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Articles tagged with 'Health'

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Measles vaccination rates improving but potential for outbreak remains

Published Feb. 23, 2015

In Milwaukee, 89 percent of K-12th grade students have their required vaccinations, an all-time high, and three percentage points higher than the rate in 2013, according to a new report from Milwaukee NNS. The compliance rate at Milwaukee Public Schools is 90 percent, according to Tony Tagliavia, spokesman for the district. That rate is not high enough to protect Milwaukee residents from an outbreak of a disease such as the measles.

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Should Wisconsin ban e-cigarettes in bars?

Published Feb. 11, 2015

Although Wisconsin passed the smoking ban in 2009, e-cigarettes were not included in the legalese, and consequently, vaping in public places remains lawful and has become increasingly popular in bars. People are divided on the issue and, due to a lack of information, are often uncertain about whether or not there are risks.

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I almost forgot to write this blog

Published Feb. 5, 2015

I will embarrassingly admit that I started this piece a while back, saved it and then never even recalled its creation or need for completion until I was opening another document and stumbled upon "Blog Memory."

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Moore's statement against attacks to reproductive health

Published Jan. 22, 2015

Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore offered a motion to recommit to H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act." The motion would prohibit any violation of the medical privacy of a woman regarding her personal choice of health insurance coverage, including victims of rape and incest. The Congresswoman released the following statement.

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Flu is upon us and Milwaukee is awash in germs

Published Dec. 16, 2014

Stay away from Facebook, it's covered in germs. If it wasn't alarming enough that every third social media post appears to be about a feverish and/or vomiting child, the news at some local schools has been pretty crazy, too.

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A Movember prostate cancer Q&A

Published Nov. 22, 2014

Since we're nearing the end of Movember I asked an expert at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin a few questions about prostate cancer.

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My first time: Hypnosis

Published June 6, 2014

In the latest segment of this series, senior writer Molly Snyder visits a hypnotist and finds out more about the process. Quackery or viable life improver?

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Insomnia makes long nights for some Milwaukeeans

Published March 16, 2014

According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research, about 35 percent of adults say they have some symptoms of insomnia and about 10-15 percent report chronic insomnia. Meet Milwaukeeans who find themselves unable to sleep and learn what they do about it.

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Get raw

Published Feb. 13, 2014

The Raw I am about to discuss has nothing to do with Monday nights, carpaccio or Eddie Murphy. The "Raw" I am referring to indicates a dietary lifestyle choice gaining popularity from its reported health benefits, celebrity endorsers and more recent mainstream availability.

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Doing good makes you feel good, too

Published Jan. 21, 2014

It seems obvious, at least to someone with zero medical qualifications like me, that doing good makes you feel good, which ought to have some health benefits.

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Local entrepreneur and mom hangs tough despite overwhelming odds

Published Nov. 23, 2013

Sara Santiago has made major contributions to her community as a business owner, mother / wife, gardener, home-brewer and bicycle gang leader. She is also an incredible writer who has shared raw, honest details of her experience as a professional, parent and person living with incurable illnesses.

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Pairdd makes gluten-free eating simple

Published Nov. 22, 2013

Everyone loves coming home to a hot delicious meal on the table. But, for so many of us, making that happen is a challenge. Fortunately, there are solutions. And one of them is right in our own backyard.

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Walker's Point Youth & Family Center heals and empowers

Published Oct. 21, 2013

For the second year in a row, Potawatomi chose OnMilwaukee.com as a Miracle On Canal signature media partner. OnMilwaukee.com's charity of choice is the Walker's Point Youth & Family Center. Find out more about this local non-profit gem.

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You can still eat out while on a diet

Published Oct. 3, 2013

I eat out a lot and I'm finding that if I just talk to my server I'm able to get things that taste wonderful and are wonderful for me. What a country we live in.

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Herbal medicine on Milwaukee's South Side

Published July 11, 2013

I have a health infatuation - herbal remedies. Utilizing herbs as a natural means to treat health issues and ailments is something I've been interested in since my first allergic reaction to Western medication in my teens. I recently explored herbal shopping options in Milwaukee and was thrilled to discover The Natural Food Shop on the South Side.