Antibiotic Resistance: A Serious Threat

by Kimberly Hays March 15th, 2019
Antibiotic resistance has become a major concern internationally. Health officials say that there is a tremendous void globally in the development of new antibiotics, and new medications must be developed to fight off mutating infections. As bacterial infections mutate, they become “superbugs” that do not respond to the antibiotics
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National Nutrition Month: Tips For Everyone

by Kimberly Hays March 8th, 2019
This year marks the 40th year of National Nutrition Month. Its focus is to promote healthy eating habits, and encourage physical activity. The theme for 2013 is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that everyone, no matter their dietary and personal lifestyle, can make sound choices to be sure that their body is getting the proper nutrition while staying within federal caloric guidelines. Following are tips for different types of lifestyles to
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Four Health Mistakes Men Make

by Lori Sciame March 1st, 2019
Many men don't take the time to think about health.  They have other things to do, including work, hobbies, child rearing, and a myriad of other activities. Honestly, a man's health many times takes a back seat to almost anything else.  I have worked in the health field for over 20 years, most recently at a local public health department.  From my  years of experience, I can relate four mistakes that men make concerning their health. Read on to
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  • Women and Heart Attacks

    by Jessica B. February 22nd, 2019
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that women are more likely to die in the hospital after a heart attack than men. Part of the reason may be that women are less likely to experience symptoms of chest pains when having a heart attack, and thus don’t go to the hospital as quickly.

    There has been a lot of talk lately about women’s
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  • Curling: A Mild Form of Exercise

    by Lori Sciame February 15th, 2019
    The forecast in Wisconsin called for freezing temperatures and sporadic snow showers. As far as winters go, this had been an easy one, but for some reason I still had a pretty severe case of the winter blahs. To combat this state of mind, I tried a type of exercise I’d never done before. It involved a broom, a stone, and ice. You probably guessed from the title –
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  • Steps to a Healthier Restaurant Meal

    by Louise February 8th, 2019
    Dining out can be a welcome excursion from cooking your own meal, but it can also lead to deviations from healthful habits. Restaurant meals tend to be oversized and overloaded with fat and sodium. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make your break from home cooked meals as healthful as can be.

    Before you go. Try to get a look at the menu beforehand to see if
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