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Zika virus: What you need to know

Written by: Vivian Onunkwo, MD, Agnesian Work & Wellness Medical Director Zika virus infection is a disease caused by Zika virus. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti) which also transmits dengue and chikungunya viruses. Infected pregnant women can pass the virus to their fetus during pregnancy or at time of […]

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Pregnancy tip #6: Don’t skip breakfast

Don’t forget about breakfast. Breakfast is important for everyone to consume, especially when pregnant. A healthy breakfast will help jumpstart your metabolism for the day and give you energy. Make sure your breakfast contains a whole grain source and a protein source.  Some examples are a whole grain cereal with low-fat milk, oatmeal with ¼ […]

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Tips for a better golf game: build endurance

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Growing older with autism – ‘aging out’

The good news is that a whole network of services has been developed for children with autism through the school system, and other public and private resources, including the ABBA program through Agnesian HealthCare and the Treffert Center. The bad news is that such a network of services usually does not exist once the child […]

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Fish and Couscous

Pregnancy tip #5: A fishy question

Is fish safe during pregnancy??? There are so many concerns with eating fish due to mercury content when pregnant. Studies show that eating fish is very healthy for a pregnant mom and baby, but also that high amounts of mercury can damage the development of a baby’s brain. The FDA and EPA state a pregnant […]

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Tips for a better golf game: warm up properly

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Healthy Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

1 lb. (about 3) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 onions, halved 2 bay leaves 1tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. olive oil 12 fresh corn tortillas 2 cups tomatillo sauce Black Pepper Cilantro Sprigs 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese 1 cup Greek yogurt or low-fat sour […]

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Pregnancy foot comfort

Pregnancy tip # 4: happy feet

Happy Feet! There is no denying your feet will hurt at some point during your pregnancy. Try to minimize this by wearing comfortable, non-restricting shoes.  My favorite shoes to wear lately are running shoes since I am on my feet the majority of the day.  If you do not have a comfortable pair to wear- […]

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Tips for a better golf game: improve flexibility

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Just one thing

Written by: Donna Altepeter , LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Agnesian HealthCare Often, after a death of someone close, we are lost. We have lost motivation; we have lost energy. We have lost direction, we have lost faith and we have lost our will to move forward. We are stuck. One of the ways we can take that first […]

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