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November 2013

Gratitude and Your Health

  Thank You Note

What are you thankful for? Taking time to think about the question can actually be good for your health. Health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain explains how to cultivate a sense of gratitude and what you can do maintain it all year long. Learn how to find the positive in every day


The Mental and Physical Impact of IBS

  Women eating lunch

While occasional discomfort is normal, there are times when gas and bloating can be a sign of something more. The problem is determining what exactly it could be. One of the most common causes - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS) - can affect our mental and physical well-being. Learn what IBS is and find out about a few promising treatments to relieve symptoms


Low-Fat Diets: Why Quality Matters


When we walk down the grocery store aisle, we're overwhelmed with messages. It can be hard to figure out what is actually the best option. But choosing low-fat foods aren't always the right choice. Learn the two reasons low-fat diets don't work, and what you should be adding to your plate


Looking at Alzheimer's from Beyond the Brain

Alzheimer's affects 5.4 million Americans, and in Wisconsin alone that number is predicted to increase by 30 percent over the next decade. Recently health care professionals from across Wisconsin gathered to talk about the current state of Alzheimer's and what the future may hold. Learn why obesity is a major concern, and find the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's


Honor Flight Doctor Carries Memory of Surgeon Father to Monument

When surgeon Michael Garren, MD, was growing up, he knew that his father had served as an Army surgeon in the Pacific theater of World War II. But, he was only 9 when his father died of pancreatic cancer, leaving him with many unanswered questions. So, when Dr. Garren learned of the "Honor Flights" that bring veterans to Washington, D.C., he was thrilled to volunteer. Learn why Dr. Garren called the recent flight the best day of his life


Upcoming Classes and Events

  • Nov. 25: No Shave November. Prostate cancer awareness Happy Hour at the Hotel Red in Madison benefiting the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
  • Dec. 10: "Girl, You Got it Going On!" Free educational session on women's digestive health.

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