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Could you be at risk for Type II Diabetes?

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Agnesian Work & Wellness – Wellness Coordinator Diabetes contributes to over 230,000 deaths in the United States per year, and yet many people are not aware they have the disease or may have risk factors associated with it. Risk factors increase a person’s risk for developing pre-diabetes and eventually type 2 […]

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Timely Reminders: Summer Safety

Whether your children are home for the summer, on the road with you or away at camp, use these tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Riding Safe When your child is ready to roll, make sure they: • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter and skateboard, or when roller blading. […]

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Physical activity: how to get started

Physical activity is a vital part to living a healthy life and improving your overall well-being. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Some examples of these activities can be walking, climbing stairs, yard work, swimming, dancing, etc. When starting your physical activity program, there are some […]

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Take advantage of farmers’ markets this summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh produce that is available through community farmers’ markets. People who eat fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their diets have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. The USDA’s My Place recommends making half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Agnesian HealthCare is partnering with Produce […]

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Road Construction

Winter, Fall and Construction Season Is your summer plagued by the stress of construction season? Not only is construction stressful in itself, but we are more aware of the amount of time and money spent at a stand still with gas prices quickly rising. Here are some tips to help you make it through a […]

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Defining alcohol consumption

Moderate Drinking There is no one definition of moderate drinking, but generally the term is used to describe low-risk or responsible drinking. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, drinking in moderation is defined as having no more than one drink per day for women, and no more than two drinks per day for men. […]

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  Dr. Leo Buscaglia was a noted author, educator and lecturer on the topic of love. One of the classes he taught at the University of Southern California was, “Love 1A.” The following love quiz was adapted from his book, Born for Love. “Asking yourself questions and answering them honestly is a good path to […]

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Money Management

Money Management Tips From the National Endowment for Financial Education • Write down everything you spend this month to get a sense of where your money goes. • Calculate how much money you think you will need for retirement. • Pick a date by which to pay off all your credit card debt. • Next […]

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Keeping Your Mind Young

Agnesian Health Shoppe offers full complement of services The Agnesian Health Shoppe, 327 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac, offers a complete line of quality home health and respiratory equipment, from sales and rentals to repairs. The store features equipment, including E-Z lift recliners, wheelchairs, electric scooters, hospital beds, walkers, crutches, stair lifts, reading machines, low […]

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Tips for Positive Stress Management

Here are a few tips for positive stress management: Know What Stress Is Stress is our physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to changes that occur in life or to demands that are placed on us. Stress is our response to changes and events. Know the Signs of a Stress Reaction Physical • Muscle tension […]

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