Colorectal cancer: 4 ways to reduce the risk, & why early detection is key

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the country. The American Cancer Society (ACS) predicts in 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S., and 52,550 people will die from the disease. Because colorectal cancer is often slow to develop, understanding your risk factors and early detection are […]

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Wisconsin Medicaid Program resumes routine renewal benefit operations starting May 2023

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that all Wisconsinites enrolled in BadgerCare Plus or another Medicaid program must renew their benefits by an assigned due date between June 2023 and May 2024.  As of January 2023, over 1.6 million members are enrolled in BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid. Those individuals were receiving […]

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Alexander Ersing: Local wins 2nd powerlifting championship title

The journey to Ohio by plane is only about an hour and by car, it’s a “short” eight-hour trek. But in reality, the path for Racine native Alexander Ersing to get back to Ohio earlier this month was much longer, much tougher, and in the end, so very worth every single minute. Ersing receives his […]

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Business Spotlight: Valerie Lyvers: Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Valerie Lyvers is a Licensed Oriental Medicine Practitioner. While new to the Racine area, she is not new to practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine. The 5-star rated practitioner is bringing her expertise from the Chicago area to help those in the community through her new small business. Lyvers’ goal is to provide accessible and affordable […]

Obesity and the importance of weight management

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 64% of adults in Wisconsin are either overweight or obese. Obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association for almost a decade, yet many people often struggle alone with their weight and health concerns long before they talk to a doctor. Starting a […]

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Op-Ed: Rare Disease Day: How my conditions shaped me to be a community storyteller

What do you want to be when you grow up? I bet you’ve asked and answered that question more times than you can count. Did you grow up to be what you wanted? I hope, like me, you became everything you thought you’d never be. I became a storyteller. I am who I am because […]

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Heart health resources: 5 stories to read

February is American Heart Month. It is a time when Americans can devote attention to their heart health. The Racine County Eye and Kenosha Lens have curated a handful of heart-health-related stories from leading experts for Racine and Kenosha County residents to help focus their attention on their own cardiovascular health. Not only is American Heart […]

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American Heart Month: 7 things to know about AFib

February is American Heart Month and an important time to learn more about this common heart arrhythmia. Most people take a regular heartbeat for granted but according to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans cannot. They are living with the most common form of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib. […]

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10 Exercises to Add to Your Fitness Routine (& Strengthen Your Heart)

We know exercise and physical activity are important for a healthy lifestyle and to reduce the risk of developing health conditions like heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Americans and can impact your life insurance, but exercise is one way to lower your risk. Life insurance is necessary to […]

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Op-Ed: A congestive heart failure diagnosis at 49 years old and my journey to better health

September 8, 2019, was a beautiful fall day, a Sunday made for a perfectly lazy day. But this day turned out not so perfect because I found out that I have congestive heart failure. I’m telling you this story because today is National Wear Red Day and February, the American Heart Association’s Heart Awareness Month. […]

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Women and heart disease: Ascension Cardiologist talks about Wear Red Day 2023

RACINE, Wis. — National Wear Red Day unites people across the United States each February during American Heart Month to spread awareness about heart disease, especially its impact on women. On Feb. 3, Americans will focus on going red for women and community members will take strides to raise awareness for heart disease. Dr. Desiree […]

Preventing heart disease: America’s number 1 killer

February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to focus on heart health. Heart disease (cardiovascular disease, or CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Cardiovascular disease accounts for about one in three deaths every year and nearly one million deaths in 2020, according to […]

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A rise in cardiovascular-related deaths: highest among Asian, Black, Hispanic populations

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. escalating and it is impacting Asian, Black, and Hispanic populations the most. Cardiovascular disease, overall, includes coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and hypertension/high blood pressure. Coronary heart disease includes clogged arteries or atherosclerosis of the heart, which can cause a heart attack. During the first year of […]

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