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Sue Ann Says: Early Onset Dementia in Women is On the Rise

The 52 year old woman’s family first started to notice changes when she missed two meetings. Juggling projects that used to be a breeze for her became confusing and a chore. Soon her family observed other odd behaviors; lost jewelry, lost keys, forgetting the names of friends. They became concerned. Finally her family persuaded her […]

Colorectal Cancer: 2nd Most Common Cancer in Wisconsin

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. You may have seen ads in magazines or on social media depicting an upside-down heart with the text “love your colon”. It’s a clever way to draw people’s attention to a major cancer killer in our country that can sometimes get “overshadowed” by well marketed issues like […]

Register now for the GrapeVine 2015 Annual Conference!

Registration for the GrapeVine 2015 Annual Conference is now open! Register for this free two-day event taking place on June 1& 2 at the The Madison Concourse Hotel. All GrapeVine Project nurses and RN’s who are passionate about women’s health are welcome!

 

 

Join the GrapeVine Project Today! […]

Sue Ann Says: Prevent Osteoporosis By Building Strong Bones

February 2015 – You have seen it happen to your friends or family members before. One misplaced step on the ice or a trip over the coffee table and you have a broken bone. Fractures can occur in a woman at any age, but as we grow older our bones become more brittle. Your […]

Expressive Writing as a Form of Stress Management

Expressive writing has been found to “improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person’s health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory” (Writing Your Way to Happiness, New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope, January 19, 2015).

Sometimes figuring out how to cope with stress can […]

Nominate a Champion in Women’s Health! Nomination Deadline: Friday, January 30

 

Our 2014 Champions with WWHF President & Founder, Sue Ann Thompson (center). Champions from left: Dr. John & Mrs. Sally Mielke, Gina Green-Harris, Phyllis Holder, Clare Janty, Dr. Adedayo Onitilo.

The Champions in Women’s Health Awards honor individuals who have devoted themselves to improving the lives of women and families in their professional […]

The Burden of Tobacco 2015 Report

A Burden of Tobacco report was recently released by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with some shocking statistics. Over a period of three years (2008-2012), it was revealed that 15% of Wisconsinites older than 35 years are dying to illnesses directly related to smoking annually. The report concluded that about 7,356 Wisconsin deaths were associated both […]

2015 Parish Nurse Scholarships – Now Open!

The 2015 Faith Community Nurse Scholarship application is now available on our website! We offer this scholarship to registered nurses who wish to complete advanced training in the Faith Community/Parish Nurse education program.

Faith Community/Parish Nurses have the unique opportunity to minister the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women and their […]

What’s Oral Health Got to do With it?

Turkey is high both in calcium and phosphorus, two nutrients that help in tooth development.

We can all feel a little guilty around the holidays as we pack in as many goodies as we can get our hands on. While enjoyable at the time, these treats can lead to real consequences, not only with […]

Feria latina de la salud

Mayor of Madison Paul Soglin poses with the members of the Latino Health Council after officially declaring October 17th as the Day of Latino Health in Madison.

On a brisk fall Saturday in mid-October, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Latino Health Fair, which was held at Bethel […]