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Knowing your family history

Part three of three If you’ve ever tried to track your ancestors, you know that family history is a complex puzzle with many missing pieces. Constructing your family medical history is an even more complex process, but if you persevere and do it right, you can gain important information that can affect your own health [...]

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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part One)

Part One: alcohol, drug abuse growing issue How many more tragedies need to occur? Each of us somehow or in some way has been adversely affected by the sobering consequences of alcohol-related concerns. The facts and statistics speak for themselves. One in every three suicide involves alcohol. Seventy-five percent of men and 50 percent of [...]

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RMC Construction Udpate: April 19, 2014

Work is in full force in the new RMC Wellness Center, which has been made possible through a generous gift from The Foundation for Ripon Medical Center. The center will include a classroom area for exercise classes; separate areas for cardio machines, weight machines and free weights; large commons area for socializing and large locker [...]

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Keep your kids on the move: Part One

Part One: Why movement is key You and your siblings snickered when your parents told you stories about having to walk three miles a day to school through a raging blizzard. You had no idea the challenge you would face many years later shooing your own children off the couch. Physical inactivity is a major [...]

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Family history: facts or folklore?

Part two of three If you’ve ever tried to track your ancestors, you know that family history is a complex puzzle with many missing pieces. Constructing your family medical history is an even more complex process, but if you persevere and do it right, you can gain important information that can affect your own health [...]

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,060 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distraction can occur three ways: visual – taking your eyes off the road; manual – taking your hands off the wheel; and cognitively – taking your mind [...]

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RMC Construction Update: April 5, 2014

The new Ripon Medical Center will feature two labor/delivery/recovery and postpartum rooms, allowing expecting moms to receive all birthing services in the same room. The hospital will also feature a total of 18 private patient rooms: 14 medical/surgical and three Intensive Care Unit rooms.  

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RMC Construction Update: March 29, 2014

To help ensure that new patient rooms will meet the needs of patients, as well as provide convenient access of associates to best service those needs, a mock patient room was constructed in the existing Ripon Medical Center, as well as one in the new facility. Associates have been able to stop by the room, [...]

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Biking around Fond du Lac

There’s a lot of fear out there that Spring will never come and Walleye Weekend will be an ice fishing tournament.  Hmmm, would be interesting I guess but won’t happen so wipe that thought from your mind.  Spring is coming and with it some exciting news!  New bike paths and bike lanes in roads have [...]

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Loving Someone with a Mental Illness – Part 3

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. Blaming the Disorder When you love someone with a mental illness, it may be normal to feel angry or burned out. [...]

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