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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 […]

The Gathering – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 12th Annual Gathering held last week at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Despite the dense fog advisory covering most of the state, several attendees made the trip from as far away as Green Bay, Madison, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Sparta and St. Germain.

Christine Maghrak, Advance Practice Consultation […]

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 […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week – Oct. 6 – 12

50 million.

That’s how many Americans experience a mental disorder any given year.

With that kind of prevalence, why would most individuals rather tell their employers about a petty crime than about a history including a psychiatric hospital?

There are many people in the workforce that deal with psychiatric illnesses and poor mental […]

Register Today!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to register for WWHF’s 7th Annual Dialogue – Women & Aging: The Impact of Dementia!

On October 10th & 11th WWHF is holding a moderated panel discussion of state and national leaders in prevention and treatment. Join us to learn about innovative solutions and strategies that can improve healthcare […]

It All Begins With A Healthy Woman…

As mothers, it is important to do everything possible to ensure the delivery of a healthy baby. Sadly, this is too often not true.

September is Infant Mortality Month and WWHF encourages mothers, surrogates and families to be aware and mindful of the things that can cause infant mortality. While there are medical conditions that […]

World Heart Day

For your heart health, focus on a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease.

 

Ladies make your heart health a priority: this will benefit you and your family. • Heart disease is the number one killer of women and more than 8.6 million women die of CVD around the world […]

World Alzheimer’s Month – Attend Our Dialogue!

The US population is aging quickly.

In 2000, an estimated 35 million people were age 65 and older. Researchers estimate that by 2030, over 70 million Americans will be age 65 or older, accounting for 1 in 5 Americans. More than 19 million Americans will be age 85 and older.

The outlook for older […]

It’s Here – National Women’s Health & Fitness Day!

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. It is a public/private good health partnership organized by the Health Information Resource Center. The program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Many local organizations throughout […]