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Apr 18 2018
Is breastfeeding or formula best for infants?

By: Rebecca Schmitt, MD Category Community Health

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Comparing the benefits of breastfeeding versus formula feeding has been a hot topic not only among mothers, but throughout the medical community at large.

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Apr 11 2018
Vision22 Community Leaders Step Up to the Plate

By: Mary Maurer Category Work Well (Business Blog)

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Vision 2022 is pleased to share that significant progress is being made towards the six strategic goals identified from the community study and summit conducted earlier in the year. Over 2,500 community respondents weighed in on establishing the goals, which have been identified as opportunities to move Manitowoc County forward.

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Apr 2 2018
Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain.

By: Mariam El-Baghdadi, MD, and Margaret Klatt, MD Category Community Health

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Many of our patients have benefitted from having a spinal cord stimulator implant to decrease their chronic back, leg, or arm pain when surgery and other modalities haven’t provided relief. Spinal cord stimulation masks pain signals before they reach the brain.

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Mar 19 2018
Heart and Soul Inspired Leaders in Healthcare

By: David Yeghiaian Category Work Well (Business Blog)

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A heart and soul inspired leader is any individual, regardless of age, regardless of role, regardless of title; who embraces his/her personal gifts, strengths and passions to positively impact others and change the world.

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Mar 14 2018
LINX procedure gives reflux patients alternative to meds

By: Matthew Campbell, MD Category Community Health

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when acid and enzymes that belong in the stomach are pushed back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Stomach acid has a pH of around 2. That’s strong enough to eat through some metals. We use it to digest an amazing variety of foods, absorb important nutrients, and to fight off food-borne diseases. The stomach is uniquely built to handle these powerful substances, but the esophagus is not. Under normal conditions the esophagus has a sphincter, a muscular valve that keeps acid in the stomach, yet relaxes to allow food to pass through when we eat and drink.

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