Get to Know Savant Syndrome: Part I

How common is savant syndrome? Approximately one in 10 (10 percent) of individuals with autistic disorder have some savant skills. In other forms of development disability, mental retardation or brain injury, savant skills occur in less than 1 percent of such individuals (approximately 1:2000 in people with mental retardation). These other forms of mental disability [...]

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Video Blog: What Happens at Mass?

Mass celebrations or church services, seem very involved and sometimes they’re really long. Why is that? Bishop Don Hying runs down the elements of Mass for us and helps us see the beauty of celebrating with others. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1346).  

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Simple Ways to Keep a Strong Heart

Keeping an active and healthy lifestyle is very important to support a strong and healthy heart. While cardiovascular exercise can include running on a treadmill, it can encompass many other activities.  For example, keeping harmful chemicals out of your body and focusing on healthy habits is also essential to a healthy heart. Below are five [...]

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Audio Blog: About Hospice Hope and Palliative Care

Agnesian HealthCare’s Andy Land, Director of Hospice Hope & Palliative Care, talks about the options for loved ones with limited life expectancies. Andy Land Interview about Hospice Hope and Palliative Care by Agnesian HealthCare

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Work & Pregnancy: Guidelines for Working during Pregnancy

Many women work during pregnancy without any complications. Being able to work safely, in some cases, until the day of delivery depends on the type of work performed and the mother-to-be’s medical condition. However, the workplace can pose certain risks, depending upon the occupation. Knowing what these risks are and minimizing them will help increase [...]

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Top 10 Things for your Kids when they say “I’m Bored” this summer

Create Fun Lists in Four Categories  – Cut them apart and put in envelopes.  Depending on the situation, put the ideas from the envelope, into a hat and have your childpick one to do. Indoor ideas by yourself (e.g. play solitaire, juggle three balloons, draw) Indoor ideas with others (e.g. play charades, play “guess what’s [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Shortcakes

Ingredients 1 tablespoon calorie-free sweetener 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup orange juice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (about 1 pint) 6 sponge cake dessert shells (5-ounce package) Preparation Combine sweetener and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 [...]

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