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July 5, 2017

Author: ELIZABETH ABLER

Ordinance moving tenants toward smoke-free living

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As we start a favorite month in Wisconsin, we are reminded that this is the seventh year our state celebrates the Smoke Free Air Bill passage of July 5, 2010. In June we celebrated Healthy Homes Month, which is sponsored by U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD). The observance focuses on raising awareness of housing’s impact on health and providing ways for families to protect themselves from hazards in the home.

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June 28, 2017

Author: ERICA GOLLHARDT

How seniors can keep active while staying safe this summer

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As we continue through the warm summer months, we look for outdoor and indoor activities to keep busy. For seniors who reside in long-term care facilities, getting the chance to go outside during the warm weather days can be difficult. Local assisted living facilities and nursing homes have activities and programs enabling seniors to stay active without breaking a sweat. Some examples include balloon tennis, bean bag toss, ring toss, gardening, cooking, or seated chair exercises. Facilities benefiting from having onsite therapy services invite residents to utilize their equipment for quick exercises; some examples include an arm pedal exerciser or a simple exercise bike.

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June 21, 2017

Author: Chia Lee

Never too late to quit or too early to inform about tobacco

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My name is Chia Lee. I am a recent graduate of Lakeshore Technical College. Earlier this year, I accepted a spring internship with re:TH!NK, the Lakeshore Tobacco Prevention network, a partner of Healthiest Manitowoc County.

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June 14, 2017

Author: LIBBY HOLTE

Practice beach safety this summer in Sheboygan

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The gorgeous Sheboygan summer days are finally here! Now is the time to take advantage of the weather and be active with your family on the beautiful beaches of Sheboygan County. Before you throw on those flip flops and run to the beach, remember that safety is priority No.1.

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June 7, 2017

Author: BETH TEUNISSEN

6 reasons to shop at your local Farmer’s Markets

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Farmer’s markets have fresh, local fruits and veggies that come straight from farms to your plate. Haven’t been to the farmer’s market before? Well, the benefits to stopping at your local farmer’s market are endless!

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May 31, 2017

Author: AMY GIFFIN

Sheboygan Area School District offers free summer meals

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Learning does not end when school lets out.

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May 24, 2017

Author: JONATHAN RIBICH

Tips for keeping lawns healthy for everyone

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Land access is important for good health and in the United States, it can be easy to take for granted.

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May 17, 2017

Author: KERRI ROBERTSON

Celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day

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For many aging Americans, May is a month to be celebrated loudly and proudly. Since 1963, when President Kennedy declared the month of May as Senior Citizens Month (later renamed Older Americans Month) the meaning of the celebration has changed drastically.

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May 10, 2017

Author: STAFF AT ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

Options exist for patients with chronic pain

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Over the past year, I have had many patients come to our clinic quite discouraged over the escalating government regulation on the prescription of opioid medications. They are quite concerned that they are going to have their “pain pills” taken away and left to suffer in endless pain. With nearly 15,000 deaths per year in the United States attributed to opioid pain medications, the government stance is more than justified.

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May 3, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Discover mindfulness at upcoming mental health event

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Life is difficult and we all experience pain and stress to varying degrees throughout our lifetime. These emotional, physical and mental pains, sometimes due to stress, bodily injury/disease, or a combination of both, are often inevitable. A fact of life. Pain and stress affect everyone. An old anonymous adage shares, “Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” Suffering is the emotional context we give to pain. The stories we tell ourselves, our bodies, our minds.

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