ostomy and come to terms with your "new" normal. In this segment, Patty Cimino, RN, discusses ostomy care and how Aspirus Health System can help you can live a very full...


Car Seat Safety: Keeping Kids Safe on the Road

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents may find this overwhelming. Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics has a new car seat safety expert dedicated to teaching local parents and caregivers proper car seat installation and use to keep kids...


Important Information About Bone Density Scans

In the United States, low bone mass and brittle bone disease, otherwise known as Osteoporosis, are currently considered major public health threats. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, that’s one fracture every 3 seconds! Osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in the hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes and breast cancer for women over 45 years of age. One in five, over the age of 50, will experience an osteoporotic fracture of either...


Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Is a wound that won't heal keeping you from doing the things you love? Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics in Wisconsin Rapids can help. Using their expertise and technology, including two hyperbaric oxygen chambers, they can heal most wounds – even those that haven't responded to conventional treatment. In this segment, Sarah Falkner, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager with Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics, located in Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, discusses wound healing...


Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for You?

Breast Reduction is designed to relieve the physical discomfort associated with large breasts while improving overall breast appearance. Elevating the breast and reducing nipple size is an integral portion of this procedure. This procedure is frequently covered by insurance if certain criteria are met. Listen as James H. Kong, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Aspirus Health System, discusses breast reduction surgery and how to decide if this procedure is right for you.