Osteoporosis

Ice vs. Heat

There seems to be a lot of confusion lately about whether to ice or heat an injury. Years ago, medical professionals often recommended to apply ice for 24 hours and then to start using heat for the following 48 hours. There are many instances where this is no longer the case, and quite frankly, bad [...]

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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Written by: Lindsay Swope, Domestic Violence Counselor with Agnesian HealthCare Many times when we think of abusive relationships we often think of relationships involving adults; however abuse among teens in intimate relationships is occurring as we speak. Below are statistics that only begin to shed light on this prevalent issue of teen dating violence. Nearly [...]

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Lung Cancer Screening for High Risk Individuals

Lung cancer is the third highest diagnosed cancer in Fond du Lac County, and is the leading cause of cancer death in Fond du Lac County and the state of Wisconsin. Often times, lung cancer has very few symptoms or the symptoms are the same as what smokers already have. Until recently, there hasn’t been [...]

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Heart Healthy Meal for Heart Health Month

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD Agnesian HealthCare Dietitian According to TIME.com, consumers spend an average $100 more at restaurants on their special Valentine’s Day meal than they normally would. This price usually comes with at least half a day’s worth of calories and more than a day’s worth of saturated fat and sodium. [...]

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Puppy Love Part IV: Breaking Up for Beginners

Relationships in the teenage years are simultaneously thrilling and devastating. Here is the conclusion to our four-part blog about “Puppy Love.  Breaking Up for Beginners Don’t hate the other person when they let you know their feelings have changed. (By the way, most teens are not very practiced at breaking up respectfully)! Don’t expect that [...]

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Cold versus warm fluids when exercising

I have heard several arguments for drinking cold or warm fluids while exercising. Many people believe that drinking cold water makes your body work harder to cool off the fluid. According to the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, cyclists who drank cold fluids finished a time trial in 90 degree heat two [...]

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Happy Sleep

February: sleep deprivation and heart disease

February, as I am sure you know by now,  is American Heart Health Awareness Month. Heart disease is the number one cause of death according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and there is more and more evidence strengthening the connection between sleep deprivation and heart issues. Not getting enough sleep can happen for [...]

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