September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Written by:  Ann P Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor – Agnesian Cancer Center Perhaps it is appropriate that September happens to be Blood Cancer Awareness Month since this type of cancer so often seems to strike children as well as adults.  As we ready our children to go back to school, the Leukemia and Lymphoma […]

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Keys to breastfeeding success: Part Two

Written by: Jodi DeMaa, MSN, RNC, IBCLC and Rita Parker, BSN, RN, IBCLC of Agnesian HealthCare Agnesian HealthCare provides a free monthly breastfeeding class, educating couples prenatally. These classes are taught by one of our internationally board certified lactation consultants. After delivery, a lactation consult will make a hospital visit to each of our breastfeeding moms. Once returning […]

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RMC Construction Update: September 3, 2013

Ripon Medical Center first broke ground in September 2012. In April 2013, work began on footings and the foundation following rainy spring weather and state approval of site plans. Since that time, the facility has been progressing quickly. The Emergency Department is currently going up, along with some of the stair shafts. The footings and […]

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Does CPAP improve work productivity?

In fact, it does. People who have sleep apnea are less productive at work, usually due to excessive daytime sleepiness. If you have Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and have good adherence, there should be a significant improvement in your productivity at work and in your daytimes sleepiness. Those that do not follow the CPAP […]

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Healing Thoughts: September 2013

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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Video Blog: What Makes a Happy Family?

The Catholic Church teaches that family is important. What if my family isn’t ideal or perfect? Bishop Don shares some great overviews on how virtually anyone can enjoy a happy home life. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2197).

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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Part VII

How often does the savant lose his or her special skills? In my experience, not very often. Indeed, quite to the contrary, continued practice and use of the special skills generally leads to greater ability, more facility and increased expertise. For many years there was a debate, in trying to help the savant, whether to […]

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