How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

Author: Dr. Ted Miller of Agnesian HealthCare A common question from expecting mothers is, “How much weight should I gain during my pregnancy?” The truth is there is no universal amount a woman should gain because each woman’s experience is different. One factor I take into consideration is if the woman was underweight or overweight before [...]

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Leading Inspiration: Q & A About Coaching

Q: I have heard a great deal about “coaching” employees. What does that really mean? A: Thank you for the question. Here are a few thoughts about what coaching is, the benefits and what to keep in mind as you coach your employees. Coaching focuses on future possibilities, not past mistakes. A manager’s responsibility is [...]

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Muscle balance important to weightlifting programs

Author: Joel Mason PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS at Agnesian HealthCare‘s Sport, Spine & Work Center There are many components to safe weightlift, including correct breathing, proper technique, spotters when necessary and progression. One key component that often gets overlooked is muscle balance. Probably the most commonly seen muscle imbalance that results from weightlifting is inadequate [...]

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Video Blog: How Do We Keep the Faith?

Life is full of choices, but how do we make the right ones? Bishop Don Hying shares some insight on how we can try to triumph over negative ideas and temptations. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (538).  

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Take Steps to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

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. Did you know that the latest recommendation from the [...]

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Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Cancer?

Yes, studies show that consuming alcohol can increase your risk of developing many different cancers.  Drinking alcohol can cause cancer of the mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus, breast, colon and liver.  The more alcohol a person drinks increases their risk to develop cancer. Most people know smoking causes cancer, but not everyone knows that smoking [...]

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Are you at risk for heart disease?

There are many factors that put one at risk for heart disease, which can be broken into two categories: non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors. Non-modifiable risk factors include: age, gender, family history and diabetes.  Women over the age of 55 and men over the age of 45 are at an increased risk for heart disease. [...]

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