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CPR for everyone

Written by: Dr. Nathan Larsen, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Dept. EMS Medical Director at Agnesian Healthcare Every day, there are stories about somebody keeling over from a sudden heart attack, a child choking on a small object or somebody passing out in a heated environment. What would you do if this happened right in front of you? How would [...]

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Audio blog: Tell me more about screenings for women

Dr. Steven Sheppard, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist with Agnesian HealthCare at Ripon Medical Center, discusses the importance of screenings and the hot topic of HPV vaccines.

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Benefits of prenatal yoga

Written by: Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor If you’re pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you may be considering prenatal yoga. Good for you! But did you know that prenatal yoga may also help you prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health? Before you start prenatal yoga, understand the range [...]

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Summer Snacks

Written by: Chrissy Boe, Wellness Coordinator for Agnesian HealthCare There are so many things to look forward to in the summer from barbecues, camping trips, long weekends at the lake and summer festivals. These are days we wait all year for and are meant to be enjoyed. Summer can be a nice to relax, catch [...]

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What is a superfood?

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD, Agnesian Cancer Center Dietitian “Superfood” is a popular term in the health food industry. It refers to foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans/legumes. Since the magic health pill has yet to be invented, superfoods are the [...]

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Video Blog: Expiration Dates Matter

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director at Agnesian HealthCare If you searched through your medications at home, would you find any that are expired?  As medications age or are stored improperly, the amount of the useful ingredients in the medication decrease causing them to be ineffective or even potentially dangerous.  It is really important to [...]

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Video Blog: Using Medicines Wisely

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Medications are a very important method for helping you with your health, they may also cause harm if not used correctly.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe while using medications: Ask Questions!  Make sure you understand how you take your medication and why you are taking [...]

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The 411 on Celiac Disease

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD with Agnesian HealthCare I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who has been or still is following a gluten-free diet for some reason or another. However, for 3 million Americans this diet is necessary and the only treatment for their disorder – celiac disease. Celiac Disease Celiac [...]

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Testosterone therapy…is it right for you?

Written by: Robert Santa-Cruz, MD with Agnesian HealthCare Urology Services The possibilities of testosterone therapy are enticing – increase your muscle mass, sharpen your memory and concentration, boost your libido and improve your energy level. As you get older, testosterone therapy may sound like the ultimate anti-aging formula. Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in [...]

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Video Blog: Giving Medicine to Children

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Important tips to remember when giving kids medications: If mixing medication in the child’s food, only mix the medication in a small amount that the child will eat.  Give the medication mixed in food with the first few bites of the meal or snack. If the medication is mixed [...]

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