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E-cigarettes and Adolescents

It is now known that over 25% of high-school students and over 10% of middle schoolers are using e-cigarettes. Their sleek design, ease of use, and appealing flavors have largely driven this dramatic rise in popularity. Although e-cigarettes…

Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

Although it is difficult to predict which children will develop asthma, studies have identified certain risk factors for asthma in children: Diagnosed allergies, including skin and food allergies or allergic rhinitis (hay fever) A family…

Teens Talk: What Works to Stop Cyberbullying

Many people like to ask me what works to stop cyberbullying when it happens. While I have some ideas on this question (over 15 years of studying the problem will lead to more than a few thoughts!), Sameer and I also like to hear directly from…

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness in Wisconsin

Overall, it is socially acceptable to see a medical professional when you are having a health problem. If you are having chest pains, you see a cardiologist. If you have a broken bone, you get an x-ray. If you need a mole removed, you see a…

Increase in Childhood Depression, What Can We Do to Bring Kids Joy?

Your sweet child has had changes in sleep and appetite, doesn’t want to do the things that they normally like, and seems sad or irritable.  Could it be childhood depression?  If these changes have lasted for over two weeks it may be time…

Keeping Wisconsin Families Safe Online

Technology allows us to be constantly connected, and no age group knows this better than our children and teenagers. In fact, a recent Pew Research study showed that 95% of U.S. teens have access to smartphones and 45% are online almost constantly!…

How to Find the Right Amount of Screen Time for Your Family

Everywhere you turn, there’s a screen, many directly in your child’s line of sight.  And everywhere you turn, there’s also a list of warnings about the dangers of screen time for kids. Physical inactivity. Obesity. Digital eyestrain.…
Wisconsin Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery Group Health Trust

How You Can Help Wisconsin Teens Dealing with Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Mental health and substance abuse therapist, Alex Kress, explains how getting involved in treatment services and the local recovery community can lead to positive changes for Wisconsin teens dealing with alcohol and substance use issues.
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Tips for Cooking Organic Meals with Wisconsin Products

Organic cooking coach, KC Thorson, shares her tips for preparing fast and delicious meals using organic products found in Wisconsin. Get great-tasting recipes you can try at home.
Safe Communities Group Health Trust

Bullying Prevention Starts with Student Action

Wisconsin Safe Communities equips Adams-Friendship High School students with strategies to combat bullying among peers and spread positivity.