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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Part VII

How often does the savant lose his or her special skills? In my experience, not very often. Indeed, quite to the contrary, continued practice and use of the special skills generally leads to greater ability, more facility and increased expertise. For many years there was a debate, in trying to help the savant, whether to [...]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 70s

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. Adults never outgrow the need [...]

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Cutting Edge Cancer Therapy in Fond du Lac

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center There are times that I am absolutely stunned at the breadth and depth of cancer care services available at the Agnesian Cancer Center, and recently I was reminded again how up to date we really are. In the April 11, 2013 issue [...]

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Keys to breastfeeding success: Part One

Written by: Jodi DeMaa, MSN, RNC, IBCLC and Rita Parker, BSN, RN, IBCLC of Agnesian HealthCare As parents, we often make decisions that affect the lifetime health of our children. As expectant parents, one of the first critical decisions we make is how to feed our infant. Growing scientific research has proven repeatedly new and interesting characteristics [...]

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Q & A About Onboarding

Q: I have heard about onboarding. Can you tell me a little more about this? A: Thank you for a great question. Onboarding refers to, from the starting point of interviewing job applicants, the process of orienting, training and helping a new employee become part of the work group and culture. Here are thoughts from [...]

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Healing Thoughts: August 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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Do You Have Trouble Swallowing Pills?

A recent national survey showed that 40 percent of adults report having trouble swallowing pills. Many admitted that they delayed or skipped taking necessary medications because of their difficulty. It also noted that more than 75 percent of those adults having difficulty hadn’t informed their doctor. Pill swallowing difficulty is usually caused by anatomical dysfunction [...]

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