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Audio blog: The importance of preventative exams for women

Dr. Scott Hansfield, OB/GYN at Waupun Memorial Hospital a member of Agnesian HealthCare, was recently interviewed regarding women’s health issues and the importance of preventative exams for women.  

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Mindfulness – A Key to Peace in a Busy World

As school gets into full swing, many families find themselves busier than ever juggling the demands of work, school, family and activities. We find ourselves running from one moment to the next, stressed and often times not enjoying the activity in which we are engaged. Though this may seem to be the reality of a [...]

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Roasted Vegetables with Apples

This makes a great side dish for fall to accompany roast turkey or pork loin. 1 butternut squash (small, cubed) 1 granny smith apple (cored and diced) 2 red bell pepper (seeded and diced) 1 sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed) 3 yukon gold potatoes (cubed) 1 purple onion (quartered) 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 2 [...]

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It’s all about movement (if your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle)

Written by: Joel Mason, P.T. with Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health People often get hung up on debating what is the ideal form of exercise and how often it should be done. Running versus walking versus swimming versus weight training versus biking, etc., and it can go in any direction depending on what your [...]

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Obesity increases cancer risk

It has long been known that obesity increases our risk for cardiovascular disease.  New research is confirming that obesity also increases our risk for developing cancer.  A recent study in the United Kingdom and published in the Lancet revealed that high body mass index (BMI) greatly increases risk for many common cancers.  BMI and weight [...]

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Tell me about genetic testing

New technology in laboratory medicine has been emerging at a rapid rate in recent years.  Medical journals are publicizing new information so fast it can be difficult to keep up with all the advancements.  Genetic testing analyzes human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, protein or certain metabolites.  It can determine changes that may cause illness or disease, [...]

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Mealtime challenges those with dementia

Many individuals with dementia and their caregivers struggle at mealtime. This can be frustrating because many of life’s pleasurable events center on food…favorite meals, backyard grilling, party food and holiday dinners. They are happy social memories with spouses and children, relatives and friends. When mealtime becomes a frustrating and negative experience, both emotional and nutritional [...]

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Changing your attitude to loose that spare tire

Are you carrying around a few extra pounds and not sure how to get rid of it? Have you tried every fad diet, bizarre food combination or late night TV gadget that promises weight loss? Well, you must face this fact – no matter what late night TV fitness guru preaches – gimmicks do not [...]

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Tips to running your first 5K without training for greater than 30 minutes a day

Written by: Joel Mason, P.T. with Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health Ever get interested in completing a 5K Race but afraid to try? There is nothing to be embarrassed about. It is much more common than you might think, but the task is also more achievable than many realize. The most common concern I encountered [...]

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Smoking Myths

Dr. Filip Troicki a board certified radiation oncologist at the Agnesian Cancer Center recently talked with kids at the Fond du Lac Boys & Girls Club about the dangers of tobacco.  The goal of the discussion was to determine if kids really understood about the dangers and addictions of tobacco products.  The intent of the [...]

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