Health Benefits of Nasal Breathing (2-3 min read)

Promoting Better Sleep March is sleep awareness month. One way to promote better sleep is to breathe through your nose. How do  you know you are doing so? Let’s dive into the benefits of nasal breathing, as well as tricks and tips you can use to ensure you are breathing through your nose, and getting restful, restorative sleep at night. 4 Reasons to Breathe out of Your Nose 1. Protection of Lungs and Airways When compared with mouth breathing, there are countless benefits to breathing nasally. Air that is breathed in and out of your nose is warmed and moistened

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Pick Up a Pack of Pickleball Paddles for your heart health (3 min read)

Say this title’s tongue twister 10 times. This title is not the only thing getting twisted. As Pickleball popularity grows, so do the reported injuries. The sport has popularized the injury of “pickleball elbow” – another name for “tennis elbow” or lateral epicondylitis. But, does heart health outweigh the risks? Pickleball 101 Pickleball is a fast growing sport that is a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong; it is played with a ball and special paddles, where the ball is hit back and forth over the net at an opponent. It is similar to tennis, but is considered less

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Two New Physician Assistants join Stellis Health

Board Certified Physician Assistants Cally Hinrichs and Molly Koisti recently joined Stellis Health. “We are thrilled to welcome Cally (back) and Molly to our medical team and our community,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “Their focus on prevention and expertise in DOT physicals are a great complement to our medical staff and resource for our neighbors.” Meet Cally Hinrichs, PA-C Patients can expect a friendly, listening ear and a provider that is engaged and committed to their concerns when they see Cally Hinrichs, PA-C, in the exam room. “I want my patients to know that I am dedicated

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Streaking Can Be Healthy [4 min read]

If you have ever struggled with sticking with something, or achieving your New Year’s Resolution, give streaking a try. Get your mind out of the gutter; we are referring to fitness streaking, not running naked in front of a crowd. Fitness streaking is committing to exercising for a certain period of time and a specific amount of days. The bottom line is repetition; a fitness streak is a commitment to repeating a daily exercise habit for a number of days in a row. Fitness streaks typically focus on doing a certain exercise for 30 minutes a day, and then repeating

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Get your Skin to Glow and Shimmer Like the Holiday Lights: 10 Tips [3 minute read]

Do you experience dry skin in the winter months? You may have noticed your skin gets drier and flakier in the colder months. When we heat our homes all winter, there is less moisture in the air. Add in the frigid temps and you have a recipe for skin care disaster. What Are the Signs of Dry Skin? Some of the most common signs and symptoms of dry skin (xerosis is the medical term) include: Flakiness or scaliness Raw, irritated skin Rough patches Itchiness Redness Cracks in the skin Burning or stinging You may experience more than one symptom at

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New internal medicine physician joins Stellis Health

Internist Carla Schultz, MD, recently joined Stellis Health to care for adults ages 18 plus. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Schultz to our medical team and community,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “Her teaching expertise and approach to providing holistic healthcare with joint patient-doctor decision making are a perfect fit with Stellis Health.” “I want my patients to feel heard and valued,” says Dr. Schultz. “My goal is to help patients live their best possible lives with the support of medicines and treatments when appropriate. My style is collaborative, not paternalistic.” When asked what patients can expect

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Tony Lesch, PA-C, named 2022 Clinical Instructor of the Year

Augsburg University is proud to award the 2022 Clinical Instructor of the Year award to one of our 1999 alumni: Tony Lesch. Each year, Augsburg University awards one of their preceptors with the Clinical Instructor of the Year. This award celebrates the positive impact a professional clinical preceptor has had on our students throughout the course of the clinical rotations. Tony Lesch, PA-C said, “I enjoy precepting and giving back to individuals who are eager to learn. It helps me stay abreast of all the new and changing medical knowledge. I also really appreciate the patients I see who are

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Spooktacular News: Skin Exams Aren’t the Least Bit Scary [5 minute read]

Skin Cancer Screening Our skin care experts diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions such as skin cancer, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, warts, rashes, moles, and more. We offer full body skin exams for skin cancer screenings and diagnose and treat most skin conditions. We’re dedicated to effectively treating your skin conditions and helping you look and feel your best. Skin exams are not scary. Skin cancer prevention is one of the easiest and most proactive ways to have healthy skin. Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to expect during a skin exam, and relieve any anxieties you may

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Post-Pandemic Hope for Mental Health – by Sara Janzen, MSW, LICSW [4 min read]

Have you been feeling down in the dumps? Have you been unable to gain back your usual exuberance and energy? You are not alone. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. In February 2021 37.2% of adults in Minnesota reported symptoms of anxiety or depression. In Minnesota last year 739 lives were lost to suicide. If you are struggling, you are not alone. Awareness is the First Step The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated feelings of isolation, stress, fear, and loneliness for just about everyone. No one is immune to the emotional struggles the

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Back-to-School Checkups: Homework for Parents [5 min read]

Back-to-school time is right around the corner and between the trips for new clothes and school supplies, it’s also critically important to schedule a wellness checkup for your child. And while the kids are the focus of the appointment, you as the parent have some assignments too. Think back to skills and subjects from your own school days and do the necessary homework in preparation for your child’s checkup. Appointment 101 It is recommended that kids receive an annual checkup with their pediatrician or regular healthcare provider, from ages three to 18. Once they are considered of school age, the

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