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Healing Thoughts: January 2017

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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10 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Stress!

Here’s my top 10 quick and easy list for the busy person… Do something you love, even if it is for a short time – read a magazine, play Words with Friends, polish your toe nails! Read something non-work related or just unplug form technology for awhile Eat healthy food – good food is good […]

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2017: A New Year of Gratitude

The start of 2017 brings a new perspective on being grateful. Instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, I’m going to work on being GRATEFUL for the people and things in my life that truly matter the most to me. I want to get back to the time when things were simple. I want to slow […]

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This Year Give the Gift of Time

Time is such a precious but peculiar thing.  We don’t know exactly how much we have of it and I swear it goes by faster the older we get.  My mom, who made it to 99 ¾. always said the older she got, each year went by more quickly than the others.  While I wasn’t […]

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Hyperlexia in children: what is it and what to look for?

Hearing a child read a book aloud to his or her preschool classmates is a bit of a jarring experience, or seeing an 18-month-old child reading aloud the names of all the over-the-counter drugs as he or she passes by them seated nicely in the shopping cart as mom wheels down the aisle can capture […]

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Relaxation…tapping into the relaxation response

You know that moment, when you sit down or lay down after a long day on your feet when you go, “Ahhhh,” and have that deep and satisfying feeling of relaxation, right? You have that feeling of utter relaxation or the body’s natural response to slowing down and taking a break. Dr. Herbert Benson, the […]

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The 12 days of Well-Being

I was reading about the origin of the 12 days of Christmas carol. It is actually an old Roman Catholic song that was used to pass on faith in Jesus Christ that started in the 1558 (published in 1780) when England didn’t allow them to freely practice their faith. It’s really fascinating to read about; […]

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Living well with MS: medications to modify disease course

Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves attacks on the myelin sheath covering your spinal cord and nerves.  This process, referred to frequently to as a relapse, causes a variety of symptoms, such as general weakness, fatigue, numbness and tingling, sudden changes in vision, muscle spasticity, mood changes, cognitive changes, bladder and bowel issues, dizziness and vertigo, sexual […]

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Healing Thoughts: December 2016

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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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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