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March 2014

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March is National Nutrition Month

Make Healthy Choices And Explore New Flavors 
Celebrated each March, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to focus attention on the importance of making informed food and nutrition choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Research confirms that taste is the number-one reason why one food is purchased over another. So what are consumers to do when the taste of favorite foods starts to lose its luster? 


As part of the 2014 National Nutrition Month theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on your plate at every meal.


How often do we eat the same nutritious and sometimes not so nutritious foods over and over? Lynn Edwards, RDN, CD suggests that it is time to get out of that rut. "There are so many foods that can add nutrition and enjoyment to each meal and expand your food pantry at the same time. A plethora of foods are waiting to be discovered by your palate; it doesn't have to be a hardship increasing your pleasure at meals."

NEW VMH Healthy Eating Pinterest Page

Social Media Survey

Hirsch Clinic Welcomes New Provider
Tara Morgan, APNP, FNP-BC                                            
Tara Morgan, APNP, FNP-BC
Hirsch Clinic-VMH
407 S. Main St. Viroqua, WI 54665
Fourth Floor 

Patient Care Philosophy

"Providing patient care involves developing a trusting, honest relationship with patients.  This is invaluable to helping individuals meet their health needs and goals. 


Why She Chose VMH

"The environment at VMH is so friendly and welcoming. You look around and people are smiling.  That alone speaks volumes about the organization.  Also, VMH has many different services to offer their patients.  I also like how VMH looks to the future of building the organization and how it will first and foremost benefit the patient."


Tara Morgan comes to VMH from Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics Muscoda.   

Tara Morgan is accepting new patients. For information about how to schedule an appointment with her or for more information about Hirsch Clinic, click here.

Vernon Memorial Healthcare Offering Sleep Studies
Dr. Courtney Whitney, DO

Stop Counting Sheep & Get Some Sleep                                       

Sleep studies are tests that record what happens to your body during sleep. The studies are conducted to find out what is causing your sleep problems. Sleep studies can also determine whether you have a problem with your stages of sleepThe two main types of sleep are non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM). Normally, NREM and REM alternate 4 to 5 times during a night's sleep. A change in this cycle may make it hard for you to sleep soundly.


Would you benefit from a sleep study?

  • Do you snore?
  • Are you excessively tired during the day?
  • Have you been told that you stop breathing during the night?
  • Do you have a history of hypertension?
  • Is your neck size > 17 inches (male) or > 16 inches (female)?
  • Do you wake up to use the bathroom more than twice a night?
  • Have you ever fallen asleep when driving? 
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you may be a positive screen for Sleep Apnea. Please contact your health care provider if you have questions about sleep studies at VMH.


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