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  • 9/23/2015 As summer wanes, the days get shorter, and the leaves turn, we start to bring our focus inward.  This is the perfect time of year to bring some yoga into your life, whether you are a beginner or an experienced practioner. 

  • 9/16/2015 Even though car seats are essential to child safety, surveys show that almost three out of four are used incorrectly in Michigan. To address this persistent problem, a new video will help parents and caregivers learn important basics about these life-saving tools. 

  • Shoulder pain? Don’t panic!
    9/16/2015 It’s football season. For some that means strapping on shoulder pads and hitting the gridiron. For others it means playing “catch” as we wait for our favorite team to take the field. 

  • YMCA inspires kids afterschool
    8/26/2015 When the school day ends, learning and nurturing continues at the Greater Marinette-Menominee’s afterschool programs and girls become empowered one step at a time. 

  • 8/26/2015 MARINETTE — Some people have the ability to roll out of bed in the morning, brush their hair for a bit and go about their day without a second thought. Tina Serrano, 42, of Marinette does not have that luxury. 

  • 8/26/2015 Unity has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced recently by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit and dually eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit the option to elect to receive supportive care services typically provided by hospice and continue to receive curative services at the same time. The announcement is part of a larger effort at HHS to transform the health care system to deliver better care, spend dollars in a smarter way and put patients in the center of their care. 

  • Develop healthy back-to-school habits
    8/19/2015 It’s that time of year when parents start thinking about getting the kids ready to go back to school. There’s always a lot to do: Registering for classes, buying school supplies and checking out which clothes fit or what needs to be purchased for this school year. As busy at it gets, it’s also a good time to think about getting back in the swing of healthy habits. 

  • 8/12/2015 MENOMINEE — Paul Nauseida, a nationally-recognized Parkinson’s disease specialist and certified neurologist, will speak to an expected group of 200 on Aug. 20 in Menominee.

  • On the road to be a triathlete
    8/12/2015 Standing in the water at the starting line in a crowd of competitors, with hundreds of spectators watching, waiting for the gun to go off. Adrenaline rushing through my body, my heart pounding in my ears, and my mind is focusing on one thing, crossing that finish line. Then, BANG, the gun goes off and I go diving head first into the water and all the anticipation from months of hard work and dedication to training have paid off. This is how I got hooked to triathlons and why everyone should give triathlons a try. 

  • Back to school planning means back to the doctor’s
    8/5/2015 In addition to purchasing supplies and new clothes, back-to-school planning should include a visit to your child’s health care provider to make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date. 

  • 8/5/2015 August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Wisconsin and Aug. 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key modifiable factor for disease for both mothers and infants. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Wisconsin’s 2014 breastfeeding initiation rate is 83.5 percent, Marinette County’s rate is only 57.7 percent. 

  • Aging healthfully
    7/22/2015 Now is the time the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA encourages all adults 50 years and older in the Marinette-Menominee area to get motivated and develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, increasing physical activity and social interaction. 

  • Weight management: Not the same as dieting
    7/15/2015 We are all bombarded, on a daily basis, with information about dieting. Eat this. Don’t eat that. Work out early. Don’t eat late. It’s no wonder most people really don’t have any idea about what works best anymore. Let me suggest reframing how you think about it with two words: weight management.   

  • Becoming an aqua kid at RCCP
    7/8/2015 Children are not really a group that comes to mind when we think of programmed exercise. Yet, getting children acclimated with the water and teaching them to use the pool as an exercise tool has shown to provide a number of benefits to not only the health of the child, but their safety and development as well. A substantial body of research supports early swimming lessons and acclimation with the water to significantly reduced the risk of drowning, improve motor and neurological development, accelerate cognitive development, improve memory, aid in communication skills and improve social confidence. 

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