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World Cancer Day

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008.

Know Your Risk: Understanding your risk of developing different types of cancer is important. Use the tools below to learn how you can decrease your risk for cancer.

Siteman Cancer Center’s “Your Disease […]

National Wear Red Day and Million Hearts™

Every year nearly 10,000 Wisconsin women die from heart attacks and strokes. It’s the #1 cause of death in the state.

Signs of a heart attack may differ in women than in men. Some of the important symptoms to be aware of include:

Chest pain or discomfort Unusual upper body discomfort Shortness of breath Breaking […]

Annual Dialogue White Paper

The 6th Annual Dialogue: Obesity in Women: The Generational Impact, was held this year on September 12, 2012. The white paper from the event can now be found on our website under publications or events, or by clicking here. The paper provides an in-depth look at the issue of obesity in women, and the discussion […]

A First Breath Success Story

First Breath is a program that helps pregnant women in Wisconsin quit smoking by integrating cessation strategies into existing prenatal care appointments. This is one mother’s story:

Racine, Wisconsin– First Breath is an awesome way to quit or curb your cravings for cigarettes. I tried to have a baby for 20 years. When I found […]

Depression in Women

As women, we are twice as likely to suffer from depression at some point in our lives. Chances are you already know someone who suffers from a mental disorder, whether it a family member, a neighbor, or a co-worker. More than the Blues

Kate Pender, RN, MS, has been serving as a community parish nurse […]

Journaling for your Health

Journaling can help with many things, including:

processing life events clarifying your thoughts focusing on your feelings asking important questions reducing stress

EveryWoman’s Journal is an education outreach program that teaches women how to use proactive health journaling techniques to increase individual awareness of their mental, physical, and emotional health, and guide them towards […]

Happy Friday!

Source: via Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation on Pinterest



Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The Human Papilloma Virus is the most common Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) HPV is spread by sexual contact Most people get it soon after they start having sex 20 million Americans infected right now 6 million new Americans infected every year 50% of all sexually active men and women will get HPV sometime in their […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Facts about cervical cancer: About 10,000 women get cervical cancer every year in the United States Almost 4,000 women die from it Almost 50% of women who die from cervical cancer are age 65 and older Cervical Cancer is the most preventable female cancer There is a test to look for the disease in the […]

A Look Back at 2012

The 13th Annual Spring Gala was held in May at the Madison Capital.


Our 6th Annual Dialogue: Obesity in Women: The Generational Impact, was held this year on September 12th.

Panel: Michael J. O’Grady, PhD; Chanel Tyler, MD; Susan Latton; Michelle Rimer, MS, MPH, RD, LDN; Laurel Rice, MD


The Gathering, an […]