About Lisa Michels

Lisa Michels, APNP, nurse practitioner, works collaboratively with the Agnesian Cancer Care team helping patients effectively manage symptoms associated with their cancer treatments. She also works with Agnesian HealthCare surgeons and radiologists to identify individuals at increased risk for breast and other cancers. Her passion is in early detection and prevention of breast cancer, as well as monitoring the status of breast cancer survivors.
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Healthy alternatives to the Easter basket

We all love those big chocolate rabbits that we bite the ears off and eventually get the whole thing eaten by supper on Easter! Well, that is what I did as a child and thought nothing of it. Now I am like, “I can’t believe I ate all that chocolate; I wonder how much fat [...]

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Calling all Easter bunnies!

Coloring Easter eggs is such a fun family activity. Trying new methods of decorating is always a good time, maybe messy, but always fun. I always loved to do this and I wish I would have had this idea to try with my son. Check it out! Rainbow Nest Eggs What You Need Cheesecloth Hard-boiled [...]

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,060 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distraction can occur three ways: visual – taking your eyes off the road; manual – taking your hands off the wheel; and cognitively – taking your mind [...]

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Woman sleeping

How well do you sleep?

Many women have issues with sleep, some of which are due to things in our control, but how about hormones? It has been documented that hormonal changes can cause sleep deprivation and in turn, sleep deprivation can affect hormonal levels. When do our hormones change? During the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and perimenopause (years preceding menopause), [...]

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Woman thinking

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of cells (like those in the uterus) that grow in locations other than within the uterus. It can be usually found on other organs in the pelvis. The cause has not been identified. Are there symptoms? Some don’t have symptoms at all, which makes treatment not necessary.  Some women experience [...]

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Did you know that March is Women’s History Month?

I didn’t either! It is a month-long celebration of women making history. I learned that the idea of recognizing women’s place in history began with President Jimmy Carter in 1980, when a week was all we got. It took seven years for the celebration to be extended to a full month. I found it interesting [...]

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Heart stethescope

How do women know if they are having a heart attack?

It is true that women may experience heart attack symptoms that are different than what men may experience. We all hear about chest pain or tightness that may or may not radiate to the left arm and jaw, but there are other warning signs. Women are more likely to describe chest pain with or without [...]

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Heart Health

Women and Heart Disease

Women need to be aware of such statistics as: Every year, coronary heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. More women die within one year of having a heart attack as compared to men. Almost 65 percent of women, who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, had [...]

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How come most women are never happy with what they have?

How come most women are never happy with what they have? I am included in this statement!  I wish I was thinner; I wish my hair was thicker; I wish I was better at my job; and the list goes on and on… The need to be different is actually depressing to me. If this [...]

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Swallowing Pill

Vitamins…what you should know

It’s a new year: I think I will add vitamins to my diet! A whopping 40 to 50 percent of Americans use some form of a vitamin or dietary supplement on a daily basis. Seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? Most people think that if they don’t eat fruits and vegetables, this is the [...]

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