Is my injury severe?

Did you recently injure a part of your body? Were you helping someone move and “throw out” your back? Playing a pick-up basketball game and roll your ankle? Throw a ball and feel a pop in your shoulder? Hit your head and still have a headache three days later? Ask yourself a few questions: 1)      […]

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Knowing your family history

Part three of three If you’ve ever tried to track your ancestors, you know that family history is a complex puzzle with many missing pieces. Constructing your family medical history is an even more complex process, but if you persevere and do it right, you can gain important information that can affect your own health […]

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What does a laboratory professional do?

Written by: Patty Birschbach, MS, MLTI (ASCP)  with Consultants Laboratory April 20-26, 2014 is recognized as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.  Consultants Laboratory, a member of Agnesian HealthCare, recognizes our associates that each day, 24 hours a day, bring their passion of laboratory medicine to our physicians, providers, patients, residents, and communities. The laboratory is […]

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A Reflection for Earth Day

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod; And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; […]

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Keep your kids on the move: Part Two

Part Two: How to reverse the trend What can parents do to help their children become more active? You know how effective your parents were when they lectured or preached at you. Nagging children to get out of the chair is not only ineffective but sometimes counter-productive. However, there are strategies that work. Attack in […]

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What do I do about my allergies?

Written by: John Nash, M.D. Allergies are among the most common health concerns, with more than 50 million people afflicted with asthma, seasonal hay fever or other allergy-related conditions each year. Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic class. Generally, allergies are more common in children, however, a first-time occurrence can […]

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Healthy alternatives to the Easter basket

We all love those big chocolate rabbits that we bite the ears off and eventually get the whole thing eaten by supper on Easter! Well, that is what I did as a child and thought nothing of it. Now I am like, “I can’t believe I ate all that chocolate; I wonder how much fat […]

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