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Annual Dialogue White Paper

The 6th Annual Dialogue: Obesity in Women: The Generational Impact, was held this year on September 12, 2012. The white paper from the event can now be found on our website under publications or events, or by clicking here. The paper provides an in-depth look at the issue of obesity in women, and the discussion […]

A First Breath Success Story

First Breath is a program that helps pregnant women in Wisconsin quit smoking by integrating cessation strategies into existing prenatal care appointments. This is one mother’s story:

Racine, Wisconsin– First Breath is an awesome way to quit or curb your cravings for cigarettes. I tried to have a baby for 20 years. When I found […]

Depression in Women

As women, we are twice as likely to suffer from depression at some point in our lives. Chances are you already know someone who suffers from a mental disorder, whether it a family member, a neighbor, or a co-worker. More than the Blues

Kate Pender, RN, MS, has been serving as a community parish nurse […]

Journaling for your Health

Journaling can help with many things, including:

processing life events clarifying your thoughts focusing on your feelings asking important questions reducing stress

EveryWoman’s Journal is an education outreach program that teaches women how to use proactive health journaling techniques to increase individual awareness of their mental, physical, and emotional health, and guide them towards […]

Happy Friday!

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The Human Papilloma Virus is the most common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) HPV is spread by sexual contact Most people get it soon after they start having sex 20 million Americans infected right now 6 million new Americans infected every year 50% of all sexually active men and women will get HPV sometime in their […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Facts about cervical cancer: About 10,000 women get cervical cancer every year in the United States Almost 4,000 women die from it Almost 50% of women who die from cervical cancer are age 65 and older Cervical Cancer is the most preventable female cancer There is a test to look for the disease in the […]

A Look Back at 2012

The 13th Annual Spring Gala was held in May at the Madison Capital.

 

Our 6th Annual Dialogue: Obesity in Women: The Generational Impact, was held this year on September 12th.

Panel: Michael J. O’Grady, PhD; Chanel Tyler, MD; Susan Latton; Michelle Rimer, MS, MPH, RD, LDN; Laurel Rice, MD

 

The Gathering, an […]

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Every 4.5 minutes a child in the U.S. is born with a birth defect.

Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. Although some birth defects can be diagnosed before birth, many are not found right away, prenatal care and screenings are important for early diagnosis.

Some […]

Quick Tips

Quick tips to help maintain a long, happy, and healthy life: Catch some Rays: At least 15 minutes a day of sunshine provides your dose of Vitamin D for the day. Laugh Therapy: Laughing 15 minutes a day can increase the blood flowing to the heart by up to 50% which can potentially decrease the […]