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  • A different kind of summer fun
    5/24/2017 In just a couple of short weeks all of our area kids will be done with school for another year. It’s a time of year that sparks excitement in the hallways of the schools. I think even adults think back to their own fond memories of the last day of school during this time of year. It’s a time to look forward to vacation; warm, sunny weather; camping; beaches and more. It’s certainly a morale boost after nine months of school work, colder weather, sleet and snow!

  • Frozen shoulder ... will it thaw?
    5/17/2017 Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, occurs when connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed leading to pain and stiffness. Eventually scar tissue and adhesions form limiting range of motion. Patients then may start to favor the shoulder leading to muscle weakness.

  • Stroke: What people need to know before one happens
    5/3/2017 May is Stroke Awareness month. What can you do to avoid having a stroke? The American Stroke Association recommends regular checkups and treatment for various health conditions, if you have them, to lower your risk of stroke.

  • Diabetes — A scary but manageable disease
    4/19/2017 The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but about one out of four don’t know they have it.

  • Take stock of drinking for a healthier tomorrow
    4/12/2017 Wisconsin has quite a reputation when it comes to alcohol.

  • Calming an overactive bladder
    4/5/2017 Toilet mapping is the term, and if you have an overactive bladder, you know precisely what it means.

  • People and programs vs plaster and piping
    3/29/2017 In our small communities we have many options to choose from when deciding on a place to work out. The Y is the choice for you if you want to belong to a place that is a significant part of your community and making a difference in your community.

  • Help for headache sufferers
    3/15/2017 Headaches, especially migraines, can be … a real pain. Most people suffer from headaches occasionally, but when the situation becomes chronic and debilitating or limits someone’s ability to enjoy life, it’s time to seek medical help.

  • Pollen prep: Steps to ease your pain this allergy season
    3/8/2017 First, the good news: Spring is almost here.

  • The silent condition you don’t have to live with
    3/1/2017 Urinary incontinence (UI) is a condition that many women choose not the talk about because they feel embarrassed or think there’s nothing that can be done to remedy their situation. Let me assure you that there is nothing to be embarrassed about and there are a variety of treatment options available for women who experience UI.

  • Finding a bucket list, looking toward the future
    2/22/2017 Do you have a bucket list? Have you completed any of the items on it or do you just keep adding to it? I have a bucket list somewhere. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t tell you where it is right now. I know that I have crossed some of the items off of it, but if I’m completely honest with myself, the bucket list just sits somewhere in the bedroom and is not thought about very often.

  • Wear red and protect your heart
    2/15/2017 Your mother had a heart attack in her early 70s, and both of your grandmothers died of heart failure. Yet those events are less prominent in your memory than your aunt’s battle with breast cancer. Personally and culturally, your risk of a heart attack has become obscured behind the cultural assumption that heart disease is a male thing.

  • 2/15/2017 Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties, in conjunction with My Community Dental Centers and local dentists, reminds people to give a 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 “Choose Water for a Sparkling Smile” urges children to choose water, when possible, to quench their thirst and avoid drinks with added sugar like soda and sweetened juices. Also, to maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks.

  • 2/8/2017 Marinette County Public Health is encouraging Marinette County residents to test their homes for radon and to fix the problem if high levels are found. Exposure to radon gas indoors causes more than 20,000 deaths annually in the United States, and it is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

  • Matters of the heart
    2/8/2017 The month of February is a great time to reflect on matters of the heart.

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