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What are SADD lights?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SADD) affects people who are extremely sensitive to winter’s increased melatonin secretions and lack of sunshine. People with SADD produce too much melatonin. This disrupts their internal body clock leading to depressive symptoms. You may have SADD if you have had episodes of depression that clearly have an onset in fall or [...]

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What Google can’t tell you about breast cancer

What is the first thing that a lady may do when diagnosed with breast cancer – you got it, google “breast cancer.” This is the main thing that I always tell my patients not to do and why? Breast cancer comes in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many characteristics that factor into [...]

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Imagine if you couldn’t

Written by: Vivian Hazell, Lead Autism Therapist, Agnesian Beyond Boundaries of Autism Imagine if you couldn’t interpret what those around you are about to do or WHY they are doing it or what you should do in response…. You have just imagined being a child with autism.  Now imagine that child is in an environment [...]

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Eight Ways to Stop Bullying in our Community

Did you know that 25 percent of public schools report that bullying among children occurs on a daily or weekly basis? And that one in five high school students report being bullied in the past year? Contrary to what may have been some people’s experiences, bullying is not a normal, healthy behavior or a rite [...]

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Grilled Pineapple Kabobs

1 fresh pineapple-cut into eighths 1 tsp honey ¼ tsp sea salt 3 Tbls olive oil 1 dash Tabasco sauce (optional) Mix together honey, olive oil, salt, and tabasco sauce to make a marinade. Marinate pineapple wedges for 1 hour. Skewer pineapple with kebob sticks. Pre heat grill or grill pan. Grill pineapple two to [...]

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The best drug you can take

Written by: Joel Mason, PT with Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health If you were told that your pharmacy was selling a drug that would forestall aging and treat just about every chronic disease that exists today, would you be interested? What if you were also told that tests on athletes in their 70s were found [...]

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Tell me more about mastectomy products

Many women who have been treated for breast cancer have had a surgery that leads to an alteration in their physical appearance. Sometimes these alterations are permanent; they may be temporary if reconstruction is scheduled for a later time. Most women will be able to wear a prosthesis (breast form) within two to eight weeks [...]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Lisa Michels, APNP with Agnesian HealthCare discusses this important issue on KFIZ. What are you doing to prevent breast cancer from hitting your family?

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Social Skills Video: Apologizing

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.    

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Motivation for today

Live each day of your life! Get Active… Be Active… Stay Active… Run,jog,walk,trot,scamper, move,hike,swim,jump,jump rope,hop,skip,kick,volleyball, basketball,soccer,baseball, Tennis,horse back riding,roller blading,climbing,running steps… Whatever it is…do it!

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