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Jon Scheer, R.N., C.N.P

Jonathan (Jon) Scheer has been treating patients at Williams Integracare since 2011. He provides primary family healthcare and helps promote, maintain, and restore the health of families and individuals of all ages. Jon is a Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In the past, Jon worked as a paramedic and even taught in paramedic school. As an R.N., Jon has experience in charge nursing, critical care, and working as a preceptor for students and new hires.
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Eight Eye-Opening Women's Health Stats

When you look at women’s health statistics, you'll notice a lot of cause and effect. Similarly, when you look at women’s health and disease prevention, you'll notice many themes that appear. Leading an overall healthy life can drastically reduce your risk of most common diseases. Here are eight eye-opening statistics that demonstrate the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Probiotics: Your Guide to Gut Health

Balance is everything, and probiotics help to improve the balance of your gut.

Nutritional Supplement Quality: Do's and Don'ts

Many individuals today are turning to nutritional supplements as opposed to prescription medications. While everyone has their own reason why they believe nutritional supplements are the best alternative, there are a number of things that you need to know when purchasing these products. After all, you want to make sure you are purchasing a quality product, not something made with inferior ingredients. As such, where you purchase your supplements is integral to the overall integrity of the product.

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Your UV IQ: How Smart About the Sun Are You?

When the sun finally returns and warm temperatures lure Americans outside, many forget the flip side of exposure to the sun. Harmful UV rays can do more than give you a painful sunburn after a day on the lake or lounging at the beach. July is UV safety month in the United States, and this post will offer you a test of your UV IQ. How much do you really know about UV rays, and are you giving enough consideration to sun safety by protecting your body from the harmful side of those warm summer rays?

Do Heartburn Pills Link To Dementia & Kidney Damage?

When people are looking for heartburn relief or ways to eliminate indigestion, they often look to a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). These pills help to treat acid reflux symptoms and diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Common PPIs include Nexium, Prilosec (Omeprazole), and Protonix (Pantoprazole) which help to eliminate acid production and are more effective than H2 blockers like Zantac (Ranitidine) and Tagamet (Cimetidine). But what effects should you be aware of if you take these pills? Read more to learn more about PPIs, how they relate to dementia, and the natural remedies used to lessen the pain they cause.  

April is Autism Awareness Month


Did you know 1 in every 88 is effected by Autism? And if you're a male, your chances of being effected are five times higher than if you're female. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder that affects individuals of all ages. In fact, it's the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States.

As a parent, it’s important to understand what signs to look for. I can’t stress the patient/provider relationship enough, and this topic is certainly no different. People will wear blue and light up their communities for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Will you help support this cause with me?

Read on for more awareness and what to look for in your child...

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4 Methods to Stop Taking Opioid Medication

 

When we hear about addiction, it’s not always given the serious attention it deserves. Oftentimes, addiction is used as another way to describe self-indulgence: shopping trips, food cravings, and reality TV shows they’ve all been called addictive time and time again. Because of the casual way addiction is portrayed in popular culture, understanding and overcoming an actual addiction can be a difficult task.

Lyme Disease: Prevention, Symptoms, & Treatment

I’m an outdoor enthusiast, and the beginning of the autumn season in Central Minnesota is unrivaled. Whether it’s taking a walk through the St. John’s Arboretum, strolling through Munsinger Gardens, or biking on the many area trails – you’re sure to find beautiful trees and crisp air.

Allergies – The What, Who, and How to Manage

Summer for many means the return of seasonal allergies as trees and flowers bloom, and grasses return to green. Also called allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, seasonal allergies affect more than 50 million Americans including 40 percent of children. There is more to allergies though than environmental factors including food and medicinal reactions. There are many things to consider, and we’re breaking it down for you.

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A Better Understanding of Mental Health

Diabetes, cancer, lupus. These are all types of disease, and oftentimes people feel comfortable talking openly about their personal experiences with their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery processes.

Mental illness is a disease too, though it’s a type of disease that often carries a stigma. People don’t always readily admit or accept they have mental illness. Shrouded in mystery and kept under wraps, mental illness seemingly has a taboo connotation that affects 20% of people while research shows 40-75% of its sufferers fail to seek treatment altogether. Mental illness is a condition that can disrupt a person’s day-to-day life, while also impacting feelings, thought process, mood, and interpersonal relations. In short, mental illnesses can leave people with a diminished capacity to cope with life’s everyday demands.