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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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Is the mischief in drugs or in people?

In the 1960s when I was superintendent of the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, we began to see an influx, for the first time, of a number of teenage and young adult drug abusers. This was happening throughout the United States and other countries. There were very few programs in the country specializing in treatment of [...]

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Should I, or someone I care for, be using a cane or a walker?

Both canes and walkers are called mobility aids, which can help a person from falling and decrease their risk of losing their balance. A mobility aid can make a person feel more comfortable with walking and standing, which can help people” stay young” as they get older. One of the best things you can do [...]

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Exercise-Associated Heat Cramps

Tis the season for all sorts of athletes to get cramps when exercising. Whether you play football, tennis, run or bike, exercise-associated heat cramps (EAHC) can be quite painful and debilitating. As an athletic trainer, I am often called out on the field during a football game to stretch out a calf. Athletes are usually [...]

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Eating to prevent cancer

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition unveiled new dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. The focus of the new guidelines is a plant based diet. Food choices should be focused on fruits, vegetables and legumes, and limiting certain foods like well-cooked meat and alcohol. Six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer: Reduce consumption of [...]

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Ovarian cancer and the BRCA mutation

A BRCA mutation is hereditary, and is a risk factor for ovarian and other cancers. Unfortunately, less than 25 percent of ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations are identified yearly. Did you know? A patient diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age meets National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome clinical [...]

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Self-care for helpers: caring for yourself so you can care for others

You became a teacher, nurse, therapist or other helping professional because you want to make a difference; because you enjoy caring for others; because you have gifts that allow you to do things that are important to others. It is that passion that makes you a great professional – the same passion that can also [...]

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Vote Here for the Pink Glove Dance!

Click here to vote:  pinkglovedance.com. Remember that you can vote once per day, per e-mail address! On the line: up to $50,000 in prizes for cancer charities! Please help spread the word about this great cause! There will be a bracketing system during this year’s voting period. After week one, only the 10 videos with [...]

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Realistic versus reality to be a big loser…

Have you seen the biggest loser or are you a fan of the show? Well, I am not a fan…why you ask? It is reality TV, not real life and most people reality. Think about it…the contestants are taken to a ranch and have nothing to do but work out and eat the healthy food [...]

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