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Video Blog: Using Medicines Wisely

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Medications are a very important method for helping you with your health, they may also cause harm if not used correctly.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe while using medications: Ask Questions!  Make sure you understand how you take your medication and why you are taking […]

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The 411 on Celiac Disease

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD with Agnesian HealthCare I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who has been or still is following a gluten-free diet for some reason or another. However, for 3 million Americans this diet is necessary and the only treatment for their disorder – celiac disease. Celiac Disease Celiac […]

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Childhood anxiety: how to help your child with worries

It would be wonderful if the innocence of childhood could be worry-free. Unfortunately, many children can by filled with worry, anxiety and fear. The good news is that teaching children ways to manage worries and cope positively with anxiety as they develop can have a lifelong positive impact. What is anxiety? An automatic response built […]

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Testosterone therapy…is it right for you?

Written by: Robert Santa-Cruz, MD with Agnesian HealthCare Urology Services The possibilities of testosterone therapy are enticing – increase your muscle mass, sharpen your memory and concentration, boost your libido and improve your energy level. As you get older, testosterone therapy may sound like the ultimate anti-aging formula. Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in […]

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Why do we worry so much about body image?

Body-image is how we think, feel, and react to our own perceived physical appearances to the outer world.  Body-image develops over time based on culture, media, family, peers, others, and our own mental thoughts.  Body image is not permanent; it is always changing and is a process we can work on and adjust over lifetime. […]

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Video Blog: Giving Medicine to Children

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Important tips to remember when giving kids medications: If mixing medication in the child’s food, only mix the medication in a small amount that the child will eat.  Give the medication mixed in food with the first few bites of the meal or snack. If the medication is mixed […]

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How often should I get a pelvic exam?

The American College of Gynecology (ACOG) changed the guidelines for frequency of PAP exams to eliminate unnecessary testing of younger and older women with no history of abnormal PAP smears and at low risk for developing cervical cancer. Age 30 on, ACOG says that screenings can be cut to every two to three years when […]

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