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Strengthening Your Mind-Body-Spirit Connection To Find Life Balance

Have you ever felt as though you are surviving through your daily life instead of living it? Do you find yourself yearning for balance in your life? Becoming aware of the mind-body-spirit connection is our most powerful tool in fostering life…

Partners in Recovery

The current health pandemic affecting our communities across Wisconsin has presented even greater health risks to those with substance use disorders. We were fighting an epidemic before the pandemic, one of substance use disorders taking many…

Sunscreen: Always a Hot Topic

With summer fast approaching, we need to protect ourselves from the powerful yet desired sun. The sun’s rays are so strong that they can permeate clouds as well as both car and home windows. Every day we need to wear SPF (Sun Protection Factor)…

Benefits of Yoga

Benefits Yoga has become increasingly popular over the years and for good reason. Many believe that you must be flexible to do yoga or that yoga is “just stretching”, but those are huge misconceptions. Yoga is so much more and the benefits…
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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…
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The Consequences of Distracted Driving

By: David Pabst, Director, WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve worn several hats. This includes 23 years wearing a State Patrol Stetson – serving as a trooper, inspector, sergeant, lieutenant and captain…

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…