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November 15, 2017

Author: Liz Abler

Join in Great American Smokeout on Thursday

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Join Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 in partnership with re:TH!NK, the Lakeshore Tobacco Prevention Network, this year for the Great American Smokeout on Thursday.

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October 25, 2017

Author: LIBBY HOLTE

Have unused drugs? Turn them in Saturday

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Healthy Sheboygan County 2020, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will hold a Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 28, at five locations throughout Sheboygan County.

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September 27, 2017

Author: PAMELA KRUEGER

Sheboygan County substance abuse remains a problem

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Per the National Institute on Drug Abuse, individual abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs cost our nation more than $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care expenditure.

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September 13, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Mental Health America partners with UW-Sheboygan for recovery month

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September is National Recovery Month and Mental Health America (MHA) in Sheboygan County is proudly partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Theatre to address the topic in an educational and personal way.

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September 6, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Sheboygan group focuses on suicide prevention strategy

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Suicide continues to remain a preventable, yet significant, health problem in Wisconsin.

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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 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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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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April 26, 2017

Author: KATE BAER

Annual mental health, addiction resource fair nears

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Join anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, for the 3rd annual community- wide Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Resource Fair in Sheboygan County, at the new location of St. Dominic Parish Activity Center (2133 N. 22nd Street, Sheboygan).

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