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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Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama Seven Compassion Practices (from Leo Babauta – http://zenhabits.net/about/) Morning ritual. Greet each morning with a ritual. Try this one, suggested by the Dalai Lama: “Today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, [...]

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FAQ: Where can I get a flu shot?

We have been receiving many questions about where you can get a flu shot.  The Agnesian Pharmacies are here to take of that need.

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Video Blog: God Reveals His Plan

In this C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith video, Bishop Don Hying speaks to all of us who wonder why our plans don’t always seem to match God‘s plans. If you’re asking yourself “what is God’s plan for me?” this video is for you. Topic based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church.       [...]

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What is portion control?

I believe that one of our biggest struggles in our society today is portion control. Over the past 20 years, our portion sizes have gradually increased so that we actually believe that we are eating appropriate portion sizes. While a larger portion of fruits and vegetables is usually not an issue, a larger portion of protein or [...]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Part 2

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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