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September 24, 2014

Families of the addicted suffer in silence

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If you have been reading this newspaper section for the past two weeks, you know it is National Recovery Month and throughout Sheboygan there have been events to create awareness. I have seen courage displayed by people who thought they had no voice. I complete this series with honoring one such woman who is publicly sharing her story for the first time:

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September 17, 2014

Fighting the demon of addiction

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September, National Recovery Month, is three weeks in and going strong.

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September 10, 2014

Author: MaryAdele Revoy

Local events scheduled for Recovery Month

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It’s September. It’s back to school sales, and saying goodbye to summer.

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September 3, 2014

Author: Kate Baer

A call to action for suicide prevention

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National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 7-13, with World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. A recent report, “The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin,” released in 2014 covering data from 2007- 2011, signifies that suicide remains a significant public health concern in our state.

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August 27, 2014

Author: Mariah Shaver

Safety important to remember at the county fair

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With the summer winding down many Sheboygan County residents’ favorite event is coming: the Sheboygan County Fair. It is important to remember safety for not only yourself, but also your loved ones at events like this. It is easy to get caught up in the fair atmosphere and forget about obvious safety tips. Some important places safety needs to be remembered are with children, on the amusement rides, and around the animals.

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August 20, 2014

Author: Stacey Richter

Healthy lunch options for your school-age children

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Would you like to pack a healthier lunch but you don’t know where to start? Let’s take a look at the National School Lunch Program guidelines, created by the USDA and use these as a base for packing a healthy lunch.

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August 13, 2014

Author: Kristin Blanchard

Local engines for healthier communities

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For nearly 50 years, America's community health centers have provided high quality, cost effective and accessible primary and preventative care to all individuals regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Health centers serve as the health care home for more than 22 million Americans through more than 9,000 delivery sites across the nation. One in every 15 people living in the United States depends on their services.

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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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