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American Heart Month: 7 things to know about AFib

February is American Heart Month and an important time to learn more about this common heart arrhythmia. Most people take a regular heartbeat for granted but according to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans cannot. They are living with the most common form of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib. […]

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Women and heart disease: Ascension Cardiologist talks about Wear Red Day 2023

RACINE, Wis. — National Wear Red Day unites people across the United States each February during American Heart Month to spread awareness about heart disease, especially its impact on women. On Feb. 3, Americans will focus on going red for women and community members will take strides to raise awareness for heart disease. Dr. Desiree […]

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NICU babies at Ascension All Saints featured in Christmas photoshoot

RACINE — A trio of NICU nurses in a local hospital are spreading holiday cheer for those who might be missing out on some quality time with their littlest ones. Being home for the holidays is special. There’s nothing like being surrounded by the ones you love and celebrating the holiday season with the people […]

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Man, firefighter injured in house fire Monday afternoon, $50K in damages

RACINE — A man received burns and a firefighter had a minor hand injury in a house fire in the 2000 block of North Wisconsin Street on Monday afternoon, according to a Racine Fire Department (RFD) report. Firefighter, resident injured Firefighters were called to the scene about 1 p.m. They found that the first-floor bedroom […]

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Man charged with trespassing after wandering around hospital

RACINE — A Racine man is facing jail time for trespassing after he allegedly wandered around Ascension All Saints Hospital and wouldn’t leave. Xavier Culpepper, 27, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of trespassing at a medical facility and disorderly conduct and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. […]

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RUSD Holiday Food Basket Giveaway

Racine Unified School District is hosting a Holiday Food Basket giveaway. The school district is partnering with Ascension All Saints Hospital, Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Feeding America, and the Racine County Food Bank for the event. To receive a holiday food basket, households must register. The baskets are limited to one per household. Additionally, […]

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Margaret “Margie” Mary Hudson Ocker 1964-2021

Margie Ocker, 57, of Kenosha passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Ascension-All Saints Hospital in Racine. Margie was born on July 28, 1964, in Kenosha, the daughter of Jeni (Safieko) and the late Oscar Hudson. She was educated in the schools of Kenosha, graduating from Reuther H.S. in 1982. Margie attended Gateway Technical College […]

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Hometown Hero: Paula Mae Winiarski

Paula Mae Winiarski has influenced the community. As Miss Racine, Miss Wisconsin, and currently working as an Intensive Care Unit nurse, she’s found a way to advocate for the people in Racine. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Winiarski set out to be in the healthcare field with the mission to help others. In various roles, […]

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OWI Arrest: Two Children, Handgun in Vehicle

RACINE COUNTY – A 28-year-old woman from Lomira was in custody Saturday after being arrested on I-94/41 Friday night for Operating While Intoxicated and having her two children and a loaded handgun in the vehicle. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Communications Center received a 911 call at 10:18 p.m. Friday of a […]

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Madison teen airlifted to hospital following weekend crash

A 17-year-old driver was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital following a fiery crash Saturday evening, authorities said. The driver, a female Madison resident, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a collision at the intersection of Highway 20 and Oakes Road at about 9:18 p.m., according to a press release by the Mount Pleasant Police Department issued Sunday […]

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Hometown Hero: Dr. Nagendram Paidisetty

Dr. Nagendram Paidisetty, commonly known as “Dr. P,” will be retiring from Ascension All Saints, 3801 Spring Street. This neonatologist has worked with critical newborns and patients requiring care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For 30 years, Dr. Paidisetty has practiced medicine and assisted families in the local area. Additionally, he specializes in Pediatric […]

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