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January: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical cancer starts when normal cells in the cervix begin to change. When the cells first begin to change, these cells are called pre-cancerous. The pre-cancerous cells can be found early with a pap test before they turn into an invasive cancer. Finding these abnormal cells early allow for treatment options that can stop the progression into cancer. A […]

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How to Raise Grateful Children

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we are all reminded of the importance of having gratitude.  Being a thankful person helps us to be mindful of the good things, even in stressful times.  Using a grateful thinking style has even been shown to have psychological benefits.  So, how can we help our children to develop a […]

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Gratitude Practice To Refresh Your Soul

During the business of the holiday season coming…please take time, each day to write down 3 things you are grateful and or thankful for each day.  Focus on what you are doing right, good choices and positive things to fuel you for the next month.  This is a good practice to improve your mood and […]

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Do I feel a lump in my breast?

It is very important to do monthly self-breast exams because only you know those subtle changes that may have occurred and may mean something serious. If you feel a lump, make sure you inform your healthcare provider. It is important to remember that 80 to 85 percent of breast lumps are benign, especially in women […]

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Tell me more about mastectomy products

Many women who have been treated for breast cancer have had a surgery that leads to an alteration in their physical appearance. Sometimes these alterations are permanent; they may be temporary if reconstruction is scheduled for a later time. Most women will be able to wear a prosthesis (breast form) within two to eight weeks […]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month. Lisa Michels, APNP with Agnesian HealthCare discusses this important issue on KFIZ. What are you doing to prevent breast cancer from hitting your family?

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Motivation for today

Live each day of your life! Get Active… Be Active… Stay Active… Run,jog,walk,trot,scamper, move,hike,swim,jump,jump rope,hop,skip,kick,volleyball, basketball,soccer,baseball, Tennis,horse back riding,roller blading,climbing,running steps… Whatever it is…do it!

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Why does breast cancer get so much more attention compared to other cancers?

I feel that this occurs because one in eight women will get breast cancer; and let’s face it, who doesn’t know someone who has had breast cancer? I have heard an oncologist say that breast cancer has become an “epidemic.” It is unfortunate that we know so many women with this cancer, but it is […]

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Audio blog: The importance of preventative exams for women

Dr. Scott Hansfield, OB/GYN at Waupun Memorial Hospital a member of Agnesian HealthCare, was recently interviewed regarding women’s health issues and the importance of preventative exams for women.  

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Tell me about genetic testing

New technology in laboratory medicine has been emerging at a rapid rate in recent years.  Medical journals are publicizing new information so fast it can be difficult to keep up with all the advancements.  Genetic testing analyzes human DNA, RNA, chromosomes, protein or certain metabolites.  It can determine changes that may cause illness or disease, […]

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