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A Healthy Thanksgiving

When WWHF decided we wanted to post about a healthy Thanksgiving side dish option, we knew exactly how to ask. Our dear friend, Cammie, who writes Polka Dotted Peony has graciously provided us with a delicious Wheat Berry Salad recipe! Read on:

If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for […]

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 […]

It’s a Success!

Green County – I started smoking when I was 13 years old because all of my friends were doing it. When I was younger, I only smoked occasionally, but I was up to a pack a day by the time I was 17 years old. I decided to try to quit smoking when I found […]

The Healthy Aging Brain

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation held three trainings for the GrapeVine Project’s Faith Community Nurses on the new unit on dementia entitled The Healthy Aging Brain.

Dr. Elizabeth Chapman from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health presented the new unit to 30 nurses at the trainings in Wausau, Madison and Milwaukee.

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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 […]

Meet Pat

Pat Van AckerSt. GermainEvangelical Free Church

 

Pat Van Acker is a Faith Community Nurse. WWHF’s GrapeVine Project trains Faith Community/Parish Nurses* (FCNs) and provides health education program materials to them. FCNs then educate women in their communities.

 

What is your favorite aspect of Faith Community Nursing/what made you want to become a […]

Register Now!

 

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. […]

Happy Friday!