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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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Exercise as a cancer prevention tool?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA Did you know that exercise can be used as an effective preventive tool against breast, colon, uterine, lung and prostate cancers? Yes, that’s true! One-third of all cancers are linked to diet and physical activity. But, more than 50 percent of Americans don’t engage in regular exercise. As we age, there […]

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Healthy tips for Thanksgiving

I hope many of you will be able to do the Turkey Trot this year…but if you’re stuck at home cooking or on the road like I am…you might need a substitute! See below for a few exercises you can do anywhere! Doing a few of these before you eat can limit the “extra helpings!” […]

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Healthy Recipe: Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes 6 lasagna noodles (about 4 oz) ½ lb fresh sweet Italian sausage 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. shredded parmesan 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp. olive oil ½ medium onion, finely chopped ¼ tsp. salt plus additional […]

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Healthy Recipe: Hot or cold pasta salad

Work time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves 4 2 tbsp. sliced almonds 6 oz. orzo (about 1 cup) 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper, optional 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed, cooked by any method, and cut diagonally into quarters ¾ tsp. salt 1 tbsp. plus 1 […]

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Could you be at risk for Type II Diabetes?

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Agnesian Work & Wellness – Wellness Coordinator Diabetes contributes to over 230,000 deaths in the United States per year, and yet many people are not aware they have the disease or may have risk factors associated with it. Risk factors increase a person’s risk for developing pre-diabetes and eventually type 2 […]

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Crunch-Free Core Strengthening for Athletes

Participating in a regular core strengthening program has been shown to increase explosive power and prevent injury during athletic activities. Your core muscles are needed to stabilize both your upper and lower extremities during high level activities, such as throwing and kicking. When most people think about core strengthening exercises, the first exercise that comes […]

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Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Wedges

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Makes 4 servings Nonstick cooking spray 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3 inch thick wedges 1 tbsp. canola oil ½ tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. dried oregano Coat the grill rack with cooking spray; heat the grill to […]

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Healthy Recipe: Mexican-Style Chicken Soup

Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. dried oregano I tsp. ground cumin 1 quart reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 ¼ lb. plum tomatoes, diced 1 […]

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Healthy Recipe: Broiled Lemon-Dill Chicken with Peppers

Serves: 4 Prep time: 18 minutes Cook time: 18 minutes 5 chicken breasts on the bone with skin, trimmed of excess fat (each should weigh about 1 ½ lb.) 5 lemon slices 5 large dill sprigs 2 tsp. minced garlic, divided ¼ tsp. salt, divided ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper, divided 1 large red bell […]

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