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Diabetes support: Why is physical activity important for people with diabetes?

Written by: Louise Borzcik, RD, CD, CDE, certified diabetes educator, Agnesian HealthCare Physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day, is important for everyone! However, for people with diabetes, consistent physical exercise does a lot of good things! Physical activity: Helps insulin work better. Insulin is what takes the sugar out of your blood and [...]

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What is a stent?

A stent is a tiny metal mesh tube the props open the artery walls. It is used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries. Some stents are coated with medication that slowly and continuously release to prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.

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What is a heart catheterization?

A heart catheterization is a procedure performed by an interventional cardiologist and a team of nurses and technician to find out if you have disease of the heart muscle, valves or coronary arteries. A tiny hollow tube is inserted through a large vessel in the groin to the heart. Special X-ray dye is injected into [...]

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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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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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