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Healing Thoughts: April 2015

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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How to NOT be a parent of a narcissist

A recent study published on-line in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (on-line March 9, 2015) shows that narcissism is higher in children whose parents overvalue them and their achievements. Children are taught that they are better than others and are more special than others. They believe that they are superior and are [...]

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Does sleep have any connection to alcohol?

April is alcohol awareness month, so as a clinical sleep educator, I did some research to see if there were any connections between sleep and alcohol. I found a few. Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk of developing issues with alcohol compared with their peers who don’t drink. Research has found [...]

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Springtime of emotions

Spring is just around the corner for most of us. However, for those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one, it might just be another season without them. Grief is a very personal and unique experience. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to allow ourselves to feel the [...]

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Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram

How are breast ultrasounds different from digital mammography?

Mammograms are the “gold standard” for breast cancer screening.  Other modalities such as ultrasound and MRI can be used as an adjunct in order to determine if an abnormality seen on mammography is suspicious for a malignancy or not.   Some abnormalities seen on mammograms need to be imaged by ultrasound in order to determine if [...]

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Why prevention education about domestic violence matters?

Prior to joining Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Services, I had worked full time in child welfare for about eight years in Milwaukee County (as an ongoing case manager) and Fond du Lac County (as an initial assessment worker). Typically, parents would not respond positively to a social worker connecting with them and would provide their [...]

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Audio Blog: When to consider hip replacement or resurfacing

Dr. Eric Nelson, an orthopedic surgeon at Waupun Memorial Hospital was recently interviewed about his job. He also discussed options for hip pain, such as hip resurfacing or hip replacement. Listen now.

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