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Why does breast cancer get so much more attention compared to other cancers?

I feel that this occurs because one in eight women will get breast cancer; and let’s face it, who doesn’t know someone who has had breast cancer? I have heard an oncologist say that breast cancer has become an “epidemic.” It is unfortunate that we know so many women with this cancer, but it is […]

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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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Social Skills Video: Accepting Consequences

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Obesity Overtaking

Written by: Rosanne Wetzel, Dietetic Intern UW-Green Bay In a day and age where children are bombarded with media and completely absorbed in new technology, how do we get the importance of physical well-being to be the influence that will “tip the scales” in the right direction? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more […]

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Fitness vs Thinness

What heart rate should I exercise at?

What is cardiovascular exercise? Cardiovascular exercise (cardio) is when you are taking in increased amounts of oxygen and working your heart and lungs (the cardiovascular system) to a level sufficient to make positive changes to the system. Examples of positive changes include an increased VO2 maximum, decreased resting heart rate, and the obvious better intake […]

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Audio blog: The importance of preventative exams for women

Dr. Scott Hansfield, OB/GYN at Waupun Memorial Hospital a member of Agnesian HealthCare, was recently interviewed regarding women’s health issues and the importance of preventative exams for women.  

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Mindfulness – A Key to Peace in a Busy World

As school gets into full swing, many families find themselves busier than ever juggling the demands of work, school, family and activities. We find ourselves running from one moment to the next, stressed and often times not enjoying the activity in which we are engaged. Though this may seem to be the reality of a […]

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