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Nurses receive award as most ethical profession

Written by: Ann Sorgent, Clinical Supervisor at Agnesian Cancer Center, Medical oncology I received a very nice e-mail from Dr. Joel Lundberg the other week. It was the announcement that once again nurses had received the top spot as the most trustworthy profession, having received the number one ranking in a survey of more than 1,000 [...]

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Puppy Love Series Part 1 – Dating in the teenage years

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating.  Follow our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.” When should teenagers start dating? Even though girls and guys begin to pair up as early as the sixth grade, that doesn’t mean you’re ready to date. At age 12 and 13, you should probably feel completely overwhelmed [...]

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Do you have a cola drinking problem???

Do you drink cola beverages?  I just recently read an abstract from a United States government bulletin.  “The popular cola drink is a strange mixture of phosphoric acid, sugar, coloring and flavoring matter.  The amount of phosphoric acid is 55%, giving cola drinks an acidity of pH 2.6, or about the same as vinegar.  Why [...]

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Life Lesson #3: My Badge of Honor

It’s time to share our grief. Grief can be a full range of emotions that come in waves over an extended period of time. Grieving is a natural process and is very normal. You may feel as if you are living life in slow motion or walking in a fog. You may not be able [...]

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National Wear Red Day – February 7

Written by: Juan Diaz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care One out of every three deaths among women in the United States each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke. That makes it the No. 1 cause of death in women, leading to more fatalities than all [...]

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Supersized Waistlines of Americans… and 10 tips to shrink yours

Are you like the 60% of American’s who eat a fast food lunch at least once a week; or the 25% who eat out 5 or MORE times because of a hectic life? Although a meal eaten on the run fits easily into a busy schedule; it is not an invitation to eat unhealthy or [...]

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Are You Considering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine?

What you need to know about HPV HPV is attributed to about 22,000 cancer cases in men and women in the United States each year. Cancers caused by HPV include: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, base of tongue, tonsil and throat cancer. HPV can also cause other diseases, such as genital warts.  Many of these [...]

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