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.

Men Missing Check-ups

Liver disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are just a few of some of the most frequent men’s health risks. But according to SwedishAmerican’s Dr. Christopher Rhyne, there’s an even bigger health issue that all men need to be aware of.

“The most important thing for men is you have to come in and see your doctor,” Dr. Rhyne said. “Once men reach the college ages, they just fade off. Then we don’t see them until their mid-40s. Those are a lot of lost years.”

Does Wine have Health Benefits

It’s National Wine Day! We’ve all heard that red wine offers some health benefits, though some of the studies are up for debate. Who better to discuss the topic than a one of our cardiologists?!

Elizabeth Zook, APRN is our newest addition at the Heart Institute. With board certification in family practice and a special interest in cardiac health, holistic medicine and preventive medicine, she received her medical degree from Walden University in Minneapolis. She offers the following thoughts on the benefits of wine.

Positive Body Image

You want your nine-year-old’s biggest worries to what vegetables mom puts on her plate and wondering whether the tooth fairy will co

Dad's Guide to Winning Mother's Day

Hey guys, want to win at Mother’s Day this year? Women can be hard to buy for, we know. Some don’t like massages. Some sneeze at the sight of flowers. Some moms want a day with their children. Some moms want a day with no one! Young moms are more apt to want sleep, while moms of teens would cherish new memories. But here are a few things you can do that are bound to be a hit, no matter the mama:

Summers are for Safe Sitters

School’s almost out! With only a few weeks left in the school year, many parents are busy lining up baby-sitters for the summer. But how do you know if you’ve got a “Safe Sitter” or if your own young teen is ready to take on the responsibility? Our resident child safety expert and EMS educator Penny Lentz has some guidelines.