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Heart Facts

The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception Typically a woman has a faster heart rate than a man Your heart beats 100,000 per day 1 in 3 deaths in the USA are heart disease related Regular exercise is the single most important key to heart health Your heart is about the size of [...]

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Diabetes support: Why is physical activity important for people with diabetes?

Written by: Louise Borzcik, RD, CD, CDE, certified diabetes educator, Agnesian HealthCare Physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day, is important for everyone! However, for people with diabetes, consistent physical exercise does a lot of good things! Physical activity: Helps insulin work better. Insulin is what takes the sugar out of your blood and [...]

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Early detection is key in colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Dr. Richard [...]

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The Power of Broccoli to Fight Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.  Most cases of skin cancer are caused from over exposure to the damaging rays of the sun.  Most people apply sunblock with a high SPF to protect their skin from the damaging rays of the sun.  An exciting new study is looking at [...]

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Precise cancer treatment option

In January 2015, the Agnesian Cancer Center will begin clinically using the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator.  The TrueBeam is one of the most technologically advanced radiation treatment machines used in today’s cancer treatment.  The TrueBeam offers physicians several imaging options which allow them to see the area that needs to be treated and align the [...]

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Is vein surgery covered under insurance?

Varicose vein treatments are covered by many insurance plans.  Symptoms of varicose veins include leg pain, aches, and swelling.  Some patients experience feelings of heaviness, itching, or burning in the legs.  Bleeding veins, superficial vein thrombosis, skin changes or non-healing wounds in the lower leg can be signs of advanced vein disease.  Treatment is minimally [...]

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Influenza: To Test or Not to Test

According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms including: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea. Coming down with this illness means a call or trip to a healthcare provider is sometimes necessary. Your provider will [...]

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Is nose surgery covered under insurance?

In some cases, nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty) is covered by insurance.  For this to occur, there usually has to be documentation of significant nasal trauma with resultant deformity. If nasal function is impaired, such as, difficulty breathing through the nose then internal nasal surgery can be performed with or without external reshaping.  These surgeries are performed [...]

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Holiday Tips for Families Living with Autism

Written by: Vivian Hazell, MSE, LPC Lead Autism Therapist at Agnesian HealthCare For many children with autism, holidays are full of stressors, such as a bunch of people gathered together (like for Thanksgiving dinner), different routines, (like no school), changes, (like a tree in the living room) and surprises (like opening gifts).  Here are some [...]

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Do mammograms hurt?

Most women would say that a mammogram is uncomfortable as opposed to being painful. Remember that compression is needed in order to see all your breast tissue properly.  Although everyone‘s breast tissue is different and some may have more discomfort than others, here are some ideas to help decrease the discomfort. Try to schedule your [...]

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