Job-ercise

Job-ercise

Having a job that consists of computer work and sitting at a desk throughout your workday can make it difficult to be active. Our bodies are made to move and it is known that physical activity is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Here are some simple but...
Youth Alcohol Prevention

Youth Alcohol Prevention

I think we are all looking forward to the nice weather and being able to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, especially after a long winter and the releasing grip of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With that, comes alcoholic beverages, especially because we...
Celebrating National Drug Court Month

Celebrating National Drug Court Month

A courtroom is not a place where you expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course it’s a Drug Court. This May, Drug Courts throughout Wisconsin will join nearly 4,000 such programs nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month. This...
Impacts of Chronic Stress on the Brain

Impacts of Chronic Stress on the Brain

It is widely known how much stress can negatively impact our health but we don’t often really dig into how much stress impacts the health, function and structure of our brains. Not all stress is bad, a certain amount (with adequate breaks to recover) keeps us...
Alcohol and Dementia

Alcohol and Dementia

Is there a link between alcohol use and dementia? It makes sense that there would be since the acute effects of alcohol primarily impact our central nervous system.  More research needs to be done but the research that has been done consistently indicates that long...
COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in March of 2020, our country has been awaiting the good news of a vaccine that can give us another tool to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines...
Sippy Cups and Your Child’s Teeth

Sippy Cups and Your Child’s Teeth

As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle tooth decay or nursing mouth syndrome) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or...
Quitting Tobacco: You can do it!

Quitting Tobacco: You can do it!

Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco? Rarely a day goes by without a magazine, newspaper, or TV news report carrying a message about tobacco-related medical problems — the dangers of lung disease, cancer, heart problems and low-birth weight babies. Perhaps you even...