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Takeaways and Lessons Learned: A Wisconsin Woman Shares Her Cancer Story

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Ferris Buehler, “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off”   By Michelle Gormican Thompson    Work, kids, an insanely packed calendar…

How Healthy Eating Habits Changed the Life of a Wisconsin Educator

  Written by Steven Sedlmayr I retired on June 30, after serving 33 years as a school superintendent, four years as a principal and three years as a classroom teacher.  Since that time, I have found this to be quite challenging! I realized…

How the Pink Shawl Initiative Benefits Wisconsin Women

The Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative has a mission of reducing breast cancer in American Indian communities through education, advocacy, and service, and to increase the number of American Indian women accessing screening opportunities.…

A Wisconsin Credit Union Advises on How to Take Control of Finances

Kim Sponem, CEO & President Summit Credit Union   At its core, financial wellness is all about putting yourself in the best position possible to have your money work for you, instead of you working for your money. Here are a few…

Wisconsin Dentist Discusses the Risk Factors and Detection of Oral Cancer

Written by Jay Hazen, D.D.S. Oral Cancer. Those two words put together can scare anyone. Cancer of the mouth can appear as a sore or growth that does not go away. This type of cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, floor of…

Wisconsin Business Owner Stresses the Importance of Prostate Cancer Screening

Did you know that one in every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime?   John Dirkse, a Wisconsin business owner, came face-to-face with that statistic. Dirkse serves as the Executive Vice President of…

A Wisconsin Woman's Five Tips for Simple Living

Written by Jodi Pliszka Were you able to join my daughter and I, and our mini-donkeys, in our Discover Wisconsin and Group Health Trust video?  The donkeys were the stars of the show!  Let’s talk about something that is happening to us…

Cell Phone Use While Driving: A Wisconsin Woman's Message

Written by Kaitlyn Vegter After partnering with Discover Wisconsin to tell my story, I was asked to write a blog about my whole accident experience and the aftermath. I responded with, ‘happily’. I have so many words, honestly, I’d…

What the Tech is Going On?

  Technology has become an everyday part of most people’s lives and just like everything else, moderation is the key to utilizing technology, as too much of any one thing can create significant issues.  The Pew Research Center…

Take Small Wellness Steps for Big Results in 2018

So often, we start the New Year with big resolutions when it comes to our health and fitness.  “I’m going to lose 50 pounds.”  “I’m going to run seven days a week.”  “I’m done with all carbs.” While it is great to have wellness…