Health and Fitness

A parent’s job: Keeping kids healthy, happy and safe

January 10, 2013

By Dr. Culhane, Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare Today’s parents hold different philosophies on topics from discipline to education, but all parents can agree that they want to do everything possible to keep their children healthy, happy and safe. Though these are broad goals, there are very specific things that parents can do to… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists explain risks and treatment options for glaucoma

January 3, 2013

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., especially for African- Americans. In fact, black Americans have a 6-8 times higher risk of developing glaucoma than whites, and a recent study found that one in five black Americans age 75 and older has glaucoma. What exactly is glaucoma? It’s an… [Read More]

What are the top ten nutritional supplements for women?

January 3, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter  1. Multivitamin-mineral formula (MVM), supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. They go by many names, including multis and multiples or simply vitamins. The vitamins and minerals in MVMs have unique roles in the body. 2. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid,… [Read More]

What are the top ten nutritional supplements for women?

January 3, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter 1. Multivitamin-mineral formula (MVM), supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. They go by many names, including multis and multiples or simply vitamins. The vitamins and minerals in MVMs have unique roles in the body. 2. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid,… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists explain risks and treatment options for glaucoma

January 3, 2013

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., especially for African- Americans. In fact, black Americans have a 6-8 times higher risk of developing glaucoma than whites, and a recent study found that one in five black Americans age 75 and older has glaucoma. What exactly is glaucoma? It’s… [Read More]

AAA Wisconsin offers important winter driving reminders

December 27, 2012

With the first major winter storm having hit much of the state last week, AAA advises motorists to prepare themselves and their vehicles. Snow, wind and cold weather make driving conditions more difficult, especially during the first big storm of the season as well as for teen drivers. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel… [Read More]

Making your New Year’s resolutions for fitness work in 2013

December 27, 2012

By Josef Brandenburg This is the time of year when people look within and think about how they want this year to be better than last year. No. 1 or No. 2 on nearly everyone’s list is some sort of New Year’s resolution related to weight loss or fitness. Positive intentions are nice, but alone… [Read More]

Be Ready! September is National Preparedness Month

September 20, 2012

Would you be ready if there were an emergency? Be prepared: assemble an emergency supply kit, make your emergency plans, stay informed, and get involved in helping your family, your business, and your community be ready for emergencies. Throughout September there will be activities across the country to promote emergency preparedness. More than 3,000 organizations… [Read More]

Thirty minutes of exercise is enough for weight loss

September 20, 2012

Less may be more when it comes to exercising to lose weight. A new study finds that a half-hour workout works just as well as an hour of exercise to help overweight men shed pounds. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen conducted a study on 60 moderately overweight Danish men to test how much exercise… [Read More]