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First Breath Families Program to Begin Thanks to New Grant

Helping Dane County Be Healthy

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation is excited to announce the creation of our First Breath Families program thanks to Dean & St. Mary’s ‘Helping Dane County to be Healthy’ grant program designed to benefit the overall health of area communities. The WWHF is one of four organizations selected to […]

WWHF Provides Webinar on Perinatal Oral Health

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Oral health is critical at any time in a person’s life, but it can be especially important during pregnancy. Unfortunately, many pregnant women ignore oral health issues, or are unaware of what additional risks they should be alert to at this critical point in their lives.

Webinar […]

Common Medications and Your Oral Health

Flickr Creative Commons, P. S. Sahana

Prescription drugs have increased both our quality of life and longevity – so much so, over 70% of Americans take at least one daily prescription. Doctors and pharmacists counsel patients on potential side effects, but often the most mundane-sounding issues can cause long-term problems.

Consider dry mouth – […]

American Diabetes Month

Join the American Diabetes Association to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America! campaign […]

Trick or Treat, Protect Your Teeth!

Halloween is fast approaching, and with it, costumes and candy and…cavities? Use these tricks to protect your teeth – and your children’s – while indulging in Halloween treats:

photo by WWHF’s Emily TT Sullivan

Avoid chewy, sticky candy like taffy or caramels. These leave residue between the teeth that is impossible for saliva to […]

14th Annual Gathering

Each year, WWHF partners with Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI to hold “The Gathering.” Since 2002, the Gathering has provided women an opportunity to meet old and new friends, view exhibits, and access information and resources they need to be healthy. This free event is designed to engage and energize […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is a good month to think about healthy aging – it’s both Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer’s Month. And as Wisconsinites, it’s a good idea to think about healthy aging year-round. While millennials (anyone born after 1980) outnumber baby boomers nationwide, Wisconsin is one of a few states that have more baby boomers […]

Program Highlight: the GrapeVine Project

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation partners with nurses throughout the state by providing them with the most up-to-date tools and educational information about various health topics through our program The GrapeVine Project. All information presented is gathered from local state and national organizations with expertise in the specific health area, and is continually reviewed […]

Get out of town! Explore Wisconsin’s State Parks

View of the lake from the quartzite bluffs of Devil’s Lake State Park.

It’s summertime and the weather is fine with vacation heavy on our minds…

But the reality is that with work, family, and household responsibilities, our vacations can be limited. When we let these responsibilities keep us from leisure activities, it often […]

(Meatless) Ways to Get More Protein in Your Diet

Here in the U.S. there’s a big culture built around meat-eating that can sometimes feel unavoidable. The summer can prove to be even more difficult with our weekend schedules filled with family BBQ’s and baseball games where burgers and brats are the norm.

Lean meats like chicken and fish are excellent alternatives to red meats, […]