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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Debunking 3 Myths of Strength Training

Myth 1: Building muscles will make me gain weight or appear “bulky”.

False. In fact, building muscle will actually help control your weight because as you gain muscle, your body gains a bigger “engine” to burn calories more efficiently – which can result in weight loss. And while strength training can result in […]

Doc Rock’s Tips for a Long and Healthy Life

Even though he’s just a kid at 86, Dr. Bill Rock knows a thing or two about internal medicine, aging well and quality of life.

Here are his top tips:

• Stay informed, involved, connected. A sense of purpose helps reduce the risk for dementia and makes life more fun!

• Kick bad health habits. […]

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Every 4.5 minutes a child in the U.S. is born with a birth defect.

Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies every year and cause 1 in 5 infant deaths. Although some birth defects can be diagnosed before birth, many are not found right away, prenatal care and screenings are important for early diagnosis.

Some […]