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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers and vaccinations in Wisconsin

HPV is a common virus among young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about six million new cases of HPV occur annually. HPV infections that persist can turn into pre-cancer and even cancer. The CDC states that 91 percent of cervical and anal cancers, and 72 percent of mouth and throat cancer [...]

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What does a laboratory professional do?

Written by: Patty Birschbach, MS, MLTI (ASCP)  with Consultants Laboratory April 20-26, 2014 is recognized as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.  Consultants Laboratory, a member of Agnesian HealthCare, recognizes our associates that each day, 24 hours a day, bring their passion of laboratory medicine to our physicians, providers, patients, residents, and communities. The laboratory is [...]

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Exercise and work: how to fit it all in your busy day

Another morning comes and you miss your alarm to get up to exercise. You get up, get dressed and head to work for another day. While you tell yourself that you’ll exercise AFTER work, you’re running late and still have to make dinner and get the children ready for bed. You make a deal that [...]

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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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Part 2: Being prepared when you are expecting

Last week we provided a list of 10 questions to ask your insurance company focused on the coverage of the birth of your child(ren).  There are also some questions you may want to ask related to your newborn(s) prior to the birth.  Having these questions answered will give you time to focus on caring for [...]

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Wellness Center will be asset to community

“We are very excited about the new facility.  We will finally have a classroom in the Wellness Center to offer a variety of classes.  There will be higher ceilings for throwing, jumping and running on treadmills.  The Wellness Center will be located adjacent to the Rehab department, which allows us to have a patient care [...]

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Part 1: Being prepared when you are expecting

Expecting a child?  What great news this is…with it brings a multitude of things to-do: get the baby’s room ready, buy a car seat, pick out a name, etc.  Don’t forget to think about the financial implications of having a baby…and one important “to-do” is to contact your insurance company to find out what you [...]

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Keys to breastfeeding success: Part One

Written by: Jodi DeMaa, MSN, RNC, IBCLC and Rita Parker, BSN, RN, IBCLC of Agnesian HealthCare As parents, we often make decisions that affect the lifetime health of our children. As expectant parents, one of the first critical decisions we make is how to feed our infant. Growing scientific research has proven repeatedly new and interesting characteristics [...]

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Care navigation reduces confusion during cancer treatment

Written by: Christine Blonigen, RN, OCN When individuals and families are facing a complicated, chronic or long-term health condition, such as cancer, it can at times be confusing. It can be hard for patients to effectively move through a healthcare experience – knowing what resources to tap into, which providers offer appropriate services, and how [...]

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Pink Glove Dance: Join the Movement

Agnesian HealthCare is excited to announce the kickoff of the 2013 Pink Glove Dance! Last year, our community rallied together to land our Pink Glove Dance video in the top ten percent nationwide! “We were overwhelmed by the community’s support in 2012,” says Holly Brenner, vice president of Strategic Development & Marketing with Agnesian HealthCare. [...]

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