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Popular Toys in 2013 and Toys to Avoid

The holiday gift giving season is in full swing and you may be wondering what to buy for the kids on your list. You may also be wondering what to avoid.

Every year big retailers like Toys R Us, Amazon and Walmart, compile lists of what they expect to be the most popular toys during […]

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 […]

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

It’s November. And that mean’s it’s National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation is familiar with the topic and so are some of their Annual Dialogue attendees.

We want to extend a big thank you to all of the community leaders who joined us on October 10th (Madison) and October 11 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]