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What is integrative health?

Integrative health is a holistic approach that incorporates conventional therapies like medications or procedures, along with evidence-based complementary therapies. Treatment plans to optimize health are individualized depending on a person’s needs, and will address physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. Nutrition and physical activity are important components of healing and will be discussed with each […]

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Child safety checklist

Written by: Yamil Darwich, MD You can help your child avoid injury by being prepared and educating yourself and your family. It is important to take charge of your child’s health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe. At Home Set your water heater to 120 degrees […]

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Is it possible to feel hope during grief?

Hope. This is a word I have been thinking a lot about lately. Is it possible to feel hope when we are feeling like our world is torn apart because our loved one has died? My answer to that question is YES! I believe that hope is an important part of grieving. Continuing our relationship […]

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Healthy Recipe: Dark Chocolate Blueberry Bark with Roasted Flax Seeds

As prepared by Chef Mike Wetzel of Agnesian HealthCare Ingredients 1 package (6 ounces or 1-1/4 cup) fresh blueberries 16 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (about two cups dark chocolate chips) 60% cocoa or higher 3 ounces sliced almonds, toasted and cooled to room temperature 1/3 cup sunflower seeds, salted 1/3 cup flax seeds, toasted Directions […]

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April showers bring May flowers

In the Catholic tradition in which I was raised, I remember as a child having the May crowning. It was a special way to give tribute to Jesus’ mother, and you were a very special, young lady if you were ever chosen to crown Mary. The crown was always made of spring flowers and ribbons, […]

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Just one thing

Written by: Donna Altepeter , LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Agnesian HealthCare Often, after a death of someone close, we are lost. We have lost motivation; we have lost energy. We have lost direction, we have lost faith and we have lost our will to move forward. We are stuck. One of the ways we can take that first […]

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Healthy Recipe: Fresh Asparagus with Brown Butter Sauce

Submitted by: Chef Mike Wetzel, Agnesian HealthCare Nutrition & Food Services Ingredients 12 asparagus, peeled Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces butter Instructions Peel asparagus. Line asparagus from the spear end and cut into approximately six-inch lengths. Discard ends. In large sauté pan, heat butter until melted. Add reserved asparagus and sauté until […]

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What is involved in cataract surgery?

Written by: Adam Strittmatter, DO, Ophthalmologist at Agnesian HealthCare Many Americans undergo cataract surgery each year. The surgery is one of the most common operations performed, and one of the safest and most effective. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens. If cataracts are present in both eyes, they cannot […]

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Keeping your eyes safe at work

Written by: Benjamin Scoresby, OD, Optometrist with Agnesian HealthCare Eye injuries that occur in the workplace are very common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that 2,000 work-related eye injuries happen per day. The most common eye injuries that occur at work result from foreign bodies in the eye or abrasions on […]

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How are cataracts treated?

Written by: Adam Strittmatter, DO, Ophthalmologist at Agnesian HealthCare Specific treatment for cataracts will be determined by your doctor based on: Your age, overall health and medical history Extent of the disease Expectations for the course of the disease Your opinion or preference Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies In its early stages, vision […]

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