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Why prevention education about domestic violence matters?

Prior to joining Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Services, I had worked full time in child welfare for about eight years in Milwaukee County (as an ongoing case manager) and Fond du Lac County (as an initial assessment worker). Typically, parents would not respond positively to a social worker connecting with them and would provide their [...]

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Audio Blog: When to consider hip replacement or resurfacing

Dr. Eric Nelson, an orthopedic surgeon at Waupun Memorial Hospital was recently interviewed about his job. He also discussed options for hip pain, such as hip resurfacing or hip replacement. Listen now.

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Diabetes support: Why is physical activity important for people with diabetes?

Written by: Louise Borzcik, RD, CD, CDE, certified diabetes educator, Agnesian HealthCare Physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day, is important for everyone! However, for people with diabetes, consistent physical exercise does a lot of good things! Physical activity: Helps insulin work better. Insulin is what takes the sugar out of your blood and [...]

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Why is knowing your family history important?

One of the number one risk factors for developing specific cancers is a positive family history.  Talking with a genetics professional about your family history of cancers could result in consideration of genetic testing.  If a genetic mutation is found, it can greatly increase your risk of developing a cancer in your lifetime.  Knowledge is [...]

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Accidental Genius: An Exploration

In an earlier blog (here) I discussed how the acquired savant syndrome hints at buried potential within us all.  Acquired savant syndrome is the rare, but real, phenomenon in which an ordinary person suffers a head injury or other brain incident such as stroke or dementia followed by the sudden emergence, sometimes at a prodigious [...]

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What is a stent?

A stent is a tiny metal mesh tube the props open the artery walls. It is used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries. Some stents are coated with medication that slowly and continuously release to prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.

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What causes shoulder instability?

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D. Shoulder instability is usually caused from a fall on an outstretched arm or being hit in the arm while the arm is out to the side. Many times this will damage the shoulder labrum (the soft tissue ring that helps the shoulder stay in place) or it may even damage [...]

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