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Lou Babiarz

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Kid’s cavities: A bigger problem than you think

Posted by Lou Babiarz Feb 9, 2017 11:21:09 AM

When our twin nieces came for a recent visit, one of them had her first loose tooth. My wife told her if she lost the tooth during her stay, she would get a visit from the Wisconsin Tooth Fairy—cheese and brats under her pillow.

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Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Posted by Lou Babiarz Feb 1, 2017 1:49:58 PM

When I was growing up, a lot of people thought there was no place for women in sports. Too many still do.

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Tags: Wellness

How to choose a primary care practitioner

Posted by Lou Babiarz Dec 14, 2016 9:06:00 AM

Choosing a primary care practitioner (PCP) is a critical decision, but can be a difficult one. Where to begin?

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Keeping your cholesterol in check can pay big dividends

Posted by Lou Babiarz Dec 5, 2016 9:07:00 AM

For many, the word cholesterol has negative connotations–it’s just something you want to lower–and for many of us, that’s definitely true. More than 73 million Americans have high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and a little less than a third of them are controlling their cholesterol.

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Help protect yourself with a flu shot

Posted by Lou Babiarz Oct 13, 2016 1:02:45 PM

For most people, the flu is a minor annoyance, something they fight through for a couple of days once or twice a year. For others, the flu can be more serious, maybe even resulting in a hospital stay. For thousands of Americans each year, the flu is lethal.

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Being diligent can help keep diabetes in check

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 14, 2016 1:48:41 PM

Diabetes has been called the “silent killer” and with good reason–it is the seventh-leading cause of death among Americans.

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Preparation pays off when choosing Medicare options

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 7, 2016 3:37:07 PM

Medicare was created to guarantee that seniors have access to affordable health care. To that end, the program has been wildly successful. But Medicare doesn’t cover everything.

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Tags: Seniors

Keep your kids safe at summer camp

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 2, 2016 2:05:23 PM

Summer camp is an excellent opportunity for kids to explore the great outdoors, but if they’re not careful, they can stumble upon things that aren’t so much fun.

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Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Posted by Lou Babiarz Apr 27, 2016 11:48:43 AM

Getting enough exercise to stay in – or get into – good shape is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you’re coping with joint pain.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors