Leading Inspiration: Domestic Violence

  Q: Recently an employee came to me stating she was concerned her ex-boyfriend may come to our workplace to try to talk with her. She indicated that she had ended the relationship because he called her names and would push her around. What is the best way to help individuals in these situations? A: [...]

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Protein bars, are they a good idea to eat?

Generally, about 30 grams of protein is enough for the average person for an entire day – athletes can be an exception, the general person reaching for the protein bar does not need to eat it.  A protein bar would have about 6-10 grams of protein in it and is a good meal replacement if [...]

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English: some tropical fruits foto I took at home

Tropical smoothie

A great tropical smoothie for the fall dull drums!  Just whip this up (in less than 20 minutes), put on your sunglasses and pretend you are in the tropics!  Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup frozen mixed tropical fruits, such as mango, pineapple, and guava 1/2 cup whole grain cereal 1/2 large banana 3 oz. reduced-fat [...]

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Audio Blog: Breast Cancer Awareness Part 1

October is breast cancer awareness month, which you have probably noticed by all the pink that you see around you.  Stacy Hammack, a mammogram technologist at Ripon Medical Center, along with Bill Daly, Director of  the Agnesian Cancer Center, discuss the importance of prevention and early detection.   To schedule an appointment for a mammogram, [...]

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Video blog: Does God Really Exist?

Does God Really Exist? Is there really a God? How do we know that God exists? In this C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith video, Bishop Don Hying speaks to all us who are wondering if God is real.  

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Leading Inspiration: The Facts on the Workplace and Domestic Violence

Submitted by Rene S. Firari Will, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator at St. Agnes Hospital On average, four to five women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.  Women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year. Domestic violence can follow victims to work, spilling over into the workplace when a [...]

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Will the Shake Weight Work? A One-Month Test

Article review by Janelle B. Baldwin, PTA, CWT, STS, CSCI I was recently forwarded an article about the Shake Weight…Will It Work by Nicole McDermott.  She conducted an experiment using the gyrating “fitness device” with an included video for three weeks because her roommate swore by it. She was amazed at the sweat she built [...]

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