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Screening Tool Catches Eye Problems Earlier

Testing the vision of young children can be a challenge, but a new screening device at ThedaCare Physicians-Pediatric clinics in Appleton and Neenah is making the process easier. Spot Vision can test a patient’s eyes in just a few seconds and doesn’t require the child’s cooperation like standard visual acuity charts do, said Luke Tremble, MD, a pediatrician at ThedaCare Physicians-Pediatrics in Appleton.
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Diabetes a Silent, But Serious Disease

The statistics about diabetes are staggering. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes and nearly a quarter of them don’t realize it. And the numbers are expected to go up. Expanding waistlines and lack of exercise are to blame for the rapid increase in the number of people facing diabetes, a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar. Your body either resists the effects of insulin – a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells – or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Read more

Reflect on How Far We've Come With Fighting Breast Cancer

As another breast cancer awareness month is upon us, it seems like a good time to reflect on how far we’ve come in recent years to help women and their families who battle this terrible disease every day. Read more

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