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Establish a healthy back-to-school sleep schedule for kids: 5 recommendations for the entire family

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start checking items off your child’s back-to-school checklist. Along with new school supplies, your checklist should also include getting your kids into a healthy sleep routine. Research has shown that sleep plays an important role in memory and learning, so getting the recommended hours of sleep […]

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Memory problems: 3 warning signs to consider

Forgetfulness is common and happens to most people, including memory champions. Distraction, fatigue, depression, anxiety, absentmindedness, and many other factors may contribute. Luckily, most memory problems are simply “brain blips”: temporary episodes of forgetfulness that are not a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder. Common brain blips include misplacing frequently used objects, such as […]

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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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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 […]