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November 11, 2017

Author: Kerri Robertson

Sheboygan Senior Activity Center hosts workshops

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Take a moment and look around you. Half of all Americans live with at least one chronic disease, and 28 percent of us have two or more. Arthritis alone affects 50 million Americans and is now the most common cause of disability. Across the nation, health care costs associated with chronic diseases make up 75 percent of the $2 trillion spent on health care each year. This means 145 million of us can learn how to manage our symptoms and adopt healthy behaviors to help reduce the personal and societal burden of our diseases.

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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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October 5, 2017

Author: ANNETTE SELK

ADRC events will discuss end-of-life health care

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You have your advance directive (a legal document, such as a living will that is signed by a competent person to provide guidance for medical and health-care decisions, such as the termination of life support or organ donation, in the event the person becomes incompetent to make such decisions) completed and signed. Your doctor, the hospital, and your health care agent have copies. Everything is in place, right? Maybe. But there are often more decisions that need to be made as one nears the end of life. Will you or your loved one want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a feeding tube, an antibiotic, a surgery? The decisions can seem to be endless as options for healthcare have expanded. It can be particularly difficult deciding for another person, especially someone you love.

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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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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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April 12, 2017

Author: CHRISTA WILSON

Drug Take-Back event is answer to unwanted meds

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Each year on a Saturday in April and a Saturday in October, the citizens of the United States get rid of a few hundred tons of unnecessary weight. Sounds like a great weight loss plan, right? Well, it’s not pounds of body weight that are shed; it’s pounds of unused medications.

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October 12, 2016

Author: ANN SALZMANN

Screening sheds light on end-of-life care

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You may know someone who recently revealed they are expecting a baby. Along with that announcement comes a great deal of planning. Parenting philosophies and birth plans are common topics for expectant parents to talk about with their doctor, family and friends.

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August 24, 2016

Author: KELLY KEMPS

Addiction Awareness Day coming to Fountain Park

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Sheboygan’s I Love My Addict support group has announced that the second annual Sheboygan Addiction Awareness Event will be 3-7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Fountain Park in Sheboygan.

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