Cholesterol: Up with the Good…But How?

Once upon a time, cholesterol seemed easy: high cholesterol was bad, and you did everything you could – exercise, lose weight, eat a low-fat diet – to lower it. Even then, of course, it was known that one kind of cholesterol, HDL or high-density lipoprotein, is actually good for cardiovascular health and should be kept [...]

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Child Swimming

Parents and impact on sun exposure

Written by: Ann Sorgent RN, BSN  Clinical Supervisor  at the Agnesian Cancer Center Parents can have an impact on the patterns of sun exposure and sun protection in their young children. (Part 1 of 3) In a May 2013 article in the American Journal of Dermatology, a study of sun safety practices employed by parents of young [...]

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At what age should my teenage daughter see a gynecologist?

Written by: Lisa Michels, RN, BSN at Agnesian HealthCare According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a teenage girl may see a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. Keep in mind that if your daughter is not 18, a parental consent is needed for the appointment. This first visit includes a [...]

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Leading Inspiration: Q & A About Change Management

Q: We have so much change going on at work. Some employees seem to “go with the flow,” while others seem to resist any suggestions. What can I do to help employees deal with change? A: “The only person entirely comfortable with change is a wet baby.” This short quote says a great deal. Very [...]

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Summer 2012

Cultivate a healthier you!

Growing a backyard garden is becoming more and more popular today. While the benefits of growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs are numerous, here are just a few benefits to convince you to put your green thumb into action. Encourages you to eat more fruits and vegetables. You may have heard that most of [...]

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Ripon Medical Center renderings available

Ripon Medical Center is proud to offer area residents and their families the benefits of receiving care in a brand new facility. Construction is progressing rapidly and work is moving toward a fall 2014 move in date. Ripon Medical Center associates, volunteers, providers, as well as the larger community have had an opportunity to see [...]

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Audio Blog: An Interview with Dr. Searle about shoulder injury and prevention

Agnesian HealthCare’s Clark Searle, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, discusses shoulder injuries and how to prevent them on KFIZ 1450′s Breakfast Club.

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