Grieving allows you to heal

I came across this short poem the other day.   I felt I needed to share it with all of you, and feel free to share this with those that you know may be grieving as well.         Grieving Allows you to Heal   Grieving allows you to heal, to remember with [...]

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Reasons to quit: getting bigger

When Meryl Haggard or Willie Nelson tell you that “the reasons for quittin’ are getting bigger each day,” you assume they are talking about alcohol. But the line is every bit as appropriate for smokers as it is for alcoholics. You’ve undoubtedly seen the statistics: 400,000 Americans die each year from smoking-related illnesses. That’s one [...]

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Business Update November 2012

New Agnesian HealthCare wellness coordinator aid to local businesses Area businesses that wish to help their employees face healthier futures have a new resource they can turn to at Agnesian HealthCare. Amanda Matchey recently joined the Agnesian Work & Wellness team as a wellness coordinator. Matchey earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University [...]

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Kicking It Up a Notch With Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Kick up your yoga a notch with Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Vinyasa Flow Yoga balances the body and clears the energy channels to bring the body back to balance. A more energetic approach to yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga links movement to breath while each posture flows into the next. According to Fitday, Vinyasa Flow Yoga:  is [...]

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Sweet Butternut Squash Braid

18 ServingsPrep: 45 min.+ rising Bake: 20 min. Ingredients: 2-3/4 cups uncooked cubed peeled butternut squash 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 1/3 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°) 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°) 1/2 cup pepitas or sunflower kernels 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 egg 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt [...]

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What is palliative care?

Palliative Care – a relatively new type of care for patients and families confronting serious, progressive illnesses – is now expanding to include outpatients at Agnesian HealthCare. It has already been offered to inpatients at St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital. Though it is sometimes confused with end-of-life hospice care, palliative care reaches out [...]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Part 3

October is breast cancer awareness month, which you have probably noticed by all the pink that you see around you. Stacy Hammack, a mammogram technologist at Ripon Medical Center, along with Bill Daly, Director of the Agnesian Cancer Center, discuss the importance of prevention and early detection.   To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, [...]

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