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Think twice before serving alcoholic beverages this summer

In 2014, the World Health Organization issued a report concluding that no amount of alcohol is safe. Alcohol was labeled a carcinogen (cancer causing agent) in 1988. It has long been known to increase cancer risk of the mouth and throat especially when combined with smoking. Over the past 10 years, researchers are now learning [...]

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Gearing up for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance

One whirlwind week:  12 hours of filming at eight locations with 400 dancers wearing 800 pink gloves. Whew! The result: our 2014 Pink Glove Dance video! This year we were absolutely humbled by the participation of so many cancer survivors in our filming. Behind the scenes, we got to learn a little more about these [...]

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What breast feeding moms should know about weight loss

While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeeding, one of the most common concerns relates to frustration at not losing all their pregnancy weight. Not eating enough calories is the biggest barrier to weight loss success during breastfeeding. Many times moms incorrectly believe that cutting calories is the key to weight [...]

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Back to School Tips

Written by: Jennifer Specht, PhD Outpatient Behavioral Health Services The start of school can be a stressful and anxiety provoking time for the entire family.  Going from the laid back times of summer to the routine and structure of the school year is a difficult transition for many families. Here are three simple ways to [...]

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Surgeon general declares skin cancer a major public health concern

Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. About five million people are treated for skin cancer each year, and it is one of the most common types of cancer in young adults and adolescents. In Wisconsin, the number of men and women being diagnosed with melanoma cancer has been increasing. How [...]

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Exercise for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by low bone mass and the deterioration of the structure of bone tissue. This results in fragile bones and increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis also affects the posture, balance and breathing in by changing the center of gravity in later stages. It is a disease that affects [...]

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Acquired Savant Syndrome: Accessing our ‘inner savant’

About one in ten persons with autism is a savant.  Savant syndrome is a remarkable condition in which extraordinary musical, artistic or mathematical skills exist side by side with autism or other serious mental disability.    It raises questions about how often dormant potential goes undiscovered in persons with handicaps.  But recent cases of ‘acquired savant [...]

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