Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Part IV

What is the relationship of savant syndrome to IQ? When Dr. Down originally named the condition idiot savant, he linked its name with a classification of IQ of less than 25, but almost all reported cases have occurred in persons with an IQ above 40. However a low measured IQ score, or “mental retardation” either […]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 40s

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. In addition to a full […]

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Spiritual care during cancer treatment

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor with the Agnesian Cancer Center The Agnesian Cancer Center is blessed to serve patients and their families with the help of Sister Julia, part of the Spiritual Care Services team at Agnesian HealthCare. S. Julia is the chaplain assigned to the Agnesian Cancer Center, as well […]

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Pap Smear Testing Q & A

Written by: Lisa Michels, RN, BSN Q: I heard I do not need a pap smear once a year anymore, but instead once every two years. Is this true? A: There is no definitive answer to this question. It depends on your age and health history. While most women can follow the guidelines below, it […]

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Healing Thoughts: July 2013

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one.  All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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30 days…30 ways

You may be thinking – I would like to live a more healthy lifestyle; can you give some ways to get started? Here are some suggestions from Janelle Baldwin, lead trainer with Agnesian is there generic cialis HealthCare’s associate fitness center. Give them a try! Let us know how they work for you! Jot down […]

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Helpful hints for sore muscles

What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout?  Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! One great way to assist with muscle recovery is to use a foam roller.  Foam rollers come in many shapes, sizes and colors; the most common is a 6”x36”.  White rollers are often […]

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