What does a laboratory professional do?

Written by: Patty Birschbach, MS, MLTI (ASCP)  with Consultants Laboratory April 20-26, 2014 is recognized as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.  Consultants Laboratory, a member of Agnesian HealthCare, recognizes our associates that each day, 24 hours a day, bring their passion of laboratory medicine to our physicians, providers, patients, residents, and communities. The laboratory is [...]

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A Reflection for Earth Day

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; [...]

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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part One)

Part One: alcohol, drug abuse growing issue How many more tragedies need to occur? Each of us somehow or in some way has been adversely affected by the sobering consequences of alcohol-related concerns. The facts and statistics speak for themselves. One in every three suicide involves alcohol. Seventy-five percent of men and 50 percent of [...]

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Keep your kids on the move: Part Two

Part Two: How to reverse the trend What can parents do to help their children become more active? You know how effective your parents were when they lectured or preached at you. Nagging children to get out of the chair is not only ineffective but sometimes counter-productive. However, there are strategies that work. Attack in [...]

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RMC Construction Udpate: April 19, 2014

Work is in full force in the new RMC Wellness Center, which has been made possible through a generous gift from The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center. The center will include a classroom area for exercise classes; separate areas for cardio machines, weight machines and free weights; large commons area for socializing and large locker [...]

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What do I do about my allergies?

Written by: John Nash, M.D. Allergies are among the most common health concerns, with more than 50 million people afflicted with asthma, seasonal hay fever or other allergy-related conditions each year. Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic class. Generally, allergies are more common in children, however, a first-time occurrence can [...]

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Healthy alternatives to the Easter basket

We all love those big chocolate rabbits that we bite the ears off and eventually get the whole thing eaten by supper on Easter! Well, that is what I did as a child and thought nothing of it. Now I am like, “I can’t believe I ate all that chocolate; I wonder how much fat [...]

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