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Melanoma skin cancer cases on the rise in Wisconsin

It was recently reported by the Wisconsin Cancer Council that skin cancer cases are on the rise. Tanning beds alone can increase your risk of melanoma by 75% (for those that use them before the age of 35). Before you step into a tanning bed please consider that nothing increases your risk of skin cancer development, [...]

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This Saturday, June 28 is National Backyard Campout Day

When my son was young, my husband and I would pitch a tent on the deck or in the backyard to enjoy the “modified” camping life. I was never a camper, but the thought of the campfire, smores and the stars was always enough for me to get excited. Problem, I would usually end up [...]

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Getting Your Children to Love Racing

The Ripon Medical Center Kids’ Aquathon staff’s goal is get children excited about physical activity, not only on race day, but hopefully as a lifelong habit. As parents of racers, there is a lot we can do to help young, new racers develop a passion for racing. Here are a few tips to get your [...]

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Make safety a priority when biking

As a parent, safety of your child or children is ever present on your mind. So, when you start thinking of healthy, yet safe, summer activities for your children, biking usually comes to mind. Biking can be fun for the whole family, if proper safety measures are taken into consideration. One of the most important [...]

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What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

Written by: Jessica Boelk, RN with Agnesian HealthCare Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that consists of abdominal pain, cramping, fluctuation of bowel patterns (diarrhea and/or constipation), increased gas, bloating and food intolerances. IBS is different from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, as it is not an autoimmune [...]

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The 411 on Celiac Disease

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD with Agnesian HealthCare I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who has been or still is following a gluten-free diet for some reason or another. However, for 3 million Americans this diet is necessary and the only treatment for their disorder – celiac disease. Celiac Disease Celiac [...]

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Why do we worry so much about body image?

Body-image is how we think, feel, and react to our own perceived physical appearances to the outer world.  Body-image develops over time based on culture, media, family, peers, others, and our own mental thoughts.  Body image is not permanent; it is always changing and is a process we can work on and adjust over lifetime. [...]

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Video Blog: Giving Medicine to Children

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Important tips to remember when giving kids medications: If mixing medication in the child’s food, only mix the medication in a small amount that the child will eat.  Give the medication mixed in food with the first few bites of the meal or snack. If the medication is mixed [...]

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How often should I get a pelvic exam?

The American College of Gynecology (ACOG) changed the guidelines for frequency of PAP exams to eliminate unnecessary testing of younger and older women with no history of abnormal PAP smears and at low risk for developing cervical cancer. Age 30 on, ACOG says that screenings can be cut to every two to three years when [...]

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Spring 2014 ASTOP Newsletter

ASTOP is a Sexual Assault Service Provider offering treatment, outreach, prevention, and advocacy, emphasizing hope and connection to self and others located in Fond du Lac and Green Lake counties. “The Healing Resource” is ASTOP’s quarterly publication, focusing on community outreach, prevention education, awareness and agency initiatives.

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