Becoming healthy before becoming pregnant: Part I

Written by: Steven Sheppard, DO Pre-conception nutrition is a vital part of preparing for pregnancy. Factors such as your weight compared with your height and what you eat can play an important role in your health during pregnancy and the health of your developing fetus. Pre-pregnancy weight Your pre-pregnancy weight has a direct influence on your baby’s […]

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Benefits of using art to heal

Being creative can reduce stress. Often relaxation and enjoyment are the main goals when thinking about making art. Art can also be more than a hobby or pretty picture. Art therapy is an expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Art therapy can […]

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Proper Tackling Technique

By: Corey Wencl, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center USA Football has developed a program called “Heads Up Football,” which has been designed to advance player safety in the game of football.  In this program, they focus on “heads up tackling” along with other strategies to increase player safety in the game of football. […]

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Introduction to Menopause

Written by: Steven Sheppard, DO When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause. Often called the change of life, this stage signals the end of a woman’s ability to have children. Many health care providers actually use the term menopause to refer to the period of time when […]

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Being safe during physical activity

When you are moving or being active it is exercise for your body. The word exercise has gotten a bad rap in our sedentary society…so let’s call it movement. I put together a list of ways you can bring safe and fun movement into your life if you cringe at the word exercise… There are […]

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What is urinary incontinence?

Written by: Steven Sheppard, DO Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage. UI can range from […]

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Back to School, Back to Packing Lunches

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness Breakfast has always been said to be the most important meal of the day, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the importance of lunch. A healthy lunch provides the fuel for our children’s brains and bodies for the rest of the day. Lunch […]

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