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What do I do about my allergies?

Written by: John Nash, M.D. Allergies are among the most common health concerns, with more than 50 million people afflicted with asthma, seasonal hay fever or other allergy-related conditions each year. Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic class. Generally, allergies are more common in children, however, a first-time occurrence can [...]

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March is National Athletic Training Month

By Alicia Belant, LAT By definition, athletic trainers are allied healthcare professionals that collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers to optimize the physical activity and participation of patients across all age groups. Athletic trainers specialize in musculoskeletal injuries and have extensive training in prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency medical issues, as well as [...]

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Oh my aching shoulders!

By Gina Breit, PT with Agnesian HealthCare Sports, Spine & Work Center With winter comes the task of shoveling. Frequently many of us suffer from aches and pains associated with the awkward postures we get into when shoveling. Many common aches and pains seen in the clinic as the result of shoveling include back pain [...]

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Is red wine really heart healthy?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care Red wine has long been thought of as the heart-healthy alcohol choice. But is that just a myth? No! In moderation, red wine is actually heart healthy! Many people think that the antioxidants in grapes are what make red wine so good for you, [...]

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Are You Considering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine?

What you need to know about HPV HPV is attributed to about 22,000 cancer cases in men and women in the United States each year. Cancers caused by HPV include: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, base of tongue, tonsil and throat cancer. HPV can also cause other diseases, such as genital warts.  Many of these [...]

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Agnesian HealthCare introduces new cancer treatment to battle liver cancer

Battling liver cancer? Running out of options for treatment? Agnesian Cancer Care Services now offers a new option to help liver cancer patients when other options have run out. While this innovative treatment is not curative, it can extend a person’s life or serve as a bridge until a liver transplant is possible. Agnesian HealthCare [...]

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FAQ: What is the Agnesian eHealth process?

How Do I Sign Up for Agnesian eHealth? Simply complete the registration form in the Agnesian eHealth brochure, tear it off and give it to a receptionist, nurse or drop it off at either Agnesian HealthCare Information Desk (clinic or hospital), on the main campus, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac. Please bring a [...]

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A Year of New Hope

With the New Year upon us, I find myself looking ahead. I can’t believe it has been seven years since the death of my husband (December). I feel, as most days, I am fine with the fact that he is gone, and this new life is becoming comfortable and familiar. It seems that as the [...]

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Getting help for ear infections

Written by: John Nash, M.D. Ear infections are all too common among young children, and they create a great deal of pressure and stress for parents. Most ear infections get better on their own in a day or two. Unlike a cold, which is nearly always a viral infection, an ear infection is often bacterial. [...]

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Keeping Your Mind Young

Agnesian Health Shoppe offers full complement of services The Agnesian Health Shoppe, 327 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac, offers a complete line of quality home health and respiratory equipment, from sales and rentals to repairs. The store features equipment, including E-Z lift recliners, wheelchairs, electric scooters, hospital beds, walkers, crutches, stair lifts, reading machines, low [...]

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