Healthy Tips

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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