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Relaunch Recap: My Baby & Me

“About 1 in 13 pregnant women (7.6%) reported drinking alcohol in the past 30 days.”- CDC, 2012

As stated in the above statistic, alcohol consumption during pregnancy is occurring at a rate of about 8% nationwide. Alcohol is a teratogen, an agent which interferes with normal prenatal development. Alcohol is passed along to a […]

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 […]

It’s a Success!

Green County – I started smoking when I was 13 years old because all of my friends were doing it. When I was younger, I only smoked occasionally, but I was up to a pack a day by the time I was 17 years old. I decided to try to quit smoking when I found […]

Meet Pat

Pat Van AckerSt. GermainEvangelical Free Church

 

Pat Van Acker is a Faith Community Nurse. WWHF’s GrapeVine Project trains Faith Community/Parish Nurses* (FCNs) and provides health education program materials to them. FCNs then educate women in their communities.

 

What is your favorite aspect of Faith Community Nursing/what made you want to become a […]

Register Now!

 

For more information or to register for this event, please email mwhiteside@wwhf.org with your full name, title, and employer.

October 21-25: National Health Education Week

There is a classic parable in the Health Education world that is often used to demonstrate the importance of prevention. There are several variations on the story, but essentially it boils down to this:

The other day, I was enjoying a walk along a beautiful river. Suddenly, I heard a panicked shout for help. […]

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 […]