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Breast cancer awareness: The five steps of a breast self-exam

Step One: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Look for: Breasts that are their usual size, shape and color Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling Inform your provider if you see: Dimpling, puckering or bulging of the skin [...]

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Fibroids: the most fequently seen tumor of the female reproductive system

Written by: Lisa Michels, RN, MSN, Women’s Service Line Clinical Lead Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system. Although the cause of them is unclear, it is believed that they develop from a muscle cell in the uterus, which multiplies quickly, influenced by estrogen. It is estimated that between 20 to 50 [...]

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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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