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Are Allergies Stealing Your Sleep?

With approximately one in five Americans suffering from allergies, many of us do not have a good night’s sleep during specific times of year. The earlier in the season a sufferer is exposed to allergens, the more susceptible they are to develop symptoms and to have problems with even lower levels of these allergens later […]

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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

Speech, language and hearing disorders are among the most common disabilities in the United States. However, unlike many other disabilities, these disorders are often reversible and even preventable with intervention. Identify the Signs is a national effort by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to combat an overall lack of awareness about communication disorders – a major […]

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

Written by: Diane Park MSN, RN, CNL – Primary Stroke Center Coordinator at Agnesian HealthCare Approximately 800,000 people in the United States have strokes each year. That’s a lot of people whose lives are affected by stroke. Apart from being a major cause of death and cause of disability, stroke is also an expensive disease and consumes a […]

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Preventing breast cancer starts with young girls

A recent article by Reuters Health brings hope to young girls and women for preventing breast cancer. Recent reports indicate that almost half of all breast cancer cases could be prevented. Preventing breast cancer starts at a young age for girls. Lifestyle behaviors for girls between the time they start menstruating and have their first […]

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May is PKU Awareness Month

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. It results from a mutation in the gene necessary for the breakdown of liver enzymes into necessary amino acids needed by the body for cell function. When this action doesn’t occur, an accumulation of phenylalanine occurs. If PKU is untreated, it can lead to cognitive disabilities, seizures […]

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Exercise: a moderate proposal (Part Two)

Part Two: Raising your heart rate In terms of heart rate, experts define moderate activity as anything that gets the heart beating at 50 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate; vigorous, at 70 to 85 percent of capacity. Although there are individual variations due to genetics and fitness levels, you can generally determine […]

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Healing Thoughts: May 2014

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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