Health & Awareness Articles
Energy and Alzheimer’s Disease
Imagine this: You have been put in charge of a crew that must dig an underground tunnel across town. The tunnel is going to be narrow, just big enough to stand in. Somehow you have to get the work crew, generators, lights, and tools in and the rocks and dirt out. If you can imagine […]
November is National Diabetes Month
November is national diabetes month; a time to promote awareness of the challenges faced by those with diabetes. In 1958 there were just over 1.5 million cases of diabetes in the US. In recent decades that number has steadily, and dramatically, climbed. In 2015 there were 23 million American adults with diabetes. this is […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is a busy month. Schools and universities are back in their routines, often complete with football games, soccer matches, and cross country meets. The fall harvest is in full swing and the trees are changing from green to a blaze of orange, yellow and red. And, we are about to be ‘spooked’ by the […]
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant under 12 months old. SIDS is the most common cause of death between the ages of 1 month and 12 months and it most commonly occurs between 2 to 4 months.
The Health Benefits of Vegetables and Fruits
Plants bearing vegetables and fruits have a lot of work to do. Each day, they must take sunshine, nutrients from the soil, the air’s carbon dioxide and turn it all into something you’d like to bite into. While the plant is hard at work making a vegetable or fruit, it has to fight off fungi, […]
September: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is prostate cancer awareness month. For men, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer after skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death after lung cancer. In fact, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and most cases occur in men over the age of 65.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US. Between the ages of 15 and 34 it is the second leading cause of death and men die of suicide four times more often than women. The groups with the highest rates of suicide are Native Americans, veterans and white males. About 50 percent […]
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunizations have had a dramatic effect in improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a child, a family or community.
Summer activities often break a sweat. This holds true for gardening, hiking, sports or even just relaxing in the backyard. That lost water needs to be replaced and importance of staying hydrated is never far from our minds. However, the unfortunate deaths of athletes in recent years, particularly marathon runners, reminds us there can be […]
According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison 16 tick species can be found in Wisconsin and they are most active from April to September. This is a concern for outdoor enthusiasts because some ticks do spread diseases. Of the tick species found in Wisconsin the most common are the deer tick and wood tick. Deer […]