Focus on Tide Pods for National Poison Prevention Week 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) reports there are over two million poison exposure cases in the United States every year. Here in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Poison Center (WPC) handled 36,445 cases, or about 100 calls per day, in 2016 (the latest year for which statistics are available). National Poison Prevention Week March 18-24, […]

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Age Related Hearing Loss

Age Related Hearing Loss (ARHL)

Seeds of a Growing Problem The population of the U.S. is getting older. According to the Administration on Aging, the aging ‘baby boom’ generation will produce a dramatic increase in the population through 2030. In 2009, people over 65 represented 12.9% of the population, but by 2030, they will represent 19.3%. The population over 65 […]

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month

A “good night’s sleep” is something everybody wants, but not everybody manages to get it in today’s high-stress, over-scheduled world. March has been designated National Sleep Awareness Month, which can serve as a reminder that we all need to step back and take an honest look at our sleep habits with an eye toward how […]

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The Importance of Audiological Assessments

Nearly one in five individuals over the age of twelve in the United States suffers from hearing loss in one or both ears. Hearing loss is a common ailment among all age groups. The number of adults that develop hearing insufficiency rises with age. The percentage of adults with hearing disabilities rises from 2% of […]

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Wear Red Day and American Heart Month

Every year in the United States, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for men and women. It is also the leading cause of death around the world, accounting for more than 17.3 million deaths every year–a number that is expected to reach more than 23.6 million by […]

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week

February 13 to February 19 is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week, a prime time to highlight this little-known progressive, muscle-weakening disease. It is a genetic disease that prevents the body from making sufficient quantities of a protein called dystrophin. Muscles need this protein to protect them as they contract and relax. It is a rare […]

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Baldwin Backpack Buddy Program

Hudson Physicians collected items for the Baldwin Backpack Buddy program, Hudson and River Falls food pantries the week of December 11. Food insecurity still exists for those less fortunate. Children of low-income families often receive free or reduced lunches through the school system during the week, but when the weekend arrives it becomes difficult. The […]

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