Women and breast cancer

Breast cancer awareness: What are BRCA 1 and BRCA 2?

The BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are human caretaker genes that produce proteins, called breast cancer type 1 and breast cancer type 2 susceptibility proteins. They are responsible for repairing DNA. The BRCA 1 gene repairs breaks in strands of DNA, whose helix formation is continuously being broken from damage. Sometimes one or both [...]

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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Written by: Tiffany Wiese, Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Program Coordinator This Wednesday, October 9, is National HealthCares About Domestic Violence Day. This day aims to reach members of the healthcare community to educate them on the importance of screening for abuse in the healthcare setting. It also helps bring awareness to the long-term physical and emotional [...]

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Lobby at the new Ripon Medical Center

The new lobby at Ripon Medical Center features an open concept to help patients and families easily locate the services or programs they are seeking. A gift shop will be off the lobby for conveniences, and a fireplace will provide a healing environment for those coming to the hospital. Journeys: a health resource center will [...]

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Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner that creates an environment of terror for the other partner and includes, but is not limited to, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse as well as threats and destructiveness directed at the [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Apple & Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Ingredients Filling: 1 cup dried apples, chopped 1/3 cup thawed apple juice concentrate, undiluted 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese 1 large egg Pastry: 12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed Cooking spray 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, divided 1/4 cup sugar, divided Topping: [...]

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Fall and winter training

With steam coming off the lake in the morning, it’s clear that fall is probably here.  With it can come a decrease in training and meals full of those amazing calorie filled comfort foods and a season of arm-chair quarterbacking. Don’t let your fitness slip away this year as your “off-season” begins. You worked too [...]

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Healing Thoughts: October 2013

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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