How many calories should I be eating?

For a simple way to calculate the number of calories you should be eating, take your body weight and multiply it by 10. This amount will maintain your current weight. If you are not happy with that weight or need to lose a few pounds, read on.  These guidelines are approved by Heather Schmidt, DO, [...]

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In The Springtime of Your Grief

It has been such a long winter this year, the never-ending snow, subzero weather reports and the gale force winds. I have never looked forward to getting spring fever as much as I have this year. I long to stand in my kitchen window and see the first flowers of spring peek through the brown [...]

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RMC Construction Update: April 5, 2014

The new Ripon Medical Center will feature two labor/delivery/recovery and postpartum rooms, allowing expecting moms to receive all birthing services in the same room. The hospital will also feature a total of 18 private patient rooms: 14 medical/surgical and three Intensive Care Unit rooms.  

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The world’s trickiest tongue twister

Stephanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, a researcher with the Speech Communication Group at MIT, recently presented the world’s trickiest tongue twister to the Acoustical Society of America.  Her research focuses on speech errors as a way of understanding normal brain function through analyzing the types and patterns of errors. The tongue twister? Say this 10 times fast: Pad [...]

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Your family, your health

Part one of three If you’ve ever tried to track your ancestors, you know that family history is a complex puzzle with many missing pieces. Constructing your family medical history is an even more complex process, but if you persevere and do it right, you can gain important information that can affect your own health [...]

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Healing Thoughts: April 2014

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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Are you being fooled by distractions this April Fool’s Day?

Several years ago, we went through the challenging task of teaching our son to ride his bike. This time, instead of doing the old, chase him and hold on, let go and see him fall on the hard cement technique, we started out on the grass on a hill that slopes slightly. (I think we [...]

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