Forestry Industry Myths Debunked

We sat down with Toni Engstrom from The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Associations (GLTPA) to discuss some of the common misconceptions people may have about caring for the forests. Here’s what she had to say: Myth #1: Loggers are cutting…
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10 Dairy Destinations in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is the State of Cheese for a reason: cheesemakers use the high-quality milk to craft more award-winning cheeses than any other state or country! We head around Wisconsin to a few distinct destinations across the state that celebrate…
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Celebrate Earth Day with the Aldo Leopold Foundation

Today marks 50 years of Earth Day. During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, time spent out-of-doors has been comforting to many Wisconsinites. We hope you’ll join us today in showing support for environmental protection!…
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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…

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!…