Protecting Your Most Mobile Joint – Shoulders

Whether shooting hoops, lifting boxes or pushing a lawn mower, we rely heavily on our shoulders to perform a number of activities. It’s also the most mobile joint in the body, which is why it’s the most vulnerable to injury. To help prevent shoulder problems and injuries, it’s important to understand common conditions and when […]

Dog and Pet Therapy Volunteer Receive Award

For the first time ever, a four-legged volunteer and his owner received Ascension’s quarterly High Five award. Jim Papenfuss and his loyal Golden Doodle, Prince, also received accolades from State Senator Ron Johnson’s office and the Oshkosh City Mayor.  In addition, this dynamic duo was featured on a local TV news station (watch the video). Jim […]

Flu Season Health, Vaccinations and Prevention

Flu season is here. To protect yourself and others, it’s important to schedule a flu shot with your Primary Care Provider. 2016 Flu Vaccine Update If you have kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics no longer recommends the nasal spray vaccine after studies showed poor effectiveness. Therefore, our clinicians only offer the shot vaccine. For this […]

Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?

Any woman may develop breast cancer; however, the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease. Risk Factors that Can’t Be Changed Gender. Breast cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men. Race or ethnicity. It has been noted that white women develop breast cancer slightly more often […]

Pedal to the Metal

An Orthopaedic Success Story Leon Luker lives with four artificial joints and severe arthritis, but he survives on faith in orthopaedic medicine and the fact that he can still feel his ATV accelerate beneath his feet. Leon Luker finds pleasure in simple joys, like picking wild asparagus, tending the garden and taking long rides on his […]

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