Heart Health: High cholesterol doesn’t come with symptoms

February is National Heart Month, so each Friday in February we will be posting an article about steps a person can take to reduce their risk of heart disease.  Our featured blogger is Kristy Krause, a nurse with Agnesian HealthCare.  Kristy is also our Cardiac Educator. Have you had your cholesterol levels checked lately? And if so, [...]

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Valentine’s Day is different for those who are grieving

When I was growing up and dating, I loved Valentine’s Day. I looked forward to the going to school and getting all the valentines cards from my elementary school classmates. Then in high school, it was the single flower on my locker from a secret valentine, and after I was married I could always count [...]

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Women’s Health: Does my insurance cover breast pumps?

We hear this question alot…does my insurance cover the cost of breast pumps?  Debbie Dvorachek (LPN,WCC), a business development associate with the Agnesian Health Shoppe, explains the answer to this question. Prior to healthcare reform, the majority of breast pumps and supplies for nursing mothers was an expense that a consumer had to pay for on [...]

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Ten New Thoughts about Childhood Obesity

Parents can often be heard saying, “I just want my child to be happy and healthy.” While there are so many factors that go into those loaded terms, weight is not one that is often openly discussed. People are often uncomfortable talking about weight. And, historically, people have often believed a popular myth that children [...]

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Video Blog: How to Strengthen Your Hips

This exercise is great for the hips, the outer part that without some sort of lateral motion like roller blading, hockey, basketball or a slide board is usually not exercised and becomes weak.  In women, saddle bags or flabby thigh muscles can occur and in men a tightness in the hips that results in weakness [...]

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Over one-third of all cancers can be prevented by healthy diet, physical activity and weight management.  February—National Cancer Prevention Month—provides the perfect excuse to revive those dwindling New Year’s resolutions and start working towards a healthy lifestyle. Choose mostly plant foods, limit red and avoid processed meats. Preparing meals focused around vegetables, fruits, whole grains [...]

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Video Blog: What’s the Story on Creation?

The great Creation debate continues between believers and non-believers, scholars and theologians.  Bishop Don Hying shares a snippet about what Catholics believe about the world’s beginnings.  Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  

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