August 2, 2014

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Dr. John Skretvedt gives a local Athlete a Sports Physical

Why Your Athlete Should Have a Complete Sports Physical

It's that time of year for your athlete’s sports physical. A sports physical isn't just a piece of paper the doctor signs so your child can participate in sports.  It's a screening that allows your doctor to see what is going on with your child’s development.  If your child is injured during a game, an athletic trainer—like me—will often communicate with your child’s … [More]

Banning Triclosan in Products Like Antibacterial Handsoaps

What You Should Know about Minnesota’s Ban on Triclosan

An ingredient in antibacterial soaps has been making headlines across Minnesota in recent months. Antibacterial products may help kill germs, but do they really reduce your risk of getting sick or passing on germs to others? Is it really any better than good old soap and water? If recent research is any indication, than no, no and no. Potential Health Hazards Related to … [More]

Say Goodbye to Ticks this Summer

Ticks, Ticks Go Away: Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

There are few things I dislike about the summer, but ticks top the list. Ticks thrive in humid, wet and wooded areas. Here in Minnesota, you don’t have to go far to come across them.  Like mosquitoes, ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause serious illness. There are many diseases that you can get from a tick bite.  One of the most … [More]

grillingsafety

The Grill Master’s Food Safety Guide

Grilling: the official scent of summer—at least at our home.  When it comes to grilling, food safety is just as important as grilling safety. Scrub up. Wash your hands before, during and after food preparation.  Bacteria can easily transfer from you to food and even surfaces around you. Take the time to safely thaw and marinate your meat. You should never (not even … [More]