Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

Good vs. Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol, which is a waxy, fat-like substance, can be found in all of the cells in our body. It is used to make hormones, vitamin D and bile acids that are essential for digestion.   Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, but all the processed and high fatty...
Ask Me About 7.5

Ask Me About 7.5

What do you love most about getting older? When was the last time you thought about this? We recently posed this question at our ADRC booth at a weekend community event. By the end of the weekend there were a number of responses—all of which made growing older look...
Join the Voices for Recovery

Join the Voices for Recovery

The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons...
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The dangers of drinking and driving are well known, yet still one-third of all traffic crashes involve alcohol. In Wisconsin, 143 people were killed and over 2,900 injured in alcohol related crashes. These deaths are so tragic but all of them were preventable. It was...
Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding Awareness Month

A woman’s body is built to nurse. Babies who are carried in arms or a sling, next to their source of food and comfort, tend to fuss much less and enjoy themselves more. Breastfed babies are more portable and a nursing mother never lacks for the right food, at...
Happiness through Kindness and Service

Happiness through Kindness and Service

Living a therapeutic lifestyle is important. One important element of a therapeutic lifestyle is service. Participating in service and exemplifying kindness can help not only those at the receiving end of the generosity, but also those who give. Kindness is good for a...
A Night to Unite

A Night to Unite

National Night Out (NNO) was founded in 1984 as a fun way to encourage trust and camaraderie between law enforcement officers and community members. It is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada, and this year will be NNO’s...
Hepatitis C: A Hidden Disease

Hepatitis C: A Hidden Disease

Did you know that there are 5 types of hepatitis viruses? These 5 types are A, B, C, D, and E. Each have different modes of transmission, affect a wide variety of people and have different outcomes.   July 28th is World Hepatitis Day which helps bring awareness to all...
A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

On any given day, there are over 5,000 people in Wisconsin without a place to call home. They are sleeping in shelters, in cars, under bridges, in caves and in storage units. Some may be sleeping in transitional living projects. Nevertheless, all lack a safe, stable,...