Are there other options for taking multiple medications?

Written by: Katie Voskuil, RT(R), CPhT, Compounding Technician, Agnesian Pharmacy Often times older adults, children with special needs and patients struggling with pain and chronic infections find it difficult to take their medications. Compounding of medications may be the answer. What is medication compounding in layman’s terms? Compounding is making custom medications for patients. Similar to […]

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Should I use antibiotics for my cold symptoms?

Written by: Brenda Grass, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Antibiotics are becoming less and less effective, in part due to over-prescription and inappropriate use. Antibiotics aren’t needed for common illnesses, like colds, most sore throats, the flu and even some ear infections. These illnesses are often caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics. Sometimes the […]

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Steps to drop a few pounds

Success will never be a big step in the future. Success is a small step taken just now. -Jonathan Martensson As you’ve heard, walking is one of the greatest and easiest exercises we can do. There are other simple steps that you can take to lose weight, get fit, and experience optimal health and be your […]

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How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

Written by: Lindsay Dorn, REEGT, RPSGT, Agnesian Center for Sleep Disorders A sleep disorder is broadly defined as a physical or psychological issue that impairs your ability to sleep or causes increased sleepiness during the day. Everyone can experience sleep concerns from time to time. However, you might have a sleep disorder if: You regularly […]

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Parenting after Divorce

Approximately half of all marriages end in divorce and some of these involve children. While the end of a committed relationship is extremely hard on the adults involved, the children are also at times devastated by their parents splitting. What parents can do to increase the chance that their children will emerge the least harmed […]

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Only the turkey should be STUFFED this holiday season

Written by: Tara Schmitz, Wellness Coordinator, Agnesian Work & Wellness Research from the Calorie Control Council says that the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during a traditional holiday meal. That’s three times the amount of fat and over double the amount of calories we are supposed to consume […]

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Healing Thoughts: November 2016

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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