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,...
Buckle Up for Safety

Buckle Up for Safety

Keeping children safe while riding in vehicles is a top priority for caregivers, but it often causes confusion. Each state has different laws so understanding your own state’s restrictions can be difficult. Let’s take a look at Wisconsin’s car seat restrictions.   For...
Pet’s Positive Powers

Pet’s Positive Powers

People have pets for various reasons. Some people are lonely. Some people want protection or companionship. Some people have simply never known life without a furry friend. No matter what the reason, pet owners love their four-legged friends. These pets act as...
Concussions: My Silent Struggle

Concussions: My Silent Struggle

In the late 1990s, there was very limited talk on concussions. Now, almost 20 years later, I am in the thick of one of the largest sport controversies in this country—Is it safe to play collision and contact sports if you have received a concussion or multiple...
Firework Safety

Firework Safety

Fireworks were involved in an estimated 11,100 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during 2016. Consumer Product Safety Commission staff also received reports of four non-occupational firework-related deaths. Three of the four fatalities were...
Healthy Herbs

Healthy Herbs

Searching for that sweet spot where delicious and healthful meet? Herbs hit it perfectly. These luscious leaves — parsley, basil, cilantro, mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary and the like — not only add enticing aroma, fresh flavor and vivid green color to food, but also...