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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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Acquired Savant Syndrome: Accessing our ‘inner savant’

About one in ten persons with autism is a savant.  Savant syndrome is a remarkable condition in which extraordinary musical, artistic or mathematical skills exist side by side with autism or other serious mental disability.    It raises questions about how often dormant potential goes undiscovered in persons with handicaps.  But recent cases of ‘acquired savant [...]

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers and vaccinations in Wisconsin

HPV is a common virus among young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about six million new cases of HPV occur annually. HPV infections that persist can turn into pre-cancer and even cancer. The CDC states that 91 percent of cervical and anal cancers, and 72 percent of mouth and throat cancer [...]

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Summer Snacks

Written by: Chrissy Boe, Wellness Coordinator for Agnesian HealthCare There are so many things to look forward to in the summer from barbecues, camping trips, long weekends at the lake and summer festivals. These are days we wait all year for and are meant to be enjoyed. Summer can be a nice to relax, catch [...]

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What does a laboratory professional do?

Written by: Patty Birschbach, MS, MLTI (ASCP)  with Consultants Laboratory April 20-26, 2014 is recognized as National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.  Consultants Laboratory, a member of Agnesian HealthCare, recognizes our associates that each day, 24 hours a day, bring their passion of laboratory medicine to our physicians, providers, patients, residents, and communities. The laboratory is [...]

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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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