Falling asleep at the wheel

Have you ever wondered if the person driving towards you on the road had a good night’s sleep? You may not, but I do. People with undiagnosed sleep apnea are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel and have an increased chance of being involved in a traffic accident. People with untreated sleep apnea [...]

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Video Blog: What Does Pro-Life Really Mean?

Does the “pro-life” stance begin and end with unborn babies? What about human rights and our fellow man? Is there more to being “pro-life?” Bishop Don Hying shares more on the Catholic belief that all life is valuable. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2258).  

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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Final Part

Might there be a little Rain Man in each of us? The idea that some savant capabilities – a little Rain Man – might reside in each of us rises from several observations. First, there have been instances reported of previously non-disabled, “normal” individuals in whom some previously latent savant skills emerged following a head [...]

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Suicide Resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at (800) 273-TALK. Virtually all calls to this helpline are answered in Wisconsin at a crisis center closest to you. Otherwise contact the person’s physician, a local mental health professional, a clergyperson or another trusted professional. Become informed. Following are important resources that will help you understand [...]

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Concerned about suicide with a student or youth?

Together as a community, we can make a difference in the lives of our youth. ACT Ask and Acknowledge. If a youth is acting differently, ask what is wrong and acknowledge feelings, rather than minimizing them. “I’m sorry to hear that. It sounds really hard.” Don’t be afraid to directly ask “Are you thinking about [...]

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What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Written by: Dr. Michael Vander Kooy, Radiation Oncologist September is recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Cancer statistics tell us that about one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about one in 36 men will die from the disease. [...]

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Suicide screenings important for teens

Programs like the Fond du Lac Area YScreen are important. One out of every five teens in America has emotional health concerns. The 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 14 percent of the teens surveyed seriously considered suicide in the past year, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in Wisconsin [...]

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