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Why should we care about heart health?

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This includes heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Most of the risk factors for heart disease are modifiable by preventive measures, and adjunctive drug therapies. These include: Diet Physical inactivity Obesity Smoking Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) Dyslipidemia (elevated lipids) Diabetes […]

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Why am I not losing any weight?

We are one month into the new year, and this is when we (RMC Wellness Center staff) start to hear the phrase, “Why am I not losing any weight?” The easiest response is to say, “be patient.” We don’t want to see you becoming a statistic, where 80% of people who join a gym in January […]

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Guest blog: I live well because…

Recently, a “I live well because…” video was produced highlighting Agnesian HealthCare associates’ motivation to stay well. To expand on that effort, we are featuring a few of our associates’ stories on this blog. You can see the video below. This month’s featured story is Bob Goetsch, an Information Services desktop support analyst with our […]

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Jump Start Your 2016

It’s a new year and it can be a new you! Some people like to set resolutions or look for a fresh start when the New Year comes…others simply need a change or need to get back into the routine at the gym after the celebrations that this time of year brings (including the Pack’s latest […]

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Healthy Recipe: Cottage Cheese Bedtime Bowl

Serves 1 8 oz. cottage cheese 2 tbsp. toasted flaxseeds Combine ingredients in a bowl. Nutrition Facts: 253 calories, 31g protein, 10g carbs, 9g fat

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Guest Blog: Irondad Triathlete – The RMC Triathlon Experience

Written by: Matt Kohl Back in the early spring of 2015, I received a personal email from the Race Director of the Ripon Medical Center (RMC) Triathlon. He informed me that as last year’s winner of the sprint event, I would be offered free entry into this year’s event. I was thrilled and honored by […]

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A new year’s resolution that lasts the whole year

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator at Agnesian HealthCare Weight loss, quit smoking, and reducing debt are only some of the most common news year’s resolutions. Setting these goals or resolutions is often easier said than done.  Use these eight tips to accomplish your goals this year! Be realistic. It is great to dream big, however if […]

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Healthy Recipe: Stir-fried Sweet Potato

Serve 1 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 large sweet potato 1 tsp. brown sugar Heat oil in a skillet. Meanwhile, peel potato and cut into chunks. Cook potato in oil, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add brown sugar and stir to melt. Nutrition Facts: 291 calories, 4g protein, 40g carbs, 14g fat

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Healthy Recipe: Double Roasted Chicken

Work-time: 20 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Serves 4 1 quartered chicken (2 ½ ib.) skin removed ½ cup olive oil 2 tbsp. lemon juice (from 1 lemon) ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 4 large onions, sliced 4 large pitas (6 ½ in.) 2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted Heat oven to […]

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Does environment cause cancer in different regions in the U.S.?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA Environment definitely plays a role of types of cancer in a specific region. Lung cancer is the highest in Wisconsin for a couple of reasons. One, there is a significant amount of people still smoking in Wisconsin, and as winter approaches more people are smoking in enclosed areas like their cars […]

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