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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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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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What to expect from our cath lab

Agnesian HealthCare’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory team has pagers and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They all live within 20 minutes of the hospital. WIth 120 combined years of experience, your heart is in expert hands. St. Agnes Hospital has two procedure rooms, both located above the Emergency Department for quick [...]

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Chicken with Black Bean and Mango Salsa

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 8 Minutes ½ cup finely minced red onion 4 cups boiling water 1 ½ cup diced ripe mango 1 ½ cups black beans, canned or cooked ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 tsp. minced garlic [...]

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What do you know about teen dating violence?

Written By: Amy Rodriguez, Prevention Educator with Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Services When one discusses domestic violence or dating violence, the first image that often comes to mind is an adult male partner hitting or abusing his adult female partner. Though this image or perception of violence is frequently talked about, there are several different [...]

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What is a cath lab?

“Dr. Diaz or Dr. Santa-Cruz, what is a cath lab?” A cath lab is a procedure room within the hospital where specialized X-ray equipment and treatment rooms are used to visualize the coronary arteries and the pumping chambers of the heart.

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How Much Sleep Is Enough?

Do you wake up each morning on your own without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, alert and ready for the day ahead? Or do you drag yourself out of bed, grumbling to yourself until you get your first cup of coffee? Most Americans, unfortunately, fall into the latter category. And the situation is getting worse. [...]

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What is heart disease: An interview with Dr. Schmidt

Please share your first name, last name and position at Agnesian. Heather Schmidt, DO  Medical Director of Health and Wellness and Family Medicine physician Can you provide a simple definition of heart disease? Is this an umbrella term for a range of conditions? It is difficult to give a simple definition, but according to www.familydoctor.org, [...]

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How Do You Get Your Omega 3s?

If you don’t know about omega 3 fatty acids, you haven’t been paying attention. Fish oil and other omega 3 supplements are among the most popular items on the market today, resulting in $25 billion worth of sales in 2011. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends omega 3 fatty acid consumption through foods, if possible. [...]

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MS–New Treatment Options

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is such a puzzling disease that our ancestors looked to the heavens for explanations. In the 13th century, a young Icelandic woman, apparently suffering from MS, suddenly lost her vision and her ability to walk. When she prayed to the saints, her sight and mobility returned…at least for a time. Scientists are [...]

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