Indoor Cycling – Banish the Boredom!

How many of you haven’t done any form of exercise since it started getting cold out? Is your bike sitting in the garage with flat tires? You know there is something you can do about that? Get a trainer and start riding inside! I frequently hear from my cycling friends that the “trainer is sooooooo […]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The cervix is a female organ that connects the vagina to the uterus. While cervical cancer often times does not have any symptoms, the good news is that cervical cancer can be easily diagnosed with a Pap test. Regular Pap tests help to detect the cervical cancer at an […]

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Swallowing Difficulties after Spinal Surgery

Swallowing difficult (dysphagia) is a common complication of spinal surgery.  Studies suggest that as many as 60 percent of patients experience some difficulty swallowing within the first two or three weeks after surgery.  Patients who received an anterior approach (through the front of the neck) are more likely to experience dysphagia. Previous thought was that […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Women

Are you part of the 45 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions, only to let yourself down and not follow through on them? It is common that most women want to eat less, eat healthier, exercise more, make time for the children, and on and on. According to WebMD, we need to follow […]

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Feeling Stressed?

Stress is a very common experience that all of us experience every day. It’s our body’s way of responding to demands throughout the day. This stress can be good stress – stress that motivates or protects us, or bad stress – stress that gets in our way physically and/or mentally. Take a look at the […]

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26 Healthy Habits: Part Two – Health and Hygiene

The first part of this article review was on food and drink – what’s really healthy and what is marketed to be healthy.  Learning how to read labels and increasing your knowledge helps you be a savvy consumer.  Still, there’s so much information out there which makes it really difficult to know – who is […]

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Healing Thoughts: January 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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