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A new year’s resolution that lasts the whole year

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator at Agnesian HealthCare Weight loss, quit smoking, and reducing debt are only some of the most common news year’s resolutions. Setting these goals or resolutions is often easier said than done.  Use these eight tips to accomplish your goals this year! Be realistic. It is great to dream big, however if […]

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Eight keys to maintaining health during the holiday season

Written by: Terra Braatz, MSE, NCC, LPC Key #1: Expectations Let go of unrealistic expectations as you cannot plan a “perfect” holiday or recreate the past. Key #2: Feelings Acknowledge and express your feelings honestly by giving yourself permission to feel grief, sadness, and loneliness. Key #3: Socialization Whether you tend to isolate or are […]

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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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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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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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How to Have a Healthy Back

Over 80 percent of people have had a back injury sometime in life. That is a huge amount of people who can suffer from the pain that hurting your back brings on, if you have not had an injury I am sure you know of someone who has. Most people will say, oh I was […]

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June is Safety Month: Ergonomics

June is safety month. When we’re at work, we tend to think about safety more than at home. Safety isn’t just about wearing helmets, protective eyewear of staying away from slippery floors; it’s about using your body each day in a safe way to protect it from cumulative trauma or injury. Here are a few […]

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Timely Reminders: Summer Safety

Whether your children are home for the summer, on the road with you or away at camp, use these tips to keep your family safe and healthy: Riding Safe When your child is ready to roll, make sure they: • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter and skateboard, or when roller blading. […]

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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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Take advantage of farmers’ markets this summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy fresh produce that is available through community farmers’ markets. People who eat fresh fruits and vegetables as part of their diets have a reduced risk of many chronic diseases. The USDA’s My Place recommends making half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Agnesian HealthCare is partnering with Produce […]

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