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GrapeVine Project Sessions

Yesterday we held a GrapeVine Project training session in Wausau, Wisconsin. The training sessions provide nurses with the training and materials they need in order to hold their own GrapeVine Project session.

What is the Grapevine Project?

The GrapeVine Project is a free health education program for women presented by Faith Community/Parish Nurses (FCNs) […]

Safe Routes to School

Congratulations to the 17 Wisconsin communities receiving federal grants funding for local Safe Routes to School projects in 2013!

We learned about the Safe Routes to School project at our 6th Annual Dialogue event in September that focused on preventing and treating obesity. Safe Routes to School is an international movement that promotes walking […]

World AIDS Day

December 1st was World AIDS day, and with women comprising 50% of HIV positive individuals worldwide, and 25% in the U.S., it is important to know our risk. Women are also especially susceptible to HIV/AIDS and other STIs due to their unique physiology.

Take the passing of this day as an opportunity […]

Happy Friday!

It is the weekend, and time for much needed relaxation. Take 10 minutes for yourself and work through this guided imagery video:

Have a great weekend!

 

Easy Exercise From Home

Now that it is cold, it can be harder to motivate yourself to exercise. However, it is important to continue (or begin) your exercise routine through the winter months. Check out this video on easy exercises you can do right from your house!

 

Source: via Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation […]

Battling the Winter Blues

After celebrating Thanksgiving, we are beginning to look forward to the approaching winter months, busy holiday season, and shorter daylight hours. For some people, the decreased exposure to sunlight can cause them to experience a form of depression termed Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or what is sometimes called the “winter blues.” Women have a greater […]

What we are Thankful for

At the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation we are thankful for many things: our sponsors, donors, clients and all who help us in our work of helping provide Wisconsin women with the information, opportunities and support they need to be healthy.

Thank you to all of our supporters and donors, and Happy Thanksgiving! […]

For the Health of your Heart

This year at the Research Luncheon we were honored to have Marc Gillinov, MD, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Gillinov is a staff cardiac surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He holds the Judith Dion Pyle […]

Happy Friday!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Research Luncheon yesterday, and to our keynote speaker, Dr. Marc Gillinov! We would also like to give a special thank you to our sponsors: Delta Dental, UW Health, WPS Health Insurance, Blain’s Farm and Fleet, the UW Department of Radiology, The Markos Family Foundation, The Cudahy […]

Grant Recipients

The Research Luncheon is tomorrow and we are proud to be honoring this year’s grant recipients.

Research Luncheon Grant Recipients: Dr. Judith Stitt Woman Faculty Scholar Grant

Recipient: Roberta Strigel, M.S., M.D.– Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Breast MRI is the most sensitive modality for the detection of breast cancer, but specificity […]