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Kayla Pirus, Environmental Services lead, (left) and Teresa Dreyer, Environmental Services manager, set up the new robot recently that disinfects rooms at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. Staff recently named the robot ‘Dr. Killgerm.’
EagleHerald/Kayla Walters
Kayla Pirus, Environmental Services lead, (left) and Teresa Dreyer, Environmental Services manager, set up the new robot recently that disinfects rooms at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. Staff recently named the robot ‘Dr. Killgerm.’
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 AM
MARINETTE — Bay Area Medical Center has taken a step into the future with the addition of a germ-fighting robot that uses ultraviolet light to zap harmful bacteria from equipment and areas throughout the hospital.
  • Dementia: The Common Signs
    9/17/2014 Dementia is a problem in the brain that makes it hard for a person to remember, learn or communicate. After a while, this problem makes it hard for the person to care for himself or herself. 

  • Walk this way ... in the pool
    9/10/2014 

    Walking is one of the most recommended forms of exercise. It is easy to do, it does not require special equipment, most every person can participate, it is safe and effective for all ages and one can do it most anywhere — including in the pool.

     

  • 9/10/2014 MARINETTE — Bay Area Medical Center has taken a step into the future with the addition of a germ-fighting robot that uses ultraviolet light to zap harmful bacteria from equipment and areas throughout the hospital. 

  • Metabolic Syndrome: When the sum is greater than the ‘parts’
    9/3/2014 

    According to the American Heart Association, metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 34 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls. The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome include being overweight or obese, physical inactivity and genetic factors.

     

  • 9/3/2014 

    Sadly, the 2012 Wisconsin Births and Infant Deaths report shows that Marinette County lost two infants in 2012. That is two too many.

     

  • Y’s Afterschool Program
    8/27/2014 

    In the afterschool program sites, the Y is proud to be following the HEPA standards.
    I remember my younger childhood days when school was finished we rode the bus home, and were greeted by the wonderful smells of dinner. As we got older, and became more involved with afterschool activities, our meals were no longer at home — they were my mom’s “meals on wheels” — homemade meals packed in “German Tupperware” (recycled plastic containers) with a fork in it.

     

  • 8/27/2014 The first day of school often finds parents overwhelmed with school-related forms to sign and complete. One important form that parents often overlook is the application for free and reduced-priced school meals. 

  • RCCPA marks fifth anniversary
    8/13/2014 

    Anniversaries are always important milestones but in the world of non-profit organizations, where success is not always a guarantee, attaining a longevity benchmark is a special distinction and source of pride. So it is with the River Cities Community Pool Association, the operating organization of the pool at the Field House on the University of Wisconsin-Marinette campus.

     

  • Back to school visit
    8/6/2014 

    Back to school planning should include a visit to the doctor’s office, too.
    No matter which grade your child is about to enter, there are always school-year preparations such as shopping for school supplies or new clothes, filling out school forms and the pediatric checkup. This visit should include receiving any required immunizations.

     

  • Mentoring program at the YMCA
    7/30/2014 

    Worldwide, since inception, the Y has had volunteerism at its foundation. Your local YMCA is no different. During 2013 we had 2,091 hours of volunteer which represents $42,342 based off of the federal governments guidelines.

     

  • 7/30/2014 

    Marinette County Public Health stresses the importance of immunizations during the month of August, which is National Immunization Awareness Month. One of Public Health’s main focuses is prevention. Immunization is an important aspect of preventative medicine. Vaccines are important throughout a person’s lifetime.

     

  • Bank donates to local HYC
    7/30/2014 

    The Stephenson National Bank & Trust has pledged $12,000 over four years to support the Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette and Menominee Counties’ (HYC) mission beyond federal funding.

     

  • A half marathon is right here
    7/23/2014 For over the past 10 years, the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and Aurora Health Care have partnered to offer this community a competitive run in Marinette. Until recently that event was a 5K and 10K run and walk and was known as the Aurora MACC Run/Walk. That event was managed by a committee comprised of representatives from both organizations as well several dedicated volunteers. 

  • Working on strengthening core
    7/9/2014 

    The latest craze that you hear a lot about in the fitness industry today is about strengthening your core. Most people the minute they hear this phrase automatically envision a six pack or what is termed as wash board abs. But what exactly is your core?

     

  • What to know about cataracts
    7/2/2014 A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Looking through a cloudy lens is like trying to see through a frosty or fogged-up window. 


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