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Share your Ripon Medical Center memories

As we look forward to opening a new Ripon Medical Center (RMC) this December, we pause to say goodbye to the building that has served us well over the years. What are your memories of 933 Newbury Street? Share here or join us on Tuesday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RMC [...]

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$2,150 and counting!

In 2014 alone, our Pink Glove Dance fund-raising efforts have generated $2,150 dollars for cancer research! Over the summer, Agnesian Cancer Center providers tied on aprons and sold pork sandwiches at Relay for Life ceremonies in Ripon, Waupun and Fond du Lac. Their hard work paid off to a tune of $1,900 – all of [...]

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CPR for everyone

Written by: Dr. Nathan Larsen, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Dept. EMS Medical Director at Agnesian Healthcare Every day, there are stories about somebody keeling over from a sudden heart attack, a child choking on a small object or somebody passing out in a heated environment. What would you do if this happened right in front of you? How would [...]

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The role of clinical trials at Agnesian HealthCare

In cancer research, clinical trials play an important role in the battle against the disease by evaluating new treatments and helping find ways to improve cancer care. This life-saving research is available at Agnesian Cancer Care Services through an affiliation with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is [...]

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Technology helps with swallow exercise treatment

Speech therapists regularly develop and train clients in swallow exercises to help treat swallow difficulty caused by muscle weakness or dysfunction. Like any exercise program, the best results occur when the exercises are done regularly and repeatedly over time. Research has shown that for many patients with swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) caused by a medical condition [...]

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Having difficulty swallowing after cancer treatment?

Normal speech and swallow function is a delicate balance of strength and agility in the lips, tongue and throat muscles. Any weakness, loss of flexibility or change in anatomy can cause speech and/or swallowing disruption and discomfort. While changes to your voice/speech may cause frustration, worsening of your swallowing safety can affect your nutrition and [...]

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Cognitive therapy after cancer treatment

Many people receiving cancer treatments notice changes in their thinking and memory abilities. This may be caused by increased stress and anxiety, fatigue, poor sleep, changes in your blood chemistry, medication side effects or hormonal changes. People often report a sense of feeling more disorganized, more easily distracted, more forgetful. They also describe difficulty paying [...]

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Video Blog: New Ripon Medical Center ready for winter construction

The new Ripon Medical Center, located on the city’s east side, is ready to progress during the cold winter months as final preparations are underway to enclose the facility and move all work inside. Construction progress is on schedule as Ripon Medical Center works toward completion by late October, early November 2014. All external walls [...]

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New RMC Towers

As part of its facility planning, Ripon Medical Center has worked with the city of Ripon to incorporate design features that complement the city’s rich history. For example, the three towers that welcome patients and visitors to the main entrance, Emergency Department and wellness center feature slanted pitched roofs that match many historical buildings downtown. [...]

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Fibroids: the most fequently seen tumor of the female reproductive system

Written by: Lisa Michels, RN, MSN, Women’s Service Line Clinical Lead Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system. Although the cause of them is unclear, it is believed that they develop from a muscle cell in the uterus, which multiplies quickly, influenced by estrogen. It is estimated that between 20 to 50 [...]

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