New RMC Main Entrance

Ripon Medical Center’s new main entrance will feature a canopy for convenient patient drop off and pick up, even in rainy weather. The lobby will be open and inviting, including windows that will add natural lighting for patients and visitors. Services will be readily available from the new lobby. Separate entrances will also be available [...]

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Depression Awareness

National Depression Screening Month Depression is very common due to our hectic lifestyles and increased demands that are placed upon us. If left untreated, research indicates that depression may contribute to cardiac concerns and diabetes. The good news is that depression is treatable. Key Indicators of Depression • Persistent sadness, anxiety or feeling “empty” • [...]

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Why Do I Cough When I Eat?

The cough reflex is part of the body’s self-defense system against foreign particles entering the respiratory system. The trachea and upper airway have irritant receptors which sense the particles and activate the cough. The chest and throat muscles contract in sequence, resulting in a sudden, strong airflow to help expel the offending material. When people [...]

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Can athletes have sleep apnea?

Yes they can! The Pro Player Health Alliance hosts free public events for fans to learn about the personal struggles of their football heroes. Their Tackle Sleep Apnea campaign is for people to see firsthand that even super star athletes are vulnerable to this disorder. The Pro Player Health Alliance is raising awareness in a [...]

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Video Blog: Should We Always Tell the Truth?

They say “the truth hurts.” Some of us even quote John 8:32, declaring that “…the truth will set you free.” Should we always be truthful, always? Bishop Don Hying shows us how sharing the truth can be a phenomenal way of sharing love. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2464).

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Audio Blog: Dr. Tom Fabricius discusses men’s health

Agnesian HealthCare’s Dr. Tom Fabricius, Family Medicine Physician, talks about men’s health issues on the KFIZ  morning show.

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Cancer Risks – Control What You Can!

Written by: Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN, Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center A paper recently published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal discussed studies revealing that the taller a post-menopausal woman is, the greater risk she has of developing cancer.  This discussion was prompted by a recent study of data from over 144,000 women [...]

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