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July 30, 2014

Why worksite wellness matters

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Almost one-third of the workforce now spends the majority of their day seated at their desks plugged into workstations. Sedentary lifestyles have become a concern of epic proportion. More than 66 percent of Wisconsin adults are overweight or obese. As the number of overweight adults increases so does their risk of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, arthritis and others. This epidemic is placing a huge burden on our healthcare system and economy. 

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July 23, 2014

Author: Laura J. Rammer

Help your child prevent tooth decay

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Baby bottle tooth decay is the extensive breakdown of a child’s baby teeth. Even though the baby teeth are temporary, it is important to take care of them or there can be problems in the future affecting both primary (or baby) teeth as well as permanent teeth. A child’s set of primary teeth are the guides for permanent teeth and they need to be protected from tooth decay.

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July 16, 2014

Author: Mariah Shaver

Tips to prevent heat-related illnesses

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With the weather finally becoming nice, everyone wants to be outside. However, the summer heat can be a danger just as much as the cold can be in winter.

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July 9, 2014

Author: Angela Wessels

Walk for suicide prevention Aug. 16

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Despite the fact that approximately 1 in 4 adults each year deal with a mental illness, the topic of mental illness can make many people uncomfortable. For those who have had friends or family impacted by mental illness or suicide, the stigma that society places on these issues can be isolating and painful.

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July 2, 2014

Author: Elissa Halla and Elizabeth Abler

E-cigarettes: What do we know?

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July 5 marks the fourth anniversary of Wisconsin’s Smoke Free Air Law. The implementation of this law was an effective tobacco control strategy and has proven to be an effective policy change. We have made steady progress in reducing the prevalence of smoking in both adults and youth.

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June 24, 2014

Author: Elissa Halla

Small bugs can cause big problems

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The summer weather we have all been waiting for is finally here! After the long and cold winter you may be anxious to get outside and enjoy the beautiful parks, beaches, and campsites of Sheboygan County. Before you run out the door, remember to apply insect repellent to protect your family and pets from insect bites and illnesses common in our area.

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June 17, 2014

Author: Kevin Struck

Understanding health care instructions can be challenging

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Findings from a survey and five focus groups conducted over the past two years by the Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 Health Literacy Committee indicate understanding health care instructions can be an especially daunting task for certain groups such as the elderly, young people new to the system, and individuals whose primary language is not English.

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June 10, 2014

Author: Dr. Sanjay Suthar

Preparing for your physician appointment

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Preparation is important in life and preparing to see your physician is no different. Whether it’s a first time or a return visit to a doctor, being prepared will take some anxiety out of the visit as well as allow both you and your physician to focus on your concerns.

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June 4, 2014

Author: Brooke Artabasy

Family activities for the summer

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The days of summer are here. The kids have time off of school and the weather is getting warm. While experts say that having down time with no scheduled activities is a good thing for children, spending the entire summer doing nothing doesn’t sound like a ton of fun.

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May 28, 2014

Author: MaryAdele Revoy

May is National Military Appreciation Month

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On Monday many of us had a vacation or a day off of school. It was Memorial Day - a day where we recognize and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the military. Did you observe this day while enjoying a day out of the office? Was there a moment during the day where it dawned on you why you have an extra day to gather with family and friends?

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