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Autism Awareness

Who is Affected By Autism?

According to the CDC ASD occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but is almost five times more common among boys than among girls. In 2015 estimates that about 1 in 68 children in the US has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), by comparison in 1995 the rate was one in 500 […]

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How are cataracts diagnosed?

Written by: Adam Strittmatter, DO, Ophthalmologist at Agnesian HealthCare  In addition to a complete medical history and eye examination done by your primary provider, diagnostic procedures for cataracts may include: Visual acuity test. The common eye chart test, which measures vision ability at various distances. Pupil dilation. The pupil is enlarged with eye drops to allow a close-up […]

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Healing Thoughts: February 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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Why am I not losing any weight?

We are one month into the new year, and this is when we (RMC Wellness Center staff) start to hear the phrase, “Why am I not losing any weight?” The easiest response is to say, “be patient.” We don’t want to see you becoming a statistic, where 80% of people who join a gym in January […]

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Guest blog: I live well because…

Recently, a “I live well because…” video was produced highlighting Agnesian HealthCare associates’ motivation to stay well. To expand on that effort, we are featuring a few of our associates’ stories on this blog. You can see the video below. This month’s featured story is Bob Goetsch, an Information Services desktop support analyst with our […]

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What’s the difference between Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Center & Grief Relief?

Have you ever wondered? What’s the difference between Bereavement Center & Grief Relief? Grief Relief is peer support for grieving children, teens and families that have experienced a significant death in their lives. Grief Relief offers a safe and confidential environment for families to come share stories and memories, while being supported by their peers. […]

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What causes cataracts?

Written by: Adam Strittmatter, DO, Ophthalmologist at Agnesian HealthCare Despite the fact that cataract formation is a natural process that affects all individuals to a certain extent, there are risk factors that can speed up the process and result in more significant cataracts earlier in life. These include: Smoking Diabetes Excessive exposure to sunlight Steroid use […]

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Jump Start Your 2016

It’s a new year and it can be a new you! Some people like to set resolutions or look for a fresh start when the New Year comes…others simply need a change or need to get back into the routine at the gym after the celebrations that this time of year brings (including the Pack’s latest […]

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How to shovel snow safely

Now that the snow and cold has returned to Wisconsin, it’s a good time to discuss how to stay safe during the winter months. Every year, thousands of people in snow covered states end up injuring themselves or even worse, experience heart attacks. Here are some steps you can take to hopefully stay out of […]

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What is integrative medicine?

Written by: Stephanie Mehl, DO, Family Medicine physician at Ripon Medical Center Clinic There’s increasingly more information in today’s news about healthcare providers shifting their focus with patients to prevention, health maintenance, early intervention and patient-centered care. Healthcare professionals and their patients and families benefit from this approach through integrative lifestyle modification for those with […]

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