Healthy Tips

May 24, 2024

Summer Reset: Prioritizing Mental Health with Hegg Health Center

As the temperature rises and the days lengthen, summer brings a wealth of opportunities for outdoor adventures, family vacations, and relaxation. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of summertime activities, it’s essential not to overlook the [...]

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Keeping Kids Active and Healthy This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for children to explore, play, and stay active. With long days and warm weather, there are endless opportunities for fun and healthy activities. At Hegg Health Center, we believe that keeping kids active during the su [...]

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BE FAST: Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness Month, a crucial time to educate ourselves and our loved ones about the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Strokes are a leading cause of disability and death worldwide, but many people are unaware of how to recognize and r [...]

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March 26, 2024

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex brain disorder causing both movement and non-movement symptoms. But it’s important to know: PD affects each person differently. Who Gets PD? While we’re not s [...]

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March 22, 2024

The Big Change in Cancer Screening You Need to Know About

Let’s talk about something serious but important: colorectal cancer. It's a sneaky disease that can grow without showing many signs until it’s too late. But guess what? We have a secret weapon: colonoscopies. These are simple tests where doc [...]

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March 19, 2024

Easter Candy Countdown: How to Dodge the Sugar Rush

Watch Your Calories this Easter: Choosing Healthier Candy! As Easter approaches, it's a time for celebration, family gatherings, and, of course, indulging in delicious treats. However, for those mindful of their health, it's essential to be [...]

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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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