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Healthy Recipe: Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets (4-6oz) Black pepper ¼ cup pure maple syrup 2 Tbs. stone ground mustard 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar Season salmon with pepper. In small bowl combine maple syrup, mustard and vinegar, mix well. Preheat skillet or broiler pan. Place salmon in pan and brush with glaze; cook about four […]

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When to stay home

By Brenda Grass, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics  Adults and kids with viral infections should stay home from school or work when they have a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees F. They should stay home until that fever is gone for 24 hours without using a fever reducing medicine, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. They should […]

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Sleepless Night

What can I do to help myself fall asleep at night?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders What is sleep hygiene? Sleep hygiene is a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality nighttime sleep and full daytime alertness. What are some examples of good sleep hygiene? The most important sleep hygiene measure is to maintain a regular […]

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When’s the right time to medicate?

By Brenda Grass, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Many common infections have become resistant to antibiotics. As a parent, ask questions to make sure your sick child is getting the best care possible, which might not include an antibiotic. If an antibiotic is not the most effective course of treatment, there are other steps you can take […]

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What to expect at a sleep study?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders After an initial consultation with your physician or a sleep specialist, you may be referred for a sleep study. The medical term for this study is “polysomnogram,” which is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that usually requires spending a night or two in a sleep […]

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Are there other options for taking multiple medications?

Written by: Katie Voskuil, RT(R), CPhT, Compounding Technician, Agnesian Pharmacy Often times older adults, children with special needs and patients struggling with pain and chronic infections find it difficult to take their medications. Compounding of medications may be the answer. What is medication compounding in layman’s terms? Compounding is making custom medications for patients. Similar to […]

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Should I use antibiotics for my cold symptoms?

Written by: Brenda Grass, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Antibiotics are becoming less and less effective, in part due to over-prescription and inappropriate use. Antibiotics aren’t needed for common illnesses, like colds, most sore throats, the flu and even some ear infections. These illnesses are often caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics. Sometimes the […]

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An innovative approach to help loved ones remember to take their medications

Written by: Morgan Bernard, PharmD, RPh, Long-Term Care Supervisor, Agnesian Pharmacy & Prescription Centers With America’s aging population, it’s common for the average person to take four, five, 10 or even more medications daily. It can be easy to mix up bottles, forget to take a medication at the correct time, take an extra pill or […]

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How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders A sleep disorder is broadly defined as a physical or psychological issue that impairs your ability to sleep or causes increased sleepiness during the day. Everyone can experience sleep concerns from time to time. However, you might have a sleep disorder if: You regularly […]

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Halloween pumpkin in autumn forest

Be mindful this Halloween of children with sensory or social challenges

Written by: Emma Coffman, MS OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Treffert Center & Clinic Consider these tips for celebrating Halloween with children that have sensory or social challenges: For community members Be mindful of overwhelming décor, including your yard. Consider not using flashing lights or loud, surprising sounds. While these may be fun for some, they can […]

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