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The Wellness blog providing ideas and information to help you live an active, healthy lifestyle.  Our current contributors include Heather Foy, Wellness Coordinator at KDH, and Dr. Ronald Auer, Orthopedic Surgeon. 

Heather Foy may be reached at (812) 801-0175 or foyh@kdhmadison.org

Dr. Ronald Auer may be reached at (812) 801-0848 or dr.auer@kdhmadison.org

 

 
Making Resolutions Work
Jan 03, 2017 by Dr. Ronald Auer
Happy New Year! The New Year is a great time to make changes in your life. Whether it is lifestyle, diet, finances or relationships, many people see the turn of the calendar as a fresh start. Unfortunately, many resolutions are made but...
Eating and drinking fructose increases weight, glucose intolerance and risk for diabetes
Oct 09, 2016 by Dr. Ronald Auer
One of the goals of this blog is to allow people to hear about current literature and research studies that are being discussed in the medical community. A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation showed that an increased consumption...
Supplement Spotlight: Vitamin D, the super vitamin you don't get enough of
Sep 26, 2016 by Dr. Ronald Auer
Vitamin D has received increased attention in the medical community because of recent studies that highlight its importance in general health. Once thought to only be important for bone health and development, deficiency has been studied in...
Sticks and stones may break my bones...
Sep 23, 2016 by Dr. Ronald Auer
Much is true about the nursery rhyme, sticks and stones will break your bones, but so will falls, accidents and just plain bad luck. Children are particularly prone to fractures because of their growing skeleton and the presence of growth...
Sports Injury Spotlight: Mensicus tears
Sep 14, 2016 by Dr. Ronald Auer
The fall sports season is well underway. Unfortunately, that also means injured student athletes. Some of the most common injuries we see in orthopaedics involve the knee. Knee injuries also get a lot of press from the frequency and...
“Liquid Lookout”
Mar 25, 2016 by Heather
Our KDH employees are about to embark on a 20-day Beverage BINGO challenge in April. As their Wellness Coordinator, I offer our staff motivation through challenges to move more – sit less – reduce stress – and even drink...
Hungry? Bored? Tips to be more mindful when eating.
Feb 02, 2016 by Heather
"Mindful Eating is eating with intention while paying attention." Useful knowledge fills our minds, and yet too much food sometimes fills our bellies. Do our minds work for or against our bodies when it comes to food? Food...
Preparing for Seasonal Changes
Jul 14, 2015 by Heather
In my field of work, I have discovered that seasonal weight fluctuations are quite common. For many people the number on the scale goes up and down as fast as the changing of the temperatures. We often keep fingers crossed for a drop...
Women - Be in Charge!
Mar 06, 2015 by Heather
I get goose bumps thinking about the upcoming Speaking of Women's Health conference. This event dates back to 1998 and King's Daughters' Health has been proud to be the presenting sponsor for every event. I have had the...
Be Heart Smart (and very honest)
Feb 06, 2015 by Heather
We celebrate love, give chocolates, and send roses during heart month. The best advice – from my heart to yours – this February is to make the health of your heart a priority. It's a muscle, it's a vital organ, and it's a...