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Scoliosis Awareness

Witten by: Dr. Trevor Wahlquist June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month and a great opportunity to review the signs and symptoms that may be present and allow for an early diagnosis. Setting aside this month allows for better patient advocacy, positive awareness, and education for patients, their families, and physicians...
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Health and Wellness

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Written By: Jennifer Hinkel, DPT, Director of Rehabilitation Services April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and this year Western Wisconsin Health would like to increase awareness about the ailment and its symptoms. Parkinson’s is a neurological disease that affects communication between the brain and muscles. Many associate Parkinson’s Disease with...
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Colorectal Cancer

FORTY-FIVE IS THE NEW FIFTY Written By: Chukwunonso Chime, MD Gastroenterologist Colorectal Cancer is a disease of the colon or rectum, which are parts of the digestive system. Unlike most cancers, colorectal cancer is often preventable with screening and highly treatable when detected early. Most cases of colorectal cancer occur in people...
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Health and Wellness

Simple Health Program

Written by: Kathleen Findlay, MD, MPH Family Practice & Integrative Medicine Physician Diplomate-ABFM, ABOIM, ABLM; CYT-200 Each February we celebrate Heart Month, we encourage this to be a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Whether you have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or want to prevent it,...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – The Work Ahead of Us

Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow By Alison H. Page As we “imagine a healthier tomorrow” and prioritize the focus of work we need to do as a community and a society, one issue surfaces as a key priority.  Put simply, climate change is the health care challenge of the century.  Without...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – A Dose of Reality

Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow By Alison H. Page Every morning at 8:15 the department leaders at Western Wisconsin Health (WW Health) meet briefly to review what we have going on in terms of patient care needs in our hospital and clinics. We call it the “morning huddle.” This is the forum...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – Happy Holidays??

A Healthier Tomorrow – Happy Holidays?? Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow    By Alison H. Page Three years ago, this column was about the holiday season and the struggles it presents for many people for whom the season is emotionally challenging.  Three years ago, we hadn’t yet imagined the COVID-19 pandemic...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – Is Coffee Good for You?

A Healthier Tomorrow – Is Coffee Good for You?  Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow    By Alison H. Page I love coffee.  Where I grew up, coffee was a staple of life, and a ritual.  It was the smell of coffee that we woke up to in the morning and the...
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