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Is the mischief in drugs or in people?

In the 1960s when I was superintendent of the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, we began to see an influx, for the first time, of a number of teenage and young adult drug abusers. This was happening throughout the United States and other countries. There were very few programs in the country specializing in treatment of [...]

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Vote Here for the Pink Glove Dance!

Click here to vote:  pinkglovedance.com. Remember that you can vote once per day, per e-mail address! On the line: up to $50,000 in prizes for cancer charities! Please help spread the word about this great cause! There will be a bracketing system during this year’s voting period. After week one, only the 10 videos with [...]

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The Silent Killer

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer often has few symptoms in the early stages of the disease, or the symptoms are non-specific and could result from many other less harmful conditions in the body. Because ovarian cancer has few, non-specific symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage, it is often [...]

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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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Surgeon general declares skin cancer a major public health concern

Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. About five million people are treated for skin cancer each year, and it is one of the most common types of cancer in young adults and adolescents. In Wisconsin, the number of men and women being diagnosed with melanoma cancer has been increasing. How [...]

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Exercise for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by low bone mass and the deterioration of the structure of bone tissue. This results in fragile bones and increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis also affects the posture, balance and breathing in by changing the center of gravity in later stages. It is a disease that affects [...]

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What is Project Play?

Remember when your parents would kick you outside and say, “Just go outside and play.” Sadly the trend of children being active and “just playing” is going in the wrong direction. Recreation programs have been cut, physical education classes have been on the chopping block and childhood obesity is at an all-time high. There is no [...]

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Exercise for the Diabetic

We all know everyone needs to exercise in this sedentary/fast food American lifestyle.  This article will highlight reasons diabetics/pre-diabetic persons need to incorporate exercise into their lives to control the progression of their disease and help control blood sugar.  Awareness of all the great physiological components of exercise can help the “non-exerciser” see it as [...]

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The benefit of a good night’s sleep

Written by: Amy Bohl, LAT with Agnesian Bone & Joint Health How many of us wake up tired each morning?  Most of us probably think about going to bed earlier or look forward to the weekend when we can “catch up” on sleep.  Unfortunately, lost sleep over several days or a week cannot be made [...]

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The rocky road through menopause

Traveling through menopause can be a rocky road for many women.  Others may say it was a day at the beach.  I am not so fortunate as to be one of the latter.  I know there are a lot of you out there just like me.  I told my co-worker that anticipating a hot flash [...]

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