Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.

Make a Difference

Make a difference while you’re quarantined! Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we can’t help one another. Volunteering and giving back is a healthy way to find purpose and a positive outlook during stressful times. Here are 10 ways you can help others – even while sheltering in place!

Grocery Shopping Guidelines

Get your groceries safely! It's perfectly alright to go out for the essentials. Just be sure to make a plan and follow these guidelines: 

Before you go: 

  • Make a game plan and stick to your list
  • Pick one person to be your family shopper
  • Set up a disinfecting area where you can clean packaged food

At the store:

Self-care Isn't Selfish

We believe a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body! That’s why it’s important to us here at SwedishAmerican to see our patients thrive mentally, not just physically. Winter can be a particularly hard time to do that, so we offer you these reminders about emotional self-care.

Super Sunday Snacks

Get ready for the big game! It's time for some great football along with entertaining commercials. The last thing to do is prep your food line-up! Keep things easy with a few simple snacks and an entrée soup so you're not in the kitchen missing the whole game. Here's a few suggestions to add more enjoyment to your day.

Appetizers (pick 2 to 3)

Avoiding Winter Germs

It’s been a mild winter for weather, but not for illness! As the flu rampages through many states, keep your little ones healthy and safe this winter.

Start with the way your kids dress to go outside. For babies and toddlers, add one extra layer than you would wear outside, and limit outdoor time. School-aged children do best with warm boots, waterproof gloves and a hat. For teens? Well, if you figure out how to get them into a coat, please share your genius with us!