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Getting to Know Savant Syndrome: Part VI

What causes savant syndrome? While a number of theories have been put forth to date, no single theory can explain all savants. Some of those theories have included eidetic imagery or the related but separate phenomenon generally called photographic memory; inherited skills; sensory deprivation and sensory isolation with overcompensation in isolated skills, compensation, ritualistic practice […]

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Recommended Screenings by Age – 60s

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That’s because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions. In addition to a full […]

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Pink Glove Dance filming off to a great start

The turnout at the kickoff filming of the 2013 Pink Glove Dance knocked our socks off! The group at the Fond du Lac Relay for Life sure knew how to show their support of a good cause. Not only did we grab some great footage of pink-gloved survivors and supporters, our pig roast raised $1,066 […]

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Is CPR on your new parent safety checklist?

Written by: Terri St. Lawrence, Community Health Program Coordinator As a new parent, you probably have hundreds of checklists. There’s one for how to decorate the baby’s room and another for what needs to go in the diaper bag. How about a safety checklist? It’s a list of things you can do to keep your […]

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Overcoming common children’s sleep concerns

Sleep tends to be a common concern among parents.  Many children have difficulties falling asleep and get up multiple times after they are put in bed with numerous excuses.  There are a few recommendations that can be followed to ease these difficulties. Establish a set bedtime and stick to as much as possible, even on […]

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Life Lesson #1: Get your battery checked

It’s a hot day in July and I was out mowing the lawn. I was about to start weed eating when my phone rang. I was my daughter; her car had stalled at a busy intersection on a Friday afternoon. She was crying and frantic asking what she should do. I asked her what happened […]

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What can I do to strenghthen my glutes?

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine (Women’s Health May 2013), “The glutes (or butt muscles) are one of the muscle groups likely to blame if you have runner’s knee (patellar tendonitis).  Researchers found that in people with knee pain, the glutes didn’t fire properly while running or walking up and down stairs, which […]

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