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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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January 18, 2018

Author: Char Pachniak

Sheboygan County Horizon4Girls announces Jan. as National Mentoring Month

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Sheboygan County Horizon4Girl staff speak with parents and family members daily and are often asked for a magic potion. How do we improve school attendance, academic achievement, promote responsible decision making, and provide skills to better navigate relationships at school, socially and at home? Let’s take a step into the lab and see what we can whip up.

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January 10, 2018

Author: Rachael Lewinski

Practice mindfulness with health resolutions

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As the New Year begins, many of us look at it as a fresh start and set big health goals. However, many of us fall victim to losing our motivation and giving  up on our commitment as the excitement  wears off and challenges set in. As a personal trainer, around the end of February, I have seen many people get frustrated, lose motivation and just plain stop what we so enthusiastically began a month ago.

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January 3, 2018

Author: Janelle Schirmer

Sheboygan Healthy 2020 covers New Year’s goals

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With the holiday season winding down and a new year beginning, there comes the opportunity to start fresh. You may be thinking back to all your holiday eating at parties and get-togethers. Now it’s time to look forward and focus on setting healthy goals. Aiming to eat healthier can sometimes feel like an overwhelming goal with little direction on where to start. It’s helpful to break this goal down into smaller, realistic goals that you can work on.

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December 27, 2017

Author: Grace Talbot

Eating Healthy for the New Year

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It is almost 2018, which means that the time for change is rightaround the corner. After the holidays, it is possible that you would like to make better choices, this article will provide you with 8 tips for eating healthier in the New Year!

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December 21, 2017

Author: Trisha Erpelding

Remember your presence is the best present this holiday

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Many of us spend the holiday season searching for that perfect present, combing the aisles during our Target run to find something great that will really make our loved one’s eyes light up. It might be that hard-to-find toy or another item at the top of a wish list, but there is a gift that you can’t buy that your family needs just as much — you.

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December 13, 2017

Author: Elizabeth Wimmler

Tips to reduce drug insurance angst

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Understanding drug insurance can be overwhelming, but focusing on key concepts and taking a few simple steps can reduce the insurance-related frustration.

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December 8, 2017

Author: Amy Benz

Sheboygan Area schools teams up with Nourish

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Sheboygan Area School District has teamed up with Nourish to bring “Harvest of the Month” to students and the community. Each month, a piece of produce is chosen to be a featured item on the school lunch menu as well as in snacks in certain schools in Sheboygan County. The goal is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in students and build a solid relationship with our local farmers. Ultimately, the program seeks to help students develop healthier eating habits.

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