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  • Staying active during Wisconsin winters
    11/25/2015 As winter approaches, the days get shorter and darker and the temperatures colder.  It’s difficult to stay fit and active in the cold outdoors. Now is the time to set your sights on spring time goal(s). 

  • 11/18/2015 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. 

  • Start small, start now to prevent diabetes
    11/18/2015 The effects of diabetes are far-reaching. If you don’t have the disease, it’s likely a loved one does — or will. 

  • 11/4/2015 MARINETTE — With heating season fast approaching, Marinette County Public Health wants to remind residents to take action to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. 

  • 10/28/2015 Nearly half a million children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health, estimates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimate is based on children with a blood lead level of 5 micrograms per deciliter or higher using data from national surveys conducted in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. 

  • Pay attention to kids with symptoms of concussions
    10/28/2015 In youth sports over the past five years, there are few bigger buzz words than the word “concussion.” Education and awareness for this injury has increased by leaps and bounds. What was once deemed as simply “having your bell rung” is now deemed a serious and potentially life altering injury. 

  • Power of Pink
    10/14/2015 It’s October, and everyone — from red-carpet celebrities to our favorite NFL stars — is wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. 

  • Screening does save lives
    10/7/2015 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the perfect time to remind women to make an appointment for a mammogram and a breast health exam. 

  • 10/7/2015 Getting the flu complicates your life. Missing work, missing school, the risk of serious complications all affect your life and the ones you love. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

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