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White Paper – Women & Aging: The Impact of Dementia

On October 10th & 11th, 2013, WWHF held our 7th Annual Dialogue, Women & Aging: The Impact of Dementia. The Annual Dialogue is a moderated panel discussion of state and national leaders in prevention and treatment. Attendees learn about innovative solutions and strategies that can improve healthcare outcomes for Wisconsin communities.

As a […]

The call for 2014 Everyday Health Heroes is now open!

Everyday Health Heroes Awards honor individuals who have impacted the health and welfare of their families or communities. Nominees may include teachers, coaches, parents, neighbors, your family and friends.

Everyday Health Heroes are men and women who lead by example and make health a priority. Everyday Health Heroes:

Make courageous choices;

Are creative in […]

Cervical Health Awareness

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do to prevent cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV (human papillomavirus), the most common sexually transmitted disease. HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer.

The good news?

HPV can be prevented by the HPV vaccine. […]

Healthy Weight Week

The Annual Healthy Weight Week is a week-long observance to recognize healthy diet-free living habits that result in the prevention of eating and weight issues.

Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to healthy living, but people are often sucked into fraudulent diets and weight-loss “miracles.” Tuesday, January 21 is devoted to ridding the world of […]

Sue Ann Says: Pursue Healthy Habits in the New Year

By the time you read this article, you may have already broken your New Year’s Resolutions. Did you plan to lose 10 pounds? Or plan to exercise every weekday? After consuming 14 holiday cookies at once, did you add fruit to your snack list? You mean well, but somehow the resolutions aren’t sticking. Don’t be […]

Protect Yourself from Frigid Temperatures

Everywhere you turn these days, people are talking about the cold weather and the “polar vortex”. Wisconsin has set record low air temperatures and record wind chill temperatures. Be sure to plan ahead to avoid cold weather injuries such as frostbite or hypothermia.

What is frostbite?

Frostbite is literally the freezing of body tissue (usually […]

Birth Defects Prevention & Awareness Month

Each year, birth defects affect about 1 in 33 newborns in the United States[1]. Birth defects account for 20% of infant deaths[2]. Infants who live with birth defects often have life-long physical and cognitive impairments, costing families and the health care system millions.

Not all birth defects can be prevented, but there are several things […]

Sign Up for WWHF Connect!

We’re excited to introduce you to WWHF Connect, WWHF’s new e-newsletter dedicated to the health and wellness of Wisconsin women! Our first issue went out in October and it was a hit! We provided our recipients with a variety of updates and information. Here are some things that were included in October:

Sue Ann Says […]

Winter Exercise

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following key guidelines for physical activity[1]:

Avoid inactivity. Some physical activity is better than none and adults that participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits. Adults should do at least 2 ½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity a week (22 minutes […]

Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

Click HERE to check out our 2013 Fall Newsletter!