What is IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

Written by: Jessica Boelk, RN with Agnesian HealthCare Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that consists of abdominal pain, cramping, fluctuation of bowel patterns (diarrhea and/or constipation), increased gas, bloating and food intolerances. IBS is different from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, as it is not an autoimmune […]

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What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by repeated periods of eating large quantities of food, combined with a sense of loss of control without regular compensatory behaviors (purging, laxatives, exercising excessively). Symptoms include: a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control how much one is eating, eating much more rapidly than normal, eating until […]

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Healthy Recipe: Citrus Couscous

With summer right around the corner I came up with a new side dish to go along with just about anything at your picnic. Replace the potato chips or ranch dressing covered pasta salad with this lighter side dish. The different textures and light flavors in this salad are sure to please. Serve it alongside […]

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Healing Thoughts: June 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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How to prepare for cold water swims

As the triathlon season is starting to kick off in many parts of the country, the thoughts of getting into the open water start to enter the minds of many. There are many questions that should be going through your head, which include: Does my wetsuit still fit? What kind of swim cap will I […]

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Video Blog: Using Medicines Wisely

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Medications are a very important method for helping you with your health, they may also cause harm if not used correctly.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe while using medications: Ask Questions!  Make sure you understand how you take your medication and why you are taking […]

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The 411 on Celiac Disease

Written by: Liz Gorecki, RD, CSO, CD with Agnesian HealthCare I’m sure everyone knows at least one person who has been or still is following a gluten-free diet for some reason or another. However, for 3 million Americans this diet is necessary and the only treatment for their disorder – celiac disease. Celiac Disease Celiac […]

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