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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!…

Why Lifestyle Matters to Our Long Term Health

Have you heard of Pottenger's Cats? If you haven't, prepare yourself for a paradigm shift in how you view food, nutrition, and generational heredity. Pottenger’s Cats is a reference to a scientific study conducted by Francis M. Pottenger…

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.…

How Keeping Active is the Key to Staying Young in Body and Mind

Growing older is something we can’t control, however, we do have control over “how” we grow older. Gaining weight, losing muscle mass and becoming weak and sedentary is not mandatory but is a choice, just as is remaining active, involved…
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.
Organic Cooking KC Thorson Group Health Trust

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.
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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.