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Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and here at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, we aim to decrease the prevalence of infant mortality for mothers, babies, and families in Wisconsin. One of the main causes of infant mortality is maternal smoking.

Maternal smoking more than doubles the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). 1

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Sue Ann Says…Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted

Sue Ann Says… Don’t Take Your Oral Health For Granted!

Many women believe that their smile is their best asset. I love to laugh and smile with my family and friends, but I realize that having a white smile is not enough! Our ability to eat nutritious foods and obtain vital nutrients depends upon having […]

Save the Date – 12th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day Coming Up!

12th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is coming soon!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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. […]

For All You Yoginis

Some interesting facts about yoga…since it is National Yoga Awareness Month and all…

 

A 2008 market study in Yoga Journal reports that some 16 million Americans practice yoga and spend $5.7 billion a year on gear. “Doga” is a type of yoga in which people use yoga to achieve harmony with […]

Healthy Aging

It’s September, and that means it’s healthy aging month.

Here are some tips for tackling healthy aging in 3 areas:

Cardiovascular health: Include physical activity in your daily routine. Try walking, swimming or any other active activities you enjoy. Regular moderate physical activity will help you maintain a healthy weight and lower blood pressure. Eat […]

Fruit & Veggies – More Matters

Not only is school starting up again, but it is “Fruit & Veggies – More Matters” month. That means it’s perfect timing to start packing those school lunches with more of those sweet fruits and crunchy veggies.

Here are some easy ways to pack more of these healthy foods:

Pack a salad in a […]

Pregnant? Don’t Forget Your Teeth!

Pregnancy is an exciting and busy time in your life. You’re probably feeling a variety of emotions and working hard to keep you and your baby healthy. Despite this busy time, it is important for you to keep up with your oral hygiene practices for the health of you and your baby. Studies suggest that […]

Laughing…..just for the health of it!

Way back in the 60’s a man named Norman Cousins contracted a painful illness in which he had only a 1 in 500 chance of surviving. In his book about his recovery, “Anatomy of an Illness,” Mr. Cousins states that the “humor therapy” he credits with saving his life included several hours watching funny movies, […]

Just 3 Steps – Starting to Exercise

Sometimes the hardest part of exercising is just getting started. Here are a few tips on how to start, or reignite, an exercise routine:

1. Pick something you like to do.

If you don’t like running, you’ll dread getting on the treadmill; if you hate gyms, you’ll find many excuses not to go. […]

My Motivation? My Grandson.

My grandson is quite possibly the cutest 3 ½-year-old little boy in whole wide world and I know I’m not the only Gramma that thinks this about her grandchildren. One thing you other Grammas may or may not have thought about is how your health is affected by your grandchildren.

In the 3 ½ years […]