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Lung Cancer Screening for High Risk Individuals

Lung cancer is the third highest diagnosed cancer in Fond du Lac County, and is the leading cause of cancer death in Fond du Lac County and the state of Wisconsin. Often times, lung cancer has very few symptoms or the symptoms are the same as what smokers already have. Until recently, there hasn’t been [...]

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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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Better, Faster, Stronger – Are They?

Written by:  Joel Mason, DPT, SCS, CSCS Our kids are better, faster and stronger than we were, right? After all, when we were children, there were not as many organized sports as there are now. Children are playing organized sports at a much younger age. Parents now are much more involved in their children’s lives [...]

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How to Beat the Winter Exercising Blues

Something seems to kick in once the cold of winter comes and the snow flies which causes people to become bear like and want to hibernate, adding another layer of fat to the 6 they already have just in case a winter storm locks them indoors without any food…Does that sound like you?  Well, you [...]

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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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The results of the 2013 Pink Glove Dance are in!

We cannot thank our supporters enough! More than 500 dancers, 1,000 pink gloves, and two weeks of voting later… the results are in. The Agnesian HealthCare and Fond du Lac Family YMCA 2013 Pink Glove Dance video ranked 18th nationwide! Nationwide! We like to think our small community in rural Wisconsin has made the cheeseheads [...]

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Suicide Resources

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available at (800) 273-TALK. Virtually all calls to this helpline are answered in Wisconsin at a crisis center closest to you. Otherwise contact the person’s physician, a local mental health professional, a clergyperson or another trusted professional. Become informed. Following are important resources that will help you understand [...]

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Suicide screenings important for teens

Programs like the Fond du Lac Area YScreen are important. One out of every five teens in America has emotional health concerns. The 2011 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 14 percent of the teens surveyed seriously considered suicide in the past year, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in Wisconsin [...]

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National Suicide Prevention Week September 8 to 14, 2013

Suicide is a tragic event – one that is hard to understand, one that seems senseless and one that affects friends and family members deeply, especially in the case of youth suicide. Early identification of possible emotional health concerns and connection to supportive services are important tools in preventing youth suicide. Research shows that many [...]

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Radon Detection and Lung Cancer Prevention

Written by: Travis Dash, Pharmacist with Agnesian Health Care Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium within the soil and water. You can’t smell, see or taste radon and it may be an issue within your home. Breathing air that has high levels of radon over many years can [...]

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