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  • Get a SMART Start to Your 2022 Nutrition Goals!

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Friday, January 14, 2022 With a new year upon us, many people are trying to start fresh with healthier eating habits. Unfortunately, often these habits don't last, and by Valentine's Day, well-intentioned new habits have bit the dust. Spencer Hospital dietitian Darlene DeWitt provides smart tips for sustainable, healthy dining!

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  • 10 Things to Do For YOU This Year

    posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Are you looking to press the reset button on your health for 2022? How you approach a lifestyle change determines how successful you will be at accomplishing this goal. In our recent blog, we go over 10 key steps provided by the American Heart Association for evidence-based dietary guidance to promote cardiovascular health as well as other small changes that promote healthy new behaviors.

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  • We all fight flu! Get your flu shot today. There's still time.

    posted by DeeAnn Vaage on Friday, December 17, 2021 Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and ones we care for from flu and its potentially serious complications. There is still time to protect against flu. With the holidays almost here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading holiday cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses.

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  • Lighten Up Your Holidays

    posted by Darlene DeWitt, MS, RD, LD on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 This year, everyone is definitely looking for something to celebrate this holiday season. Celebration does not have to lead to holiday weight gain. With a little planning and preparation, you can savor the holidays and still manage to lighten up!

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  • Navigating Cold & Flu Season: What Level of Care is Needed

    posted by Laura Manwarren on Friday, December 3, 2021 Cold and flu season has arrived and with an increase in illness brings an increase of phones calls and visits to the Spencer Hospital Emergency Department. While it's important for people to check with their local healthcare teams when they have concerns, it is also important for people, especially parents, to know what symptoms to look for and how they can help treat the illness at home.

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