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February is Heart Health Awareness Month

February 5th, 2018 (No Comments)

  In February heart-shaped decorations, cards, balloons, and chocolates appear everywhere. This is a great reminder that since 1964 February has been American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and, through the efforts of groups like the American Heart Association, there is growing awareness that it is the leading […]

February: Go Red for Women!

January 25th, 2018 (No Comments)

You may know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men. But did you know that heart disease is also the leading cause of death for women? In fact, in the US, 44 million women are affected by heart disease and women under the age of 55 who suffer a heart attack […]

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

January 12th, 2018 (No Comments)

  January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland found in the front of the neck. When functioning properly the thyroid often gets little attention. However, a malfunction can have a profound impact on health and wellness. The thyroid gland regulates the human body and its metabolic processes much like […]

Opioids and the Battle Against Pain

January 9th, 2018 (No Comments)

Atit Shah, MD Advanced Pain Management 2124 Kohler Memorial Dr. Sheboygan, WI 53081 Medical Education University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL Internship Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL Residency Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y. Fellowship Case Western University, Cleveland, OH Board Certifications Anesthesiology Pain Management Fellowship Trained […]

Stay on Your Feet This Winter

December 11th, 2017 (No Comments)

Falls due to winter conditions are a safety issue but it is important to note that they are also a healthcare issue. This is because the consequences of a fall can be serious, and in the case of the elderly a fall can lead to a loss of independence. The grim truth is that for […]

December Health Awareness: SAD

December 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

  Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder Winter is cold, long, and dark. This lack of light can have a profound impact on our health. We often use the expression “winter blues” to refer to the familiar dip in mood and energy that comes with these cold, long nights. Mental Health Counselor Karla Willis is familiar with […]

Energy and Alzheimer’s Disease

November 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

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 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

  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 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

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

October 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

  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.