What is a knee ligament tear?

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D. We often hear about ligament tears in pro-athletes, such as a torn ACL. Most recently the Green Bay Packers lost wide receiver, Jared Abbrederis, due to a torn ACL. Some common ligament tears include:   ACL injury = usually occurs in a non-contact situation with pivoting or abrupt stopping.  MCL [...]

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Eating outside the home

Written by: Rebecca Hoerth, APNP How can a person make good food choices in a fast food world? Unless we are careful, even one fast food meal can pack on enough calories for the entire day. Often, they are loaded with carbohydrates, fats, salts and MSG to make for a tastier temptation. Try to stick [...]

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How can I strengthen my bones?

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D. Many people in Wisconsin are Vitamin D deficient or insufficient due to our lack of direct sunlight for a large portion of the year. Living in the “Dairy State” and drinking large quantities of milk can help, but is usually not enough to sustain adequate Vitamin D levels for optimum [...]

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Social Skills: Dealing with feeling rejected or left out

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Broiled Fish with Romesco Sauce and Couscous

Makes: 4 servings Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 15 Minutes 1 cup dry couscous 1/3 cup sliced almonds 4 6oz. tilapia (or other white fish) fillets 3 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. plain bread crumbs 1 7oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained ½ tsp. sherry vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ [...]

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What is a meniscus tear?

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D. A meniscus tear is the most common surgically-treated knee injury. The meniscus acts as a shock absorber that distributes weight in the knee joint. Because of the meniscus’ soft tissue and the high impact it sees, it can frequently become torn. A meniscus tear most often occurs due to twisting, [...]

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Diabetes support: Increasing plant foods for diabetes management

Written by: Louise Borzcik, RD, CD, CDE, certified diabetes educator, Agnesian HealthCare Increasing plant foods in our diet is important: for weight management (very few calories in fruits and vegetables!) for maintaining optimal blood sugars (especially with non-carb vegetables) for prevention of some chronic diseases for increasing fiber to feel more full, improve cholesterol and reduce [...]

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