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What to do about anaphylactic reactions?

Every year in the United States, between 400 and 800 deaths are caused by severe allergic reactions.  A person can die very quickly from an anaphylactic reaction, but it can often be prevented if recognized early. Signs of an anaphylactic reaction include: Hives Itching Rash/swelling Weakness Nausea/vomiting Stomach cramps Trouble breathing Coughing/wheezing If you notice [...]

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Coffee: study finds beneficial to protect against skin cancer

MyHealthNewsDaily recently published the study findings: Protection against skin cancer can be added to the list of health benefits that come with drinking coffee, a new study says. Women who drank more than three cups of coffee daily were 21 percent less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma , compared with women who drank less [...]

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Helping women navigate through breast cancer care

By Richard B. Schaefer, MD, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Agnesian Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Services writes when faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer, women are forced to quickly make complex decisions about their health. Newly-diagnosed patients can often find themselves in information overload due to multiple treatment options; for both cancer treatment and reconstruction. Traditionally, [...]

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Skin problems plague athletes

When you think about the upcoming Olympics competition, skin issues would be an unlikely topic. As a board-certified dermatologist, Bert Steffes, MD, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, knows firsthand how the skin of athletes can be impacted. Get a new perspective on this common issue, and enjoy the Olympics! The Olympics are all about the [...]

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Effectively managing psoriasis

Individuals struggling with psoriasis can find new hope in more effectively managing this skin concern, according to James Schuster, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic. Physical activity has come to the foreground as one potential influencer. Read more about what researchers have found regarding physical activity and psoriasis. Results from [...]

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Protect the skin you’re in

  “Minimize the effects of skin damage and premature aging by always using a sunscreen,” states Dr. Steffes.  Here are some other tips to protect the skin you’re in.   Avoid getting sun burnt – if you have five or more sunburns, your risk of developing skin cancer doubles. Avoid using tanning beds – the [...]

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The importance of sunscreen

You might think that  suntan skin looks good, but it is a sign that your skin has been damaged.  Tan skin isn’t a prevention from sun damage.  Covering up, avoiding exposure and daily use of sunscreen is the only way to protect your skin from damaging rays and age skin prematurely and cause skin cancer. [...]

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Reconstructive surgery following cancer treatment or trauma

Reconstructive surgery following cancer treatment or trauma is a delicate procedure. Trusting your recovery to an experienced provider is essential to your health and recovery. The personal journey of rebuilding your health after treatment of cancer or other diseases is an important decision. We can help in selecting a treatment plan that is personalized for [...]

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