30th Annual Aging Well Conference

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Professional and Continuing Education Office is proud to be celebrating its 30th year of hosting the Aging Well Conference. This year’s conference will be held virtually, featuring two nationally recognized experts in the field of aging, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger and Dr. Bill Thomas.  The event will be offered in two sessions […]

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Covered for all: State OCI confirms COVID-19 vaccine will come at no cost to the public

MADISON ⏤ Tuesday, the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) confirmed that Wisconsin will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to residents. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation to The Uptown Observer and support local independent journalism. According to a release from the OCI, all health insurers will be prohibited […]

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Analysis shows Alzheimer’s disease, dementia deaths up during COVID-19 pandemic

Wisconsin and many other states are dealing with an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Alzheimer’s Association analysis of CDC data from 2020. MILWAUKEE ⏤ Wisconsin deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Wisconsin is not the only state seeing […]

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Do you want reliable information on health topics?

Comprehensive library of national resources Looking for information on a variety of health topics? Look no further! RacineCountyFamilyResources.com has an online library of 30,000 peer-reviewed and easy to read on a variety of topics such as: Physical health, i.e. pain, allergies, asthma, cancer, sexual health, diabetes, digestion, and more!Recreation, fitness, and exerciseHealthy eating, weight managementInfant […]

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New Medicaid guidelines to take effect next month

MADISON – Medicaid guidelines affecting incarcerated members will take effect later this month, state officials announced Friday. Beginning Oct. 24, officials will suspend benefits for incarcerated members when they enter incarceration. Before release, an inmate will have their benefits re-evaluated. Policy changes’ affect on current standard Under the current policy, Medicaid members have their coverage […]

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Kenosha health officials encourage compliance with Evers’ new order

The message from Kenosha County officials is clear: Follow Gov. Tony Evers’ new COVID-19 emergency order. In a release issued Wednesday, the Kenosha County Division of Health strongly urged residents and businesses to comply with the statewide order.  The order notably limits “public gatherings, prohibiting groups larger than 25 percent of an indoor space’s occupancy […]

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New Norm for Personal Healthcare

Are you fed up, had enough with COVID restrictions and want to get out, go to work, see people, do errands around town, have fun with your favorite activities or hobbies? Do you wish that someone, your community, local and the federal government would do more; hurry up with more testing, finding a cure, developing […]

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America’s Health Rankings: Wisconsin Came In Dead Last

MILWAUKEE, WI — The United Health Foundation recently released the 30th edition of its America’s Health Rankings Annual Report, which represents the longest-running state-by-state analysis of the nation’s health. It’s mediocre news for Wisconsin in 2019, as we finished 23rd-healthiest overall out of the 50 states. Wisconsin has seen a steady drop in its health […]