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Weigh In on Fit vs. Fat

With tiny celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate Olsen and Nicole Ritchie receiving widespread coverage in the news, men and women of all ages are seeing excessively lean figures on television and in magazines.  While the average television commercial or magazine advertisement may not seem harmful at first glance, upon further examination, many of them can [...]

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Loving Someone With Mental Illness

Having a mental health concern is a tough “row to hoe.” Whether you are facing anxiety and apprehension, alcoholism, fighting your way through depression, or yearning to fit in socially and have friends, it is hard to stay persistent in setting healthy routines and challenging yourself to reach new levels. But, what if you love [...]

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What you need to know about whooping cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, can have serious consequences for infants and older adults, says David Maruska, MD, a family medicine physician with Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic. Dr. Maruska encourages families to check out this article with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. Pertussis vaccines are recommended for children, teens, and adults, [...]

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Video Blog: How to tone your thighs

Many people struggle with the appearance of their thighs. They bike, they run, they walk, they are in good shape, yet they see little to no improvement on the definition of their quadriceps or hamstrings. So what can you do to see results? It’s not going to be easy, but Chris Schattschneider, an athletic trainer [...]

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Effectively managing psoriasis

Individuals struggling with psoriasis can find new hope in more effectively managing this skin concern, according to James Schuster, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic. Physical activity has come to the foreground as one potential influencer. Read more about what researchers have found regarding physical activity and psoriasis. Results from [...]

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Do you know your cholesterol number?

Cholesterol seems simple. Lower your cholesterol number and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the number is much more complex. “Cholesterol is a naturally-occurring, wax-like substance that is needed by the body to build cell walls and make hormones,” says Kimberly Udlis, APNP, a cardiac nurse practitioner at Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional [...]

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Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake Recipe

Gluten-free angel food cake

This recipe is: Healthy & Diabetic Friendly Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling Yield: 16 Servings Ingredients 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10) 3/4 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup white rice flour 1/4 cup tapioca flour 1/4 cup potato starch 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar 3/4 teaspoon [...]

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