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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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A Healthier Tomorrow – COVID – Follow the Facts Forward

A Healthier Tomorrow – COVID – Follow the Facts Forward Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow    By Alison H. Page Last month I wrote about the Delta variant.  It would have been nice to not talk about COVID this month.  But the reality is that COVID is the most pressing health...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – Delta – It is not just an Airline

A Healthier Tomorrow – Delta – It is not just an Airline  Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow  By Alison H. Page SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 is continuing to mutate and continuing to spread.  The Delta variant is the most closely watched coronavirus mutation yet and with good reason: It’s...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – Sunshine – Friend or Foe?

A Healthier Tomorrow – Sunshine – Friend or Foe?  Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow    By Alison H. Page We’re used to hearing about how too much of the sun’s warm rays can be harmful to your skin. But did you know the right balance can have lots of benefits?  Sunshine...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – COVID-19 – Weighing the Risks

A Healthier Tomorrow – COVID-19 – Weighing the Risks Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow By Alison H. Page Are we all tired of thinking about COVID-19?  Yes.  Do we all want to just stop thinking about COVID-19?  Yes.  Unfortunately, that is not an option.  In health care, our job is to...
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