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American Diabetes Month

Join the American Diabetes Association to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America! campaign […]

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 […]

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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Drive Safely Work Week

Did you know that in 2011, there were 112,516 car crashes just in the state of Wisconsin?

During Drive Safely Work Week, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation wants to remind you to remember the three A’s of driving safely. Stay aware, alert and attentive at all times when driving. It’s easy to get distracted on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Quick Tips

Quick tips to help maintain a long, happy, and healthy life: Catch some Rays: At least 15 minutes a day of sunshine provides your dose of Vitamin D for the day. Laugh Therapy: Laughing 15 minutes a day can increase the blood flowing to the heart by up to 50% which can potentially decrease the […]