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What to expect at my first mammogram appointment

Written by: Jessica Hickson, Agnesian HealthCare Womens Imaging Coming in for your first mammogram can be stressful. You may be asking yourself questions like: What is this going to be like? What will I need to do? Is it going to be painful? How long will it take? When will I get the results? By […]

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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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How to stay motivated

Most days I have someone ask me… “How do I stay motivated,” or “How do you stay motivated?” There are many philosophies and approaches on this question…ultimately you need to find that reason or reasons that you started…why do you want to have better fitness and health? Is it that you want to keep up […]

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What we learned from Temple Grandin, PhD

Marian University and Agnesian HealthCare sponsored the ninth annual Treffert  lecture on May 20 with Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University who, as she herself says, “happens to be autistic.” She has designed the majority of animal handling facilities worldwide, while at the same time being […]

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Local facts on grieving children

There are more grieving children than you realize – one out of every twenty children will experience the death of a parent before they graduate from high school. While one out of five children will experience the death of someone, close to them. Fond du Lac FACTS: Did you know that the city of Fond […]

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Your smartphone could save your life

In an emergency health situation, time is of the essence. Having information about a patient can help emergency responders and hospital staff better plan a course of treatment. Sometimes a patient comes to the emergency department unconscious and cannot participate in their own treatment. The staff doesn’t know if the person has allergies to medications, […]

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Making exercise fun!

We all need more fun and smiles in life…it takes less muscles in the face to smile, and we all know laughter is great medicine…it does the soul good.  As adults, we can take the fun out of things…why do we do that?  Kids look forward to a bike ride, playgrounds and activity…well unless you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Tips for Handling Troubling Behavior

Written by: Jenna Floberg, NHA, Assistant Administrator at St. Francis Home Approximately 5.2 million American’s have Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia.  Many times, the burden of caring for these people falls on the shoulders of a family member or loved one.  This can prove to be a very difficult task, especially if we […]

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Video blog: Catholic I.D. – Prodigal People

As people, we know it’s easy to lose our way. As Catholics, it’s good to know we can always come home.

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Is it worth it to smoke?

Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. That is why The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is inviting all Americans to become Stroke Heroes by learning and sharing the warning signs of stroke, […]

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