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Why do I feel so tired each fall?

Written by: Kathy Fett, Director, Agnesian Work & Wellness Believe it or not, daylight savings time will soon be upon us. With daylight savings time, comes darkness and sometimes Seasonsal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression with symptoms starting in fall and continuing through the winter months. Some symptoms of SAD that […]

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Mistakes to avoid on the journey to well-being

Sometimes when we decide to change our lives, we have grandiose dreams and unrealistic expectations of ourselves. I often hear this when someone wants to set up an exercise program. They may say, “I used to be a size (x) and I want that again.” We delve deeper into that, and they were a size […]

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Good Night Sleep

Is napping good for me?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders More than 85 percent of mammals are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day. Humans are part of the minority of monophasic sleepers, meaning that our days are divided into two distinct periods, one for sleep and one for […]

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Is there such a thing as ‘too much’ sleep?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders When it comes to sleep, can you have too much of a good thing? It’s true that a good night’s sleep is essential for health. Oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical concerns, including diabetes, heart disease and increased risk of death. […]

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Ready to order diabetic shoes? Here’s how.

Written by: Katie Gregory, DME sales specialist of Diabetes/Therapeutic Shoes at Agnesian Health Shoppe When I am working with individuals who are looking for the best pair of shoes for their specific medical needs, there are certain questions I am generally asked. Here are the answers to the two more commonly-asked questions. What percentage does […]

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FAQ: Where can I get a flu shot?

We have been receiving many questions about where patients can get a flu vaccine.  See the schedule below for locations/dates/times.

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How often should I clean my CPAP supplies, and how?

Written by: Tanya Westra, registered respiratory therapist, Agnesian Health Shoppe You should wash your CPAP mask, tubing, water chamber and washable filter (if you have one, some use disposable filters) once a week at the minimum to prevent bacteria growth and infection. You can wash your supplies in a mild dish soap and water. Rinse […]

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Living Well with MS: managing disturbances in memory

A common symptom for many people living with MS is memory loss. Memory changes have been found in about 60 percent of people living with the disease. Most people affected will experience mild changes in short-term memory. For example, they may find it difficult to remember such things like appointment dates and times, errands planned […]

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The lowdown on the EpiPen®

Written by: Leslie Ganske, CPhT, BLS, Retail Pharmacy, Operations Coordinator, Agnesian Healthcare There’s been much information in the news lately regarding the cost of EpiPen® injections, which contain Epinephrine – a potentially life-saving medication used in emergencies to treat very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs or other substances. The drug acts quickly to improve breathing, […]

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West Nile Virus: what you need to know

Written by: Carlos Figueroa Castro, MD, Infectious Diseases A recent update from the Fond du Lac County Health Department indicates that a dead crow found in the county last month tested positive for the West Nile virus. As a healthcare consumer, what do you need to know about this virus? First off, it’s important to […]

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