How do I stop bullying?

Bullying seems to be a continued word that is being talked about, especially now that school is back in full swing.  Bullying is any unwanted or aggressive, repeated behavior where there is an imbalance of power between two or more individuals.  For children and adolescents, bullying happens more frequently in areas where there is less […]

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Insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military

Military members that have trouble sleeping prior to deployment have a greater risk of developing mental disorders once they return home. Men and women with pre-existing insomnia symptoms may develop PTSD, depression, and anxiety – which are equal to combat exposure. Understanding the risk factors is very importance in a military setting. The largest study […]

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The Silent Acid Reflux: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

The most commonly known acid reflux disorder is called Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD). Popular treatment medications, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Pepcid, have catchy television commercials showing actors complaining of heartburn and indigestion. GERD is a disorder caused when the lower esophageal sphincter opens and stomach acids come back up into the esophagus. A lesser known […]

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Video Blog: What is Prayer?

For many, prayer plays a huge role in their lives. But what exactly IS prayer? And why is it so important? Bishop Don offers us some great insight into the power of prayer, and the many different ways we can benefit from it. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2559).

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Surgical Services at the new Ripon Medical Center

A meditation room and healing gardens will be located near Surgical Services at the new Ripon Medical Center. Outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures will be offered in this area on the hospital’s first floor. The area will feature a total of 11 pre- and post-op rooms; three surgical suites; and an endoscopic procedure room.   […]

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Breast cancer awareness: What are BRCA 1 and BRCA 2?

The BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are human caretaker genes that produce proteins, called breast cancer type 1 and breast cancer type 2 susceptibility proteins. They are responsible for repairing DNA. The BRCA 1 gene repairs breaks in strands of DNA, whose helix formation is continuously being broken from damage. Sometimes one or both […]

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Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day

Written by: Tiffany Wiese, Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Program Coordinator This Wednesday, October 9, is National HealthCares About Domestic Violence Day. This day aims to reach members of the healthcare community to educate them on the importance of screening for abuse in the healthcare setting. It also helps bring awareness to the long-term physical and emotional […]

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