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FAQ: Does exercise help relieve menstrual cramp pain?

Written by: Brita McCullough, M.D. A: Great question! The answer is yes, exercise can help to ease the pain of menstrual cramps in women. Exercise relieves cramps because it helps your body release beta-endorphins, which are internal opioids. Internal opioids are a substance produced in the brain that acts as a natural pain reliever for [...]

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Sleep Tips for the Summer

The weather is warm and the sun shines longer into the night. We are busy from one project or event to another. How do we get a good night’s sleep when it is hot and the sun is still shining. 1) Limit your exposure to light later at night. Wear sunglasses or invest in room [...]

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Golf – Want to be injury free with lower scores?

Golf is one of the higher injury-producing sports played in the United States. One would think hitting a little ball with a club wouldn’t cause that many injuries.  However, there is a tremendous amount of force traveling through the body to project that little bar further. Elbow injuries are the most common among amateur golfers, [...]

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Video Blog: What is Sin?

Most Christians believe that every person is a sinner – every one of us. Sure, people do bad things, sometimes. How do we know if those “bad things” are actually sins? Let’s hear more from Bishop Don about sin and how it affects us, every day. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1846). [...]

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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Part V

What is ‘autism?’ What is the relationship of savant syndrome to autism? The word “autism” has lost its specificity. With respect to children the term “autism” referred originally to a group of youngsters first described by Dr. Leo Kanner in 1943 to whom he attached the diagnosis of Early Infantile Autism. These were children who [...]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 50s

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. In addition to a full [...]

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Pink Glove Dance: Join the Movement

Agnesian HealthCare is excited to announce the kickoff of the 2013 Pink Glove Dance! Last year, our community rallied together to land our Pink Glove Dance video in the top ten percent nationwide! “We were overwhelmed by the community’s support in 2012,” says Holly Brenner, vice president of Strategic Development & Marketing with Agnesian HealthCare. [...]

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