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What Google can’t tell you about breast cancer

What is the first thing that a lady may do when diagnosed with breast cancer – you got it, google “breast cancer.” This is the main thing that I always tell my patients not to do and why? Breast cancer comes in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many characteristics that factor into […]

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Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram

Do mammograms hurt?

Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful. Remember that compression is needed in order to see all your breast tissue properly.  Although everyone‘s breast tissue is different and some may have more discomfort than others, here are some ideas to help decrease the discomfort. Try to schedule your […]

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Chevron bead and Indian glass bead strings

Healthy lifestyle reminder with beads

Someone gave me the following idea from their church bulletin to remind them to be healthier in their choices. I loved the idea and modified it to what I think would be a great reminder for us all to have! All you need is some colored beads and string to make  a keychain, bracelet or […]

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Quick re-boot…

If you need a quick reboot to your life…here are five steps to start that change. Determine a schedule to move – three days a week to start for the first month. State using your name, Joe Fit will exercise three times a week. Committing out loud helps; saying it someone for accountability, even better! […]

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Pink Glove Dance final filming date

It’s time to pull out your favorite dancing shoes, dust them off and dance like there’s no tomorrow. And, the good news is that your efforts will help raise breast cancer awareness and early detection. Agnesian HealthCare is almost finished filming for its entry in the 2015 Pink Glove Dance nationwide video competition. More than 200 Agnesian […]

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Physical activity: how to get started

Physical activity is a vital part to living a healthy life and improving your overall well-being. It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. Some examples of these activities can be walking, climbing stairs, yard work, swimming, dancing, etc. When starting your physical activity program, there are some […]

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Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth

Tradition is a wonderful thing, but when it comes to taking care of your teeth, or those of your children, you may not want to follow the example set by your ancestors. Your great-grandparents most likely never brushed nor flossed their teeth; dealt with a toothache by having it extracted; and probably ate with “false […]

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Osteoporosis awareness

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. People with low bone density stand a greater chance of fracturing their bones. The elderly and frail are at greater risk from falls, which can lead to bone fracture. Osteopenia is the start of bone loss or the start of the condition called osteoporosis. Osteopenia unlike […]

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Women and breast cancer

Can mammograms cause overexposure to radiation?

Digital mammography has decreased radiation exposure by 22% when compared to the prior screen print mammography.  The average radiation exposure from a mammogram is 70 millirems, which is equal to the amount of radiation we are exposed to in our own personal environment over two and half months. A breast examination by a doctor or nurse […]

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Way to go Angelina!

Prevention, prevention, prevention… This is what healthcare should be all about! It is wonderful to see such a popular public figure sharing her most intimate tales to raise awareness about genetic mutations and how they can affect individuals. Actress Angelina Jolie has the BRCA1 gene mutation. BRCA is the “breast cancer” gene that men and […]

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