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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.
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Four Tips to Quit Smoking from Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

It’s hard to quit smoking – no doubt about it! But it is possible, and a good support system can make all the difference. Participants in the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation's First Breath Program explain what helped them the most on their journey to quit smoking and the benefits that followed.
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Retired Wisconsin Police Officer Talks Openly About Suicide Prevention

My husband tells me we would be invited to more parties if I was content to tell people that I retired after 26 years of being a police officer. But, instead I feel compelled to tell people that, in my retirement, I am working hard and fast…
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Students Join the Conversation About e-Cigarettes and Vaping in Schools

To effectively address youth health issues, we need to invite youth to the table. Members of FACT are in grades 7-12 and work to spread the truth about tobacco in communities throughout the state. The program is managed by the American Lung Association and we rely heavily on guidance from the program’s Youth Board. Their valuable insights help us develop informed prevention strategies that resonate with teens.
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How Pilates Helped One Wisconsin Woman Find Her Passion

Discover Haley New's journey to become a Pilates instructor and why she believes everyone and anyone can do pilates.
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Compassion & Understanding: WI Mother Advocates Awareness for Mental Health and Addiction

Discover why Mary Rauwolf helps families who are affected by mental health and/or substance use disorders after the loss of her son.

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 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.…

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…