Think LOUD: Improving Your Voice with Parkinson’s Disease

Written by: Heather Lindert, Graduate Student Intern, M.S., CF-SLP The evidence-based Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program has been extensively researched and utilized with individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. The research found that for many individuals, the improvements in voice using the LSVT techniques lasted up to two years after completing the therapy program. What does LSVT treatment [...]

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What is a reference range?

You went to the doctor or had a laboratory screening or diagnostic test performed and the results are in.  For some tests, the result is easy and straightforward to read – positive or negative. However, many tests require some interpretation when results are above or below the reference range. A reference range, in many cases, [...]

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Your path to radical acceptance

Marsha Linehan is a  psychologist who developed a type of behavior therapy known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.   The therapy was initially developed by her as a treatment for individuals who had a history of self-destructive and severe mental health problems.  In her five-moduled therapy, individuals learn how to become more resilient in the face of [...]

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Promote healthy eating as a family

Parents whose children reach for fruits and vegetables instead of candy and chips are more than just lucky. They most likely are healthy eaters themselves and usually aren’t afraid to sample unique foods in front of their children. Children learn more about wholesome patterns by mimicking their parents than they do from reading or listening [...]

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How much sleep do you need versus what you actually get?

Amy Bohl, LAT, at Agnesian HealthCare Bone & Joint Health How many of us wake up tired each morning? Most of us probably think about going to bed earlier or look forward to the weekend when we can “catch up” on sleep. Unfortunately, lost sleep over several days or a week cannot be made up [...]

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Video Blog: Expiration Dates Matter

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director at Agnesian HealthCare If you searched through your medications at home, would you find any that are expired?  As medications age or are stored improperly, the amount of the useful ingredients in the medication decrease causing them to be ineffective or even potentially dangerous.  It is really important to [...]

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What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

Written by: Jessica Boelk, RN with Agnesian HealthCare Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that consists of abdominal pain, cramping, fluctuation of bowel patterns (diarrhea and/or constipation), increased gas, bloating and food intolerances. IBS is different from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, as it is not an autoimmune [...]

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