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National Suicide Prevention Week September 8 to 14, 2013

Suicide is a tragic event – one that is hard to understand, one that seems senseless and one that affects friends and family members deeply, especially in the case of youth suicide. Early identification of possible emotional health concerns and connection to supportive services are important tools in preventing youth suicide. Research shows that many […]

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Childhood obesity impacts families

Childhood obesity is a major concern impacting many families today. Most children today are not engaging in the recommended one hour of physical activity each day, and the majority of food companies target children with poor quality food filled with added sugar, unhealthy fats, and chemicals. In addition to lack of exercise and an excess […]

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Quick Tips to Reduce Carpal Tunnel Symptoms at Work

I recently read a newsletter (Ergopoints E-newsletter) on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and thought it would be good to share. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pain, weakness, tingling and/or numbness of the thumb, index and middle fingers that occurs when the median nerve gets compressed at the wrist. Repetitive movements and prolonged awkward postures may produce or […]

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Video Blog: What’s the Church’s Stance on Intimacy?

With so many mixed messages about relationships and intimacy on television, at the movies and online, how do we know what’s right? Click now for more on what the Church says about these deeply personal connections. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2331).

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Pink Glove Dance Song Revealed

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Dancing to your own beat?” Don’t fear fellow pink-glovers – you will need to dance solo no more! We are thrilled to announce the official song of the Agnesian HealthCare and the Fond du Lac Family YMCA 2013 Pink Glove Dance, “Carry On” by Fun! “While the song begins […]

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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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