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End- of- life decisions focus on life, not death

When radio personality Casey Kasem passed away last month at the age of 82, news stories focused as much on the legal battles waged by his family as they did on Kasem’s 40-plus years in the entertainment industry. Kasem, perhaps best known as the host of the widely popular “American Top 40” countdown, suffered from [...]

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May is Stroke Awareness Month

Written by: Diane Park MSN, RN, CNL - Primary Stroke Center Coordinator at Agnesian HealthCare Approximately 800,000 people in the United States have strokes each year. That’s a lot of people whose lives are affected by stroke. Apart from being a major cause of death and cause of disability, stroke is also an expensive disease and consumes a [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 4

Does someone you love struggle with a mental illness? Chances are that you struggle too. Follow our four-part blog to help you learn whether your words and actions are helping or hurting your situation. How to Keep a Healthy Attitude Learn what you can about your loved one’s disorder. This may mean taking classes through [...]

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Do you suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

This occurs at certain times of the year. For us in Wisconsin , it is the winter months. The days are shorter and the sun shines less. This is a type of depression, where many can experience: Increased appetite with weight gain Increased sleep Less energy Poor concentration Loss of interest in work or other [...]

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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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Breast Milk: Did You Know?

Nature designed human milk especially for human babies, and it has several advantages over any milk substitute. Your milk contains just the right balance of nutrients, and it contains them in a form most easily used by the human baby’s immature body systems. Because it was developed for your human baby, your milk also is [...]

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Why are bedtime routines for children important?

Many parents try to make a routine for their children when they are young. This helps easing them into bed and going to sleep, which is not always easy. But why is it important? Children are mainly growing and developing, and in order for them to develop normally, they need sleep. If children do not [...]

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The hype officially begins for the Pink Glove Dance

It’s October. Look around and take in the beauty of the fall colors – vibrant orange, soft yellow, deep red… and pink, lots of pink. It seems like the whole world turns pink for October. Sure, that means there’s an influx of pink-frosted treats in the break room. But unfortunately, indulging in that pink cupcake [...]

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The Role of the Breast Health Coordinator

Written by: Patti Domask, RN, BSN, Breast Health Coordinator, Waupun Memorial Hospital Breast cancer treatment involves several healthcare providers, which, at times, can become confusing for patients. A breast health coordinator, or navigator, serves as a consistent presence through the entire course of care – assessing the physical, psychological and social needs of the patient. This [...]

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Safe Sleep for Babies

For the past three years, the three Kiwanis groups of Fond du Lac and Waupun Kiwanis have donated Sleep Sacks for newborns at St. Agnes Hospital and Waupun Memorial Hospital to promote and educate parents regarding safe sleep for their infants, in an effort to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Safe sleep experts recommend [...]

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