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Celebrate the Great American Smokeout!

Today, join others around the nation who are participating in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Annually, on the third day of November, smokers are encouraged to remain smoke-free for 24 hours or choose this day to quit smoking altogether.

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans smoke, making tobacco use in the United States […]

The Sandwich Deluxe Generation

November is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. Here is what one of our staff had to say about being a family caregiver:

Many of us have been exposed to the terms Sandwich Generation and the Family Caregiver. Whether you are in this situation or watching and supporting friends who are, one thing for sure is…it […]

Lung Cancer Strikes Nonsmokers Too

When talking about lung cancer, most people would consider it a disease associated with smokers. However, new research has found that the number of nonsmokers being diagnosed with lung cancer has increased. According to American Cancer Society, every year, 16,000 to 24,000 Americans die of lung cancer though they have never smoked. The causes of […]

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For more information or to register for this event, please email mwhiteside@wwhf.org with your full name, title, and employer.

Breast Cancer Deadline: 2020

“In 1961, President Kennedy challenged this country to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and the Apollo program was born. The seemingly impossible challenge President Kennedy issued became breathtaking reality only 98 months later. It is time to reawaken this impulse to do great things and to honor our […]

October 21-25: National Health Education Week

There is a classic parable in the Health Education world that is often used to demonstrate the importance of prevention. There are several variations on the story, but essentially it boils down to this:

The other day, I was enjoying a walk along a beautiful river. Suddenly, I heard a panicked shout for help. […]

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a serious crime and health issue that we don’t often talk about. The secrecy that surrounds domestic violence is one of the reasons why is still persists. To help change that, every October we celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is an opportunity, as individuals, families, and communities, to reflect on the […]

FREE Achilles Test & Bone Density Screenings

Join us at WWHF for a free achilles test & bone density screenings. Who:

anyone at risk

Risk Factors include:

females advanced age history of bone fracture family history of osteoporosis early menopause low calcium diet lack of exercise alcohol and tobacco use What:

Trained staff and volunteers conduct Achilles Test screenings using the GE […]

Remember Your Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It is a good time to schedule your mammogram. You do get your mammogram (if you are over 40) on a regular basis, right? Regular as decided together by you and your physician—this may mean every year or every other year. No excuses.

Mammograms are still the gold […]