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Wondering about the fuss over food allergies?

Written on May 10, 2017

There are 15 million Americans with food allergies – people for whom certain ingredients could spark a potentially life-threatening reaction. In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, SwedishAmerican Dietitian Shirley Poole offers tips.

Create a Healthier Taco

Written on May 4, 2017

If you're celebrating Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo, we're here to help you enjoy those tacos in a fresh and healthy way.

Health Benefits of Volunteering

Written on April 27, 2017

You might volunteer to help others – but did you know it's also good for your health?

The Gift of Organ Donation

Written on April 23, 2017

April is National Organ Donation Month, and it's an issue dear to us here at SwedishAmerican. We see patients every day who are waiting for the donation that will save or restore their lives.

The Benefits of Garlic

Written on April 18, 2017

It might not be great for your breath, but did you know that garlic is good for your body? That’s why we couldn’t let National Garlic Day go by without a shout-out to its tasty and dietary benefits!

Egg-cellent Idea!

Written on April 15, 2017

If you had your fill of hard-boiled goodness - but still have a few dozen pretty pastel eggs in the fridge - we're here to lend a hand.

Benefits of Having a Sibling

Written on April 9, 2017

They might be pesky or bossy, but siblings have their own unique way of keeping us healthy! Dr. Christina Soriano, a family medicine physician in SwedishAmerican's Byron office, grew up as one of five children. These are the healthy reasons she's grateful for her siblings.

Make a Healthier Easter Basket

Written on April 8, 2017

Does Easter make you think of Cadbury Eggs and chocolate bunnies? You're not alone! But there's a healthier way to do Easter baskets – while still helping your kids learn to enjoy special treats.

Natural Remedies for Spring Allergies

Written on March 31, 2017

It's officially spring! Bring on the robins, warm weather – and Kleenex.

Bring on the Fish

Written on March 24, 2017

Instead of thinking about what you can't eat this Lent season, focus on what you can have. "Lent can be a time of year to crawl out of a food rut and explore new foods," said Molly Sleger, registered dietitian with Swedes.

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