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Mealtime challenges those with dementia

Many individuals with dementia and their caregivers struggle at mealtime. This can be frustrating because many of life’s pleasurable events center on food…favorite meals, backyard grilling, party food and holiday dinners. They are happy social memories with spouses and children, relatives and friends. When mealtime becomes a frustrating and negative experience, both emotional and nutritional [...]

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Home Safety: Dehumidifier Recall

Many news outlets have covered a recall notice for dehumidifier units.  The recalled units can “overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.”  If you haven’t yet checked on your home or business unit, please do so.  If you are like me, you probably either had a unit on the list, [...]

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CPR for everyone

Written by: Dr. Nathan Larsen, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Dept. EMS Medical Director at Agnesian Healthcare Every day, there are stories about somebody keeling over from a sudden heart attack, a child choking on a small object or somebody passing out in a heated environment. What would you do if this happened right in front of you? How would [...]

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Surgeon general declares skin cancer a major public health concern

Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. About five million people are treated for skin cancer each year, and it is one of the most common types of cancer in young adults and adolescents. In Wisconsin, the number of men and women being diagnosed with melanoma cancer has been increasing. How [...]

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Diabetics, pay special attention to your legs and feet

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes? Please spread the word how important it is for diabetics to take care of their health, and pay special attention to their legs and feet. To keep their feet and legs healthy, they need to inspect them daily and note any changes they see like [...]

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14 Things to do with your kids yet this summer

 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 sleepover. [...]

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Exercise for the Diabetic

We all know everyone needs to exercise in this sedentary/fast food American lifestyle.  This article will highlight reasons diabetics/pre-diabetic persons need to incorporate exercise into their lives to control the progression of their disease and help control blood sugar.  Awareness of all the great physiological components of exercise can help the “non-exerciser” see it as [...]

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The benefit of a good night’s sleep

Written by: Amy Bohl, LAT with Agnesian Bone & Joint Health How many of us wake up tired each morning?  Most of us probably think about going to bed earlier or look forward to the weekend when we can “catch up” on sleep.  Unfortunately, lost sleep over several days or a week cannot be made [...]

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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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