Tag Archives | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sunburn still common in our country

This is a great time to be outdoors, doing the things you love to do. Taking care of your skin while enjoying the outdoors is important. Michael Tjoelker, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, suggests the following research showing the importance of protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part Three)

Part Three: helping loved ones Helping a person who drinks too much takes knowledge, compassion and patience. Some actions are helpful and others are not. Do: Try to remain calm, unemotional and factually honest about how the person’s drinking abuse hurts you and others. Discuss the concern with someone you trust – a friend, clergy […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Spinning Cycling

Diabetes support: Why is physical activity important for people with diabetes?

Written by: Louise Borzcik, RD, CD, CDE, certified diabetes educator, Agnesian HealthCare Physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day, is important for everyone! However, for people with diabetes, consistent physical exercise does a lot of good things! Physical activity: Helps insulin work better. Insulin is what takes the sugar out of your blood and […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
coughing man

Protecting yourself, and others, against the flu

Individuals are encouraged to follow these preventive measures to protect themselves and those around them from getting and/or spreading influenza: Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your upper sleeve. If you use […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
You

Influenza: To Test or Not to Test

According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms including: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea. Coming down with this illness means a call or trip to a healthcare provider is sometimes necessary. Your provider will […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
youtube-logo31

Social Skills Video: Losing a Game

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

Read full story Comments { 0 }
youtube-logo31

Social Skills Video: Apologizing

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.    

Read full story Comments { 0 }
youtube-logo31

Social Skills Video: Accepting Consequences

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Obesity Overtaking

Written by: Rosanne Wetzel, Dietetic Intern UW-Green Bay In a day and age where children are bombarded with media and completely absorbed in new technology, how do we get the importance of physical well-being to be the influence that will “tip the scales” in the right direction? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Smoking Myths

Dr. Filip Troicki a board certified radiation oncologist at the Agnesian Cancer Center recently talked with kids at the Fond du Lac Boys & Girls Club about the dangers of tobacco.  The goal of the discussion was to determine if kids really understood about the dangers and addictions of tobacco products.  The intent of the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }