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  • Springtime safety: Be smart about bee stings
    4/13/2016 Spring is a wonderful time of year, but the warm-weather reemergence of bees can also make it a worrisome time for those who have bee sting allergies. This type of reaction can turn what is a painful annoyance for most people into a potentially deadly condition for some.


  • Zoe for President — in 2064
    3/23/2016 As you walk up the stairs to enter our YMCA, you may have noticed a banner with a little girl named Zoe. Or, you may have seen a commercial on national TV stations during news broadcasts and political debates. Zoe represents the potential of every child which the Y attempts to foster every day.

  • Top ten foods to eat for longevity
    3/16/2016 Top 10 lists are always fun. And what better topic than foods that will help you live a longer, healthier life?

  • 3/9/2016 Let’s be honest — there are things you’d rather do than talk about colon cancer. And there are definitely things you’d rather do than have a colonoscopy.



  • Heart disease: Not for men only
    2/17/2016 Heart disease is as much of a concern for women as it is for men. Heart disease is responsible for one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute. Therefore, what should women know about heart disease and what can they do to prevent it?

  • 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.


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