Is the mischief in drugs or in people?

In the 1960s when I was superintendent of the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, we began to see an influx, for the first time, of a number of teenage and young adult drug abusers. This was happening throughout the United States and other countries. There were very few programs in the country specializing in treatment of […]

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Should I, or someone I care for, be using a cane or a walker?

Both canes and walkers are called mobility aids, which can help a person from falling and decrease their risk of losing their balance. A mobility aid can make a person feel more comfortable with walking and standing, which can help people” stay young” as they get older. One of the best things you can do […]

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Video blog: Catholic I.D. Seek & Knock

The letters “I” and “D” provide a double entendre, standing both for the single word “identification” and the phrase “intentional discipleship.” In addition to helping craft a catchy title, the words also point to all three of Archbishop Jerome Listecki’s key focus areas: Catholic Identity, Evangelization and Stewardship. Catholic I.D. runs through June 2015 and […]

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Exercise-Associated Heat Cramps

Tis the season for all sorts of athletes to get cramps when exercising. Whether you play football, tennis, run or bike, exercise-associated heat cramps (EAHC) can be quite painful and debilitating. As an athletic trainer, I am often called out on the field during a football game to stretch out a calf. Athletes are usually […]

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Eating to prevent cancer

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition unveiled new dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. The focus of the new guidelines is a plant based diet. Food choices should be focused on fruits, vegetables and legumes, and limiting certain foods like well-cooked meat and alcohol. Six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer: Reduce consumption of […]

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Ovarian cancer and the BRCA mutation

A BRCA mutation is hereditary, and is a risk factor for ovarian and other cancers. Unfortunately, less than 25 percent of ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations are identified yearly. Did you know? A patient diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age meets National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome clinical […]

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Self-care for helpers: caring for yourself so you can care for others

You became a teacher, nurse, therapist or other helping professional because you want to make a difference; because you enjoy caring for others; because you have gifts that allow you to do things that are important to others. It is that passion that makes you a great professional – the same passion that can also […]

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