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  • Where are you in your  New Year’s Resolution?
    1/28/2015 Like all fitness facilities the exercise craze, happening now, reflects individuals newly made resolutions.
    Sadly, within a few months that hype diminishes and many return to their familiar ways, right or wrong, as more effort is needed to maintain or achieve the resolution. As so many of us are accustomed to immediate results or service when it comes to maintaining and changing a lifestyle the fulfillment is not quite as immediate. 

  • Jack Frost nipping at your nose
    1/21/2015 Every winter our medical staff treats people with frostbite. It can be a serious medical issue so it helps to understand what it is and, more importantly, how to prevent it (because in most cases it is preventable). 

  • 1/7/2015 By JOSEPH FEDER, M.D.

    Adults of all ages should have a thorough eye exam once a year. Regular eye exams can detect any potential eye problems, including glaucoma, at an early stage when these conditions are easier to treat.
    According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially among older people. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. 

  • Five pillars to support a healthy family home

    The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA encourages adults to instill healthy habits in children.
    In a previous column, I mentioned that what kids see at home, from the grown-ups in their lives, is much more powerful than what they’re reading, watching online or TV. I offered tips on how grown-ups can walk what they are talking.
    In this column, I will expand on that. Following is an explanation of what the YMCA believes are the five pillars that support a healthy family home.


  • Plan out a holiday eating

    The average American gains one to two pounds during the holiday season. That doesn’t sound like much, unless you don’t lose those pounds following the holidays and they start to add up year after year. So how do you make sure that doesn’t happen to you? The answer is pretty simple: plan ahead.


  • Start out with baby steps
    12/10/2014 Whether it’s 5, 10, 50 pounds or more, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be a long, and often frustrating, process. 

  • 12/3/2014 As we head into winter, it’s helpful to know the differences between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. Several hundred different viruses may cause cold symptoms. 

  • 12/3/2014 MARINETTE — The National Weather Service predicts that this could be the coldest winter on record for parts of Wisconsin. That means furnaces, fireplaces, and other heating equipment will be getting a work out, and Marinette County Public Health wants to remind residents to take action to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. 

  • Connecting a community and creating memories

    During this holiday season what is your focus? As I get older, I feel time is flying by me, and lately I find myself searching for a glimmer of insight on how to slow time.


  • 11/26/2014 According to the 2014 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey, fewer young people are smoking than ever before. 

  • 11/19/2014 The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of  November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. This year’s Great American Smokeout will be held Thursday. 

  • Safety first when deer hunting
    11/19/2014 The attention to detail that accompanies a hunter’s strategy for bagging the big one should also apply to personal safety this hunting season. 

  • 11/12/2014 By DEE DEE THULL
    RCCP executive director
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis is very prominent, with between 2 and 2.5 million people affected globally, yet many people are still unaware of the severity of this disease.
    This disease appears to affect more men than women with the ratio being 3:1. Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease, which means it worsens over time. The myelin sheath that surrounds nerves and conducts nerve impulses is damaged in individuals with MS. This interrupts nerve signals and can cause problems with vision, balance, and muscle communication. Fatigue is a very common part of multiple sclerosis as it affects 87 percent of those with this diagnosis. 

  • November is American Diabetes Month

    American Diabetes Month in November, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and its impact on people affected by the disease.


  • How does one stop a toddler from sucking his thumb?

    Thumb-sucking is a common and natural occurrence in children. It offers a form of instant comfort for young ones, conversely, creating angst among some parents who are fearful of the potential for future dental problems in their children.


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