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Natasha Ward Receives Public Health Hero Award

As part of National Public Health Week (April 1-7), the Pierce County Public Health Department selected five Public Health Heroes for their work in preserving, protecting and promoting the health of Pierce County residents. The Heroes are from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds, but all make a positive...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – Time to tidy up

A Healthier Tomorrow – Time to tidy up Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow By Alison H. Page You would have to be living under a rock to have not heard, read or seen something about a young woman from Japan named Marie Kondo.  Ms. Kondo is the author of the book...
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Think BIG! – LSVT BIG

Jayne Rimer, Physical Therapy Assistant at Western Wisconsin Health, recently received her LSVT BIG certificate and is looking forward to putting her new knowledge and skills to work helping patients achieve health and happiness. LSVT® BIG is an exercise treatment program for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). It is based...
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Do massages really work? (Hint: Yes.)

Massage therapy has long been thought of as an effective and reliable way to achieve heightened relaxation and comfort, but there are still plenty of skeptics not entirely convinced of its objective benefits. While it used to be primarily considered a component of alternative medicine, it has recently become more...
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Second Year of Dash to Disney Complete!

Western Wisconsin Health held the Dash to Disney finale event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to finish their second family-friendly community walking challenge and awarded another lucky participant a trip to Disney World. We initially registered 618 participants by January 7. A total of 450 participants completed the challenge –...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – Good news for “Cheeseheads”

A Healthier Tomorrow – Good news for “Cheeseheads” – Pass the Parmesan please! Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow By Alison H. Page February is heart health month.  And, just in time, we have some good news for Wisconsinites.  Cheese is good for you!  This is disruptive news for healthy eaters who...
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WW Health Celebrates One-Year of Teen Resilience Program

Western Wisconsin Health (WWHealth) Foundation is proud to share its one-year anniversary of the new teen resiliency program for students at the Baldwin-Woodville High School (BWHS). These classes contribute to building skill sets for resiliency and healthy coping mechanisms and provide education to reduce stigma around mental health concerns for...
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A Healthier Tomorrow – February 2019

A Healthier Tomorrow – Chronic Disease is Killing Us Imagine a Healthier Tomorrow By Alison H. Page Health care costs in our country are out of control.  In poll after poll Americans site the cost of health care and the availability of health insurance as a top priority for elected...
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