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World No Tobacco Day

May 31st is a day that is honored annually as “World No Tobacco Day.” This year’s event goes beyond highlighting the risks of tobacco use and focuses on action; banning tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Why Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship?

According the World Health Organization, evidence shows that:

comprehensive advertising bans lead to […]

Lucy’s Story

Lucy* found success in quitting smoking by joining the WWHF’s First Breath program for pregnant women who want to quit smoking. Here is her success story:

At the time I got pregnant with my little Evelyn, I was living with my fiancé and his brother in North Charleston, South Carolina. I found out I was […]

Memorial Day

Today the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation is closed in observance of Memorial Day. A day honoring the men and women who have died serving in the United States Armed Forces. So whether you’re enjoying a cookout with your friends and family, camping, eating brats or watching a parade, take a moment to remember those who […]

How to Help a Friend Who’s Sick

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Recently a very good friend of mine was diagnosed with b-cell lymphoma. Cancer. The news came only one week after my friend gave birth to her second child. Take a moment to let that sink in. A brand new baby and cancer all within a matter of days. After the […]

Your Heart Will Thank You!

Research suggests that if you’re getting into cardiovascular exercise in order to improve your heart health, it might not matter which kind of cardiovascular exercise you choose, just that you choose one. In one study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers looked at data from two cohort studies for walkers and […]

Stressors – From Big to Small

We are constantly bombarded by life “stressors.” From personal inconveniences, like traffic jams, to the more significant challenges of illness or injury, to the all too frequent and unwelcome news of tragic world events like school shootings. While stressors differ for each of us us, we all typically respond to these stressors with the same […]

Oral Health is Essential

Oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of all people.

The mouth includes not only the teeth and gums and their supporting tissues, but also the hard and soft palate, the mucosal lining of the mouth and throat, the tongue, the lips, the salivary glands, the chewing muscles, and the […]

Do You Know Osteoporosis?

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. You make think you don’t need to worry about osteoporosis yet, but think again…

Here in America’s Dairyland, you might expect that we all take in plenty of calcium resulting in GREAT bones! But the truth is many of us develop osteoporosis in later life and suffer […]

Have you had a checkup recently?

Mother’s day kicks off National Women’s Health week. National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health.

On Monday, May 13th we observed National Women’s Checkup Day. As the 14th annual observance, WWHF wants to encourage women to take the following […]

Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Did you know, that in the US, about 1 million pregnant women smoke cigarettes and another 750,000 women drink alcohol during pregnancy? An additional 225,000 women use an illicit drug at least once while pregnant.

Not only are these statistics alarming, but fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD) are the leading known cause of developmental disabilities […]