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Some new technology at Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services is cutting down time while also provided more detail on certain procedures.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 74 and in good health except for osteoporosis. I'm 5 foot, 3 inches tall and weigh 106 pounds, and have followed a plant-…

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The Dietary Guidelines recommend filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables, and all veggies are important in plant-based diets. A cup of raw broccoli has about 3 grams of protein, 30 calories and 10% of your daily fiber (2.5 grams). It also has potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C and calcium. “I love to roast up broccoli in the oven with a little bit of olive oil and salt, and you can also add raw or steamed broccoli to salads,” says Rizzo.

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It’s no surprise that most people think of tofu when they think of plant-based eating: 3 ounces has a whopping 9 grams of protein. Soy is a complete protein, meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids that are not commonly found in many plant proteins. But tofu is also a good source of calcium, which is great for anyone avoiding dairy. Tofu can be added to practically any dish, from stir-fries to salads to smoothies.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I became short of breath walking upstairs or during mild exercise, like walking a short distance. My stress test was normal, h…

DEAR DR. ROACH: My grandson is 26 years old and has a rare disease called pseudohypoparathyroidism. The only doctor in our area who knows this…

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There are many varieties of lettuce, but the most common in grocery stores are romaine, iceberg, butter lettuce and green leaf. The nutritional values vary, but most types of lettuce are high in fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, folate and iron and are low in calories.

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There are six common varieties of kale. All varieties are high in fiber, protein, vitamins A, K and C, calcium and manganese. Buy kale in unwashed, uncut bunches, and refrigerate for up to a week. You should typically remove the stems before cooking, though some varieties don’t require it. Kale can be sauteed, steamed or pan-seared for a tender bite.

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One cup of raw kale provides 80 mg of vitamin C and packs hefty doses of vitamin A, vitamin B and calcium. We love thinking outside the box when it comes to serving this healthy green veggie (like turning leaves into delicious, crispy chips!)

DEAR DR. ROACH: I keep hearing that amlodipine, my blood pressure medicine, has a cancer-causing agent in it. I had ovarian cancer surgery in …

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am in my early 90s. Long ago, my primary doctor told me that many people suffering from constipation are not aware that they…

Q: I heard that taking calcium supplements is a waste of time because they aren't absorbed well. Is that true? — Matilda, Z., Clearwater, Florida

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There are so many kinds of yogurt in the dairy aisle these days, it can be tough to know which to choose! That's a great problem to have; many of the yogurts that have hit store shelves in the past decade offer nutritional benefits including higher protein levels, more calcium and additional choices for...

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking a multivitamin for years, and now one of my physicians wants me to take a vitamin that has NO vitamin D or …

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Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 84-year-old male. I recently switched from testosterone patches to AndroGel. My testosterone levels have gone up consi…

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There have been some significant temperature fluctuations across South Dakota in the recent weeks with the warmer temperatures working to get …

Dear Dr. Roach: Several years ago, my doctor told me to start taking Tylenol PM to help me get to sleep at night and to avoid some neuropathy pain. 

Dear Dr. Roach: I recently have been informed by my physician that there is a link between excess calcium and heart disease. She recommended t…

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