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  • 2/10/2016 LA CROSSE, Wis. — Shannon Curran walked into the La Crosse Amtrak station on David Holte’s arm as his girlfriend — and boarded the Empire Builder for Chicago shortly thereafter as Holte’s fiancee.

  • Have a (healthy) heart: February is American Heart Month
    2/10/2016 February is American Heart Month, and it’s a great time for us all to think about being heart smart.

  • 2/3/2016 Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) in conjunction with My Community Dental Centers and local dentists reminds people to give their child a smile that lasts a lifetime. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which brings an increased focus on the importance of regular dental check-ups and a balanced diet. The theme of this year’s campaign, Sugar Wars, urges children to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing, and eating healthy snacks.

  • When your heart needs pacing
    2/3/2016 His running buddies called him Doc; he was a retired physician in his late 70s. Every day except Sunday, he came to the YMCA track and ran three miles, always at the same clockwork pace and without any apparent effort.

  • 1/27/2016 Marinette County Public Health encourages adults age 60 and older to get the shingles vaccine (Zostavax), based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After an individuals has had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

  • Practicing ‘Safety Around Water’
    1/27/2016 How blessed we are to live in the area that we do. The outdoor activities are endless because of our natural resources. Our Great Lakes, rivers, camp grounds and parks all provide us with numerous opportunities to explore that people living elsewhere don’t get to experience on a daily basis. 

  • 1/20/2016 MADISON — Dangerously cold temperatures and frigid wind chills are in the forecast for much of Wisconsin this week. ReadyWisconsin along with the Department of Health Services (DHS) are teaming up to warn people about the bitter weather and precautions you and your family should take to keep safe.

  • Stay motivated — stay fit — stay safe this winter
    1/20/2016 With temperatures dropping and fewer hours of available daylight, it’s easy to hibernate inside our homes and abandon exercise during the winter months.

  • 1/13/2016 Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, and immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) followed by the timely use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can literally mean the difference between life and death.

  • Cervical health and you: The power of prevention
    1/13/2016 Too often when we talk about cancer, the news is bad: devastating diagnoses, difficult treatments — and all too often, loss of life.

  • Screening for a silent killer
    1/6/2016 January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and all women are at potential risk for this disease. Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms until the disease is in its most advanced stage.

  • 12/30/2015 Community members are preventing type two diabetes together with the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) lifestyle change intervention offered by Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) and UPCAP. Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants are learning the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight and being more physically active.

  • Seasonal slowdown and reaching goals
    12/23/2015 To do lists that seem to be a mile long, busyness on top of busyness and no-time culminate to stress around the holidays.

  • Toy tips for a safe holiday season
    12/16/2015 It’s an exciting time of year, but the fun of the holiday season can quickly turn hazardous when young children receive unsafe toys as gifts.

  • 12/2/2015 Many people think heartburn is uncomfortable, but not necessarily a serious health problem. This isn’t true. If heartburn occurs frequently (at least twice a week) it can lead to serious health consequences.

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