Healthy Tips

February 20, 2023

Hypertension: “The silent killer”

By Mary Brown, FNP-C at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley, Iowa High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called “the silent killer”. However, I haven’t heard that language used in a while. I guess it sounds a little too harsh, and [...]

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January 27, 2023

Tips to make your New Year’s resolutions stick

By Jordyn Kleinwolterink, Hegg Wellness Center Manager A new year, for many, brings forth new beginnings, new habits, and new lifestyles. While having goals and aspirations for new healthy habits is awesome, the important part of all of it i [...]

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December 22, 2022

Holiday drinks: a source of “hidden” calories

By Cassandra Schafer, Director of Marketing & Community Relations That cozy drink that takes minutes to a couple hours to finish could consist of the calories of a whole meal… or two. “Liquid sugars can be a quiet culprit of diet and hea [...]

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December 8, 2022

Winter driving: tips for you to know before you hit the snow

Love it or hate it, winter is here. Driving on ice, snow, wet and cold roadways on shorter days creates a challenge for drivers in Northwest Iowa. Bad weather and more darkness puts you at increased risk of getting into a vehicle accident. Beyo [...]

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November 29, 2022

Flu season is here early – and worse than before

Influenza has arrived in Northwest Iowa, and specifically in Rock Valley over the past few weeks. Though this is only the beginning, the 2022 flu season may be worse than normal, according to experts across the world. Due to lockdowns over the [...]

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Are you more dehydrated in the winter?

Anyone who has made it through an Iowa winter understands that they need two staples to make it through until spring: gallons of moisturizing cream and plenty tubes of lip balm. Although our state is known for it's humidity, the air can become [...]

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