Do You Have Trouble Swallowing Pills?

A recent national survey showed that 40 percent of adults report having trouble swallowing pills. Many admitted that they delayed or skipped taking necessary medications because of their difficulty. It also noted that more than 75 percent of those adults having difficulty hadn’t informed their doctor. Pill swallowing difficulty is usually caused by anatomical dysfunction […]

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Video Blog: Am I Right with God?

Sometimes we fall short, but overall, we try to say and do the “right” things. However, many of us wonder if that’s enough. Bishop Don gives us a word or two about “good” things we can all do every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2083)

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Audio Blog: An Interview with Dr. Punit Kumar about

Punit Kumar, MD, Medical Director of Agnesian HealthCare’s Palliative Care Services and an Internal Medicine Physician with the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Waupun and Markesan, talks about Palliative Care and the options available for your loved ones on the KFIZ morning show.  

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Care navigation reduces confusion during cancer treatment

Written by: Christine Blonigen, RN, OCN When individuals and families are facing a complicated, chronic or long-term health condition, such as cancer, it can at times be confusing. It can be hard for patients to effectively move through a healthcare experience – knowing what resources to tap into, which providers offer appropriate services, and how […]

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Struggling with forgiveness?

Written by: Colleen Zietlow, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services Many of the patients I work with struggle with the concept of forgiveness. Somewhere along the line forgiveness has become synonymous with giving in to somebody that has wronged us. This is not what forgiveness is. Forgiveness is letting go […]

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What is the smallest CPAP machine available?

Can you imagine that the smallest CPAP machine in the world is the size of a soda can? I could not believe it either. The CPAP machine is called the Transcend and weighs less than one pound and has the first waterless humidification system, the first of its kind. This device is so small, compact, […]

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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Part VI

What causes savant syndrome? While a number of theories have been put forth to date, no single theory can explain all savants. Some of those theories have included eidetic imagery or the related but separate phenomenon generally called photographic memory; inherited skills; sensory deprivation and sensory isolation with overcompensation in isolated skills, compensation, ritualistic practice […]

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