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National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month Breastfeeding is a common practice around the world. It is recommended for mothers to breastfeed for at least the first six months of a child’s life for baby to receive optimal health benefits. On August 6, 2011, the United States Breastfeeding Committee declared August to be National Breastfeeding Month as […]

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and backpacks. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up to date on their […]

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Lyme Disease and the Management of Tick Bites

Lyme Disease and the Management of Tick Bites Ticks are commonly present throughout our area including in your own yard. They enjoy wooded areas where leaves are on the ground, and “edge habitats” – areas of transition between manicured lawns and untamed woods. Stone walls, wood piles, areas of long grass and ground cover areas […]

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Safety tips to have a blast on the Fourth

Safety tips to have a blast on the Fourth When you think of the 4th of July with family and friends you think about the sunshine, grilling, parades, and fireworks. You’d think youngsters would be most endangered by fireworks, but it’s actually adults from age 25 to 44 who are most commonly injured. Take a […]

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Dementia: Creating a Community That Cares

Chances are you may know someone with dementia, whether it’s a family member, friend, coworker or neighbor. In 2015, approximately 115,000 people in Wisconsin had dementia, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, a number that’s expected to increase to 242,000 by 2040. In the years ahead, the organization anticipates there will be fewer […]

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