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Articles tagged with 'Health'

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Milwaukee County awarded for health and wellness efforts

Published April 16, 2015

On April 23, Milwaukee County will receive an award from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) for its approach in developing programs that improve the health and wellbeing of County employees.

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Natural beauty found through "Lost"

Published April 13, 2015

This is what happens when someone who writes a blog "with a polished finger on the pulse of beauty, fashion, fitness and nutrition trends" binge watches the first season of "Lost."

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Addressing infant mortality in Milwaukee

Published March 30, 2015

When Tonda Thompson went to the hospital nine months pregnant, she expected to leave with her baby boy in a car seat. Instead she left without him, and she had to make funeral arrangements. Sadly in Milwaukee, according to a piece from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service's Raina J. Johnson, Thompson's story isn't uncommon.

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Orlando Williams Wight: The man who cleaned up Milwaukee

Published March 13, 2015

There has never been anyone quite like Orlando Williams Wight. Entirely self-taught (he never attended a college or university), he was a medical doctor, lawyer, theologian, engineer, author of 12 books, editor of 38 more and - for a few extremely eventful years in the late 1870s - Milwaukee's Commissioner of Health.

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My personal travel hell

Published March 2, 2015

There are some things that no human, no matter how much grace, patience or tolerance they possess can abide. There are some things that get the goat of even the Mother Theresa of airline passengers.

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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.