The New RMC Emergency Department and West Entrance

The new Emergency Department at Ripon Medical Center will be located on the hospital’s west side and will have a separate entrance off Douglas Street. An ambulance bay is being constructed. The Emergency Department will be surrounding by services that complement their efforts, including imaging, laboratory and surgical services.             [...]

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Behind the Scenes of the Agnesian HealthCare and YMCA Pink Glove Dance Video

Featuring Keri Sabel, the star of the Agnesian HealthCare and YMCA Pink Glove Dance Spotlight Family: Husband, Brad; and Sons, Cade, 11; Ian, 9; and Jax, 4 Profession: Nurse at Agnesian HealthCare Signature Dance Move: Any and all! Top Songs on Keri’s Soundtrack to Life: “One Day You Will” by Lady Antebellum and “Roar” by [...]

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Breast cancer awareness: What is inflammatory breast cancer?

According to the National Cancer Institute, inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.” Inflammatory breast cancer accounts for one to [...]

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Part One: Parents as partners in safety

We consider your care and the care and protection of your infant to be our highest priority. We seek your partnership. At the time of delivery, two identification bands with black numbers will be placed on your baby’s wrist and ankle. An identical band will be placed on the mother and the father or other [...]

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How do I stop bullying?

Bullying seems to be a continued word that is being talked about, especially now that school is back in full swing.  Bullying is any unwanted or aggressive, repeated behavior where there is an imbalance of power between two or more individuals.  For children and adolescents, bullying happens more frequently in areas where there is less [...]

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Insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military

Military members that have trouble sleeping prior to deployment have a greater risk of developing mental disorders once they return home. Men and women with pre-existing insomnia symptoms may develop PTSD, depression, and anxiety – which are equal to combat exposure. Understanding the risk factors is very importance in a military setting. The largest study [...]

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The Silent Acid Reflux: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

The most commonly known acid reflux disorder is called Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD). Popular treatment medications, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Pepcid, have catchy television commercials showing actors complaining of heartburn and indigestion. GERD is a disorder caused when the lower esophageal sphincter opens and stomach acids come back up into the esophagus. A lesser known [...]

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