Preventing Sport-Related Knee Injuries

A torn knee ligament is one of the most debilitating injuries that routinely occur in young athletes.  Sports that involve jumping, cutting, pivoting and sudden stops such as football, basketball, soccer and volleyball place the athlete at a greater risk for developing a knee injury. The good news is that there are ways to decrease […]

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Do mammograms hurt?

Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful. Remember that compression is needed in order to see all your breast tissue properly.  Although everyone‘s breast tissue is different and some may have more discomfort than others, here are some ideas to help decrease the discomfort. Try to schedule your […]

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What’s behind that radiation door?

Written by: Filip Troicki, MD If you have ever visited the Agnesian Cancer Center, you may have asked yourself: “What’s behind that radiation door?” If you never had the opportunity to visit the Agnesian Cancer Center, I’m referring to the milky door in the radiation department behind which patients disappear and then re-appear a few […]

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Five things to consider before using e-cigarettes

Five questions and answers to review before using or recommending the use of e-cigarettes. What is the quality control process during manufacturing of the devices, liquid nicotine and non-nicotine juice? Currently there are no federal regulations on how the devices and liquids are manufactured, mixed, stored or distributed. Contents vary widely and don’t always match the ingredients or amounts listed on […]

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What the Pink Glove Dance means to our community- Pink Glove Dance 2015?

Agnesian HealthCare has a unique opportunity to touch the lives of cancer survivors, families and the community members by participating in the Pink Glove Dance. Our mission is to bring Hope, Health & Wholeness to those we serve by honoring the sacredness and dignity of all persons at every stage of life. While we recognize […]

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Healing Thoughts: September 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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Savant Syndrome: Rain Man re-visited

The world’s best known autistic savant is Raymond Babbitt as so marvelously portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rain Man.  But Raymond Babbitt was a fictional character, albeit very accurately depicted. I have been collecting examples of ‘real-life’ savants for a number of years now and published a report on 319 such individuals in […]

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