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Back to School Tips

Written by: Jennifer Specht, PhD Outpatient Behavioral Health Services The start of school can be a stressful and anxiety provoking time for the entire family.  Going from the laid back times of summer to the routine and structure of the school year is a difficult transition for many families. Here are three simple ways to [...]

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Healing Thoughts: August 2014

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one.  All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing [...]

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Developing mental toughness during training

We have all been there – those mornings when we want to hit the snooze button instead of hopping on the bike, the moments when we think maybe it would be OK to turn our long runs into a shorter workout. But the folks at Speedo really summed it up best with their campaign slogan, [...]

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Memories – Not For Sale

It’s been seven-and-one-half years since my husband died; my daughter is grown and out on her own. So I have had a great deal of time to do some thinking. I have been thinking about selling my family home and move into something smaller; or should I stay here and hire people to help me [...]

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Have you ever been mellow?

Through my years as a physician, I have developed an interest in what I call “rustproofing people”—taking good care of ourselves, like we do of our cars in order to last longer and look better. There is a great deal written about taking care of one’s physical health—common sense and moderation in food and drink, [...]

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Your path to radical acceptance

Marsha Linehan is a  psychologist who developed a type of behavior therapy known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.   The therapy was initially developed by her as a treatment for individuals who had a history of self-destructive and severe mental health problems.  In her five-moduled therapy, individuals learn how to become more resilient in the face of [...]

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What is binge eating disorder?

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by repeated periods of eating large quantities of food, combined with a sense of loss of control without regular compensatory behaviors (purging, laxatives, exercising excessively). Symptoms include: a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control how much one is eating, eating much more rapidly than normal, eating until [...]

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Healing Thoughts: June 2014

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one.  All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing [...]

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Video Blog: Using Medicines Wisely

Written by: Joy Schultz, PharmD Pharmacy Director Agnesian HealthCare Medications are a very important method for helping you with your health, they may also cause harm if not used correctly.  Here are some tips to help keep you safe while using medications: Ask Questions!  Make sure you understand how you take your medication and why you are taking [...]

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Childhood anxiety: how to help your child with worries

It would be wonderful if the innocence of childhood could be worry-free. Unfortunately, many children can by filled with worry, anxiety and fear. The good news is that teaching children ways to manage worries and cope positively with anxiety as they develop can have a lifelong positive impact. What is anxiety? An automatic response built [...]

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