Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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Faith Nurse Educational Opportunity

Marquette University College of Nursing, in collaboration with Columbia St. Mary's, is pleased to announce the next Faith Community Nursing Basic Preparation Institute. The course utilizes the newly revised standardized curriculum of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center and will be held June 25-27 and Aug 20-22, 2010. Participants must attend both weekends for successful course completion. Course begins at noon on each Friday and ends at 5pm on each Sunday. The course will be held at Villa St. Joseph Retreat Center in Delafield, Wisconsin.

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Faith Nurse Program Health Literacy Seminar

The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse Program invites pastors, congregational and parish leaders, and healthcare-minded members of faith communities to attend an informational presentation about managing the challenges that exist with low health literacy, and an overview of resources available to help. The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital First Floor Classroom, accessed easiest through the Sherman Avenue entrance in Fort Atkinson.

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Therapy & Sport Center and Orthopaedic Associates Prepare for Move

Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates and Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center are relocating later this year to the Lexington Center's former Piggly Wiggly building on Fort Atkinson's Madison Avenue. J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc., of Janesville began construction of the new facility in December 2009 with an estimated completion date of May 2010. The new location is going “green” by using green construction methods that reduce costs and waste.

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Using Nutrition to Prevent Colon Cancer

Like many types of cancer, the risk of colon cancer is higher for those with relatives who have had colorectal cancer. Diets high in vegetables and fruits have been linked to lower risk, and diets high in processed meats and/or red meats have been linked to a higher risk of colon cancer.

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Pulmonary Rehab Fulfills G.O.L.D. Standard Requirements

March 14-21 marks this year's occurrence of Pulmonary Rehab Week. In recognition of this event, Fort HealthCare's Pulmonary Rehab department has chosen to announce the program's recent fulfillment of The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (G.O.L.D.) program guidelines for the treatment of this medical condition.

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Free Blood Glucose Screening and Risk Assessments on Diabetes Alert Day

On March 23, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will sound the alert to the 60 million Americans who are unaware they have diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The ADA's Diabetes Alert® Day is a one-day, “wake-up” call to inform the public about the seriousness of diabetes.

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Colonoscopies can Save Lives - One Woman's Story

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and one of the most preventable. Kathryn Banbury of Lake Mills knows this first hand. Because of a brush with colon cancer, she strongly encourages people to schedule a screening colonoscopy.

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains and Dairy

Real tips on sneaking in extra "good for you foods" throughout your day.

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National Lymphedema Awareness Day is March 6

Each year, on March 6, the National Lymphedema Network and the lymphedema community nationwide celebrate Lymphedema Awareness "D" Day. This special day is set aside for the specific purpose of honoring inspirational lymphedema patients who have contributed to the community or who have shown great courage in their struggle with disease. This year, staff at Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center wish to focus attention on lymphedema itself-an often misunderstood disease.

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"Kick the Habit" can Help You Stop Smoking or Chewing

Sharon Rateike, B.S.E., C.E.S., R.C.E.P. and exercise physiologist will lead participants through the stages of quitting, offer tips and support on strategies and provide resources for those looking to make this lifestyle change. Rateike is a former tobacco user. Class begins March 9.

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