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The role of clinical trials at Agnesian HealthCare

In cancer research, clinical trials play an important role in the battle against the disease by evaluating new treatments and helping find ways to improve cancer care. This life-saving research is available at Agnesian Cancer Care Services through an affiliation with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is [...]

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The rocky road through menopause

Traveling through menopause can be a rocky road for many women.  Others may say it was a day at the beach.  I am not so fortunate as to be one of the latter.  I know there are a lot of you out there just like me.  I told my co-worker that anticipating a hot flash [...]

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Beating the Thoughts that Fuel Procrastination

Below are some typical errors in thinking that we make when we approach a task that overwhelms, bores or bothers us.  Try to spot your favorite thinking errors so that you can talk back next time you are attempting to put something off! I.  “I am not in the mood right now” When your boss [...]

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End- of- life decisions focus on life, not death

When radio personality Casey Kasem passed away last month at the age of 82, news stories focused as much on the legal battles waged by his family as they did on Kasem’s 40-plus years in the entertainment industry. Kasem, perhaps best known as the host of the widely popular “American Top 40” countdown, suffered from [...]

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14 things to do with your family yet this summer

Go picking: Find a farm with raspberries, tomatoes, flowers, anything, and get picking. Play outside in the rain: Smell the rain, splash in puddles, make mud pies. No rain? Set up the sprinkler up outside instead. Go camping: Try backyard camping, or set up sleeping bags on the floor in your house and have a family [...]

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What should I eat for optimal performance?

Remember that a well-fueled body is going to perform better than one that has been starved all day. Do not overeat. Any food that remains in the stomach may cause cramping, indigestion, nausea, and/or vomiting. Try to eat small meals/snacks five to seven times per day. It is important to consume 20 to 30 grams [...]

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Technology helps with swallow exercise treatment

Speech therapists regularly develop and train clients in swallow exercises to help treat swallow difficulty caused by muscle weakness or dysfunction. Like any exercise program, the best results occur when the exercises are done regularly and repeatedly over time. Research has shown that for many patients with swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) caused by a medical condition [...]

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Benefits of prenatal yoga

Written by: Lora Vahlsing, certified Hatha Yoga instructor If you’re pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you may be considering prenatal yoga. Good for you! But did you know that prenatal yoga may also help you prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health? Before you start prenatal yoga, understand the range [...]

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Road Construction

Winter, Fall and Construction Season Is your summer plagued by the stress of construction season? Not only is construction stressful in itself, but we are more aware of the amount of time and money spent at a stand still with gas prices quickly rising. Here are some tips to help you make it through a [...]

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10 ways to beat the heat

Recognize Signs of Dehydration – Dark urine (similar to apple juice), loss of energy/fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, chills, loss of coordination, cramps, headaches, nausea, and confusion Allow time to acclimatize – It takes 7-10 days for your body to get used to a climate. Weigh in, weigh out – A weight loss of 1.5% – 2% [...]

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