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Celebrate Mental Health Month in Sheboygan

Since 1949, the national office of Mental Health America (MHA) and its affiliates across the country, including MHA in Sheboygan County, have led the observance of “May is Mental Health Month” by reaching millions of people through media, local events and screenings. This year, MHA in Sheboygan County is happy to announce several events promoting mental health that are taking place right here in our own community.

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Medication Take Back Day is April 28

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. – 1 p.m. on Saturday,  April 28, at five locations  throughout Sheboygan  County.

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Have You Talked About Advance Care Planning?

On Monday, April 16, we celebrate National Healthcare Decision Day as a part of the National Healthcare Decision Week during Monday, April 16, through Sunday, April 22. Since its beginnings in 2008, this national campaign aims to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. The need for this day is clear when we consider that best estimates have only 35 percent of the adult population in the US with advance directives in place.

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Is Your Child Safely Seated In Your Car?

As parents and caregivers, we always want the best for our children, the best food, clothes, schools, neighborhoods and for them to be safe. Despite our best intentions to keep our children safe, as many as 80 percent of child safety seats are improperly installed.

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Tips for Gardening for the “Vegetable-Challenged”

There is a practical side to having a vegetable garden. You hope to be able to eat what you grow. It is certainly disappointing to have a flower garden that flops, but likely, you weren’t planning on eating your flowers. When a vegetable garden doesn’t work, it is another level of sadness. Your plants may have died AND you didn’t even get to harvest from them.

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Kick Butts Day Wants to Keep Kids Tobacco Free

The tobacco industry shows clear patterns of designing flavored tobacco products to target youth with more than 20 appealing flavors such as cherry, unicorn puke, chocolate and popcorn.

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Start Eating Well this National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, so what better time than now to start becoming healthier and happier through healthy eating and physical activity?

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Sheboygan County ADRC Works to Reduce Senior Falls

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Sheboygan County has been concerned about the statistics that are being reported on falls among our seniors in Sheboygan County.

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Food bank Asks For Thoughtful Donations

Imagine this scene: it’s the morning of the last day of the office food drive. You are running late, but you want to make a difference in our community. You make a quick dash to your kitchen pantry and push aside last weekend’s grocery shopping haul. You grab the dusty can of green beans soaked in salt. You juggle around a few more items and find a smooshed box of angel hair pasta.

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Postpartum Depression Affects Many New Moms

About four million babies are born each year in the United States. Many of the mothers of these newborns will go through the “baby blues,” a period of hormonal shifts and mood swings for a few days or even a few weeks as they adjust to their new baby and perhaps, new parenthood. For some women, these “baby blues” may persist for a longer period.

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