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March 28, 2018

Author: Jake Lambrecht

Tips for gardening for the “vegetable-challenged”

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There is a practical side to having a vegetable garden. You hope to be able to eat what you grow. It is certainly disappointing to have a flower garden that flops, but likely, you weren’t planning on eating your flowers. When a vegetable garden doesn’t work, it is another level of sadness. Your plants may have died AND you didn’t even get to harvest from them.

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March 22, 2018

Author: Cath Tease

Kick Butts Day wants to keep kids tobacco free

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The tobacco industry shows clear patterns of designing flavored tobacco products to target youth with more than 20 appealing flavors such as cherry, unicorn puke, chocolate and popcorn.

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March 14, 2018

Author: Amanda Miller

Start eating well this National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month, so what better time than now to start becoming healthier and happier through healthy eating and physical activity?

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March 8, 2018

Author: Annette Selk

Sheboygan County ADRC works to reduce senior falls

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The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Sheboygan County has been concerned about the statistics that are being reported on falls among our seniors in Sheboygan County.

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February 28, 2018

Author: Lauren Smith

Food bank asks for thoughtful donations

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Imagine this scene: it’s the morning of the last day of the office food drive. You are running late, but you want to make a difference in our community. You make a quick dash to your kitchen pantry and push aside last weekend’s grocery shopping haul. You grab the dusty can of green beans soaked in salt. You juggle around a few more items and find a smooshed box of angel hair pasta.

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February 21, 2018

Author: Trisha Erpelding

Postpartum depression affects many new moms

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About four million babies are born each year in the United States. Many of the mothers of these newborns will go through the “baby blues,” a period of hormonal shifts and mood swings for a few days or even a few weeks as they adjust to their new baby and perhaps, new parenthood. For some women, these “baby blues” may persist for a longer period.

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February 14, 2018

Author: Jake Lambrecht

Seed-ordering tips every gardener should know

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While I do believe that good gardening practices will matter more than what type of seed you purchase, there are a few guidelines every gardener should know. This advice mainly refers to annual garden seeds (vegetable, herbs, fruits, etc.). Most seed companies will send you free catalogs at your request.

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February 7, 2018

Author: Cindy VanderWeele

Adults often unaware of recommended vaccines

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You want to pass on family traditions, like a favorite cookie recipe, but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next health care provider’s visit. Vaccinating our children is commonplace. But few adults know they need vaccines other than flu vaccine.

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January 30, 2018

Author: Donna Habeck

How to know if you have cold or flu

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Winter is officially upon us. Unfortunately, along with it come influenza and a rise in common colds, which are both caused by viruses. Knowing the difference between the cold and the flu can help you decide if, or when, you need to see your doctor.

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January 24, 2018

Author: Rachael Lewinski

Sheboygan County Healthy 2020’s tips for surviving, enjoying winter

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A mindfulness practice can help you reduce stress, shift your focus on the positive and enjoy life during one of the more challenging seasons for our mental and physical health. Paying attention on purpose, without judgment and with kindness to your emotions, energy and winter activities can lead to better safety during treacherous activities as well as avoiding succumbing to winter blues.

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