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Hyperlexia in children: what is it and what to look for?

Hearing a child read a book aloud to his or her preschool classmates is a bit of a jarring experience, or seeing an 18-month-old child reading aloud the names of all the over-the-counter drugs as he or she passes by them seated nicely in the shopping cart as mom wheels down the aisle can capture […]

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Are you sure you are sitting in your chair correctly?

By: Ashley Beyer, ATC, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Freeze! How are you sitting at your desk right now? You probably find yourself quickly scooting back in your chair or sitting up a little straighter. Whether you spend a lot or a little time at your desk, your posture can affect how you […]

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Navigating Healthy Food Choices This Holiday Season

By: Sami Woolson, MS, ATC/LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center While the fall season means cooler weather and changes in the color of leaves, it also means the holiday season is coming. With that comes holiday gatherings and delicious fall foods and treats. At this time of year, it can be hard to stay […]

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An innovative approach to help loved ones remember to take their medications

Written by: Morgan Bernard, PharmD, RPh, Long-Term Care Supervisor, Agnesian Pharmacy & Prescription Centers With America’s aging population, it’s common for the average person to take four, five, 10 or even more medications daily. It can be easy to mix up bottles, forget to take a medication at the correct time, take an extra pill or […]

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Five benefits of doing planks

Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine? A Toned Belly Planking will help build your deep inner core muscles that […]

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Bust that plateau

Have you been trying to lose weight but seem stuck on a plateau?  This happens to everyone who tries to lose weight at some point.  You feel stuck, and despite doing everything right or just as you have been, the weight isn’t coming off – this can last for days or even weeks. What causes […]

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