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It All Begins With A Healthy Woman…

As mothers, it is important to do everything possible to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. Sadly, this is too often not true.

September is Infant Mortality Month and WWHF encourages mothers, surrogates and families to be aware and mindful of the things that can cause infant mortality. While there are medical conditions that […]

World Heart Day

For your heart health, focus on a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease.

 

Ladies make your heart health a priority: this will benefit you and your family. • Heart disease is the number one killer of women and more than 8.6 million women die of CVD around the world […]

World Alzheimer’s Month – Attend Our Dialogue!

The US population is aging quickly.

In 2000, an estimated 35 million people were age 65 and older. Researchers estimate that by 2030, over 70 million Americans will be age 65 or older, accounting for 1 in 5 Americans. More than 19 million Americans will be age 85 and older.

The outlook for older […]

It’s Here – National Women’s Health & Fitness Day!

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. It is a public/private good health partnership organized by the Health Information Resource Center. The program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Many local organizations throughout […]

Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and here at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, we aim to decrease the prevalence of infant mortality for mothers, babies, and families in Wisconsin. One of the main causes of infant mortality is maternal smoking.

Maternal smoking more than doubles the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 1

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Sue Ann Says…Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted

Sue Ann Says… Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted!

Many women believe that their smile is their best asset. I love to laugh and smile with my family and friends, but I realize that having a white smile is not enough! Our ability to eat nutritious foods and obtain vital nutrients depends upon having […]

Save the Date – 12th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Coming Up!

12th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is coming soon!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. It is a public/private good health partnership organized by the Health Information Resource Center. […]

For All You Yoginis

Some interesting facts about yoga…since it is National Yoga Awareness Month and all…

 

A 2008 market study in Yoga Journal reports that some 16 million Americans practice yoga and spend $5.7 billion a year on gear. “Doga” is a type of yoga in which people use yoga to achieve harmony with […]

Healthy Aging

It’s September, and that means it’s healthy aging month.

Here are some tips for tackling healthy aging in 3 areas:

Cardiovascular health: Include physical activity in your daily routine. Try walking, swimming or any other active activities you enjoy. Regular moderate physical activity will help you maintain a healthy weight and lower blood pressure. Eat […]

Save the Date…

The Gathering is an annual statewide event bringing together women who have participated in Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s programs. The Gathering is held at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Since 2002, the Gathering has provided women an opportunity to meet old and new friends and attend workshops on health information and resources they […]