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The importance of using a foam roller

Written by: Sarah Schultz, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center, Fond du Lac What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! One great way to assist with muscle recovery is to use a foam roller. Foam rollers come in many […]

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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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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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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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How does family history translate against gender?

Filip Troicki, MD, MBA When a healthcare provider looks at a family’s medical history to determine whether the cancer in a family is hereditary, he or she starts by asking the following questions: How many people in the family have cancer? What type(s) of cancer are present in the family? Is there someone who has […]

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Your Health May Influence Your Fertility

Written by: James Cauley, MD, urologist with Agnesian HealthCare Not being able to conceive can be tough for a couple. When it takes longer than a year for your partner to become pregnant, a doctor may suspect an infertility concern. One-third of such cases are traced to the man’s side. The latest research suggests that for […]

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Tell me about kidney stones

Written by: James Cauley, MD, urologist with Agnesian HealthCare A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms from crystallization of excreted substances in the urine. The stone may remain in the kidney or break loose and travel down the urinary tract. A small stone may pass all of the way out of the […]

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What We Know About Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

Written by: James Cauley, MD, urologist with Agnesian HealthCare Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve an erection, and/or dissatisfaction with the size, rigidity, and/or duration of erections. Erectile dysfunction affects up to 30 million men. For most men erectile dysfunction is caused by physical concerns, usually related to the blood supply of the […]

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Is There Hope for Incontinence Treatment?

Written by: James Cauley, MD, urologist with Agnesian HealthCare Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. Approximately 25 million adult Americans experience temporary or chronic urinary incontinence. The following are some of the different types of urinary incontinence: Urge incontinence. The […]

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