Many people think of giving to the food pantry during the holidays. But high demand at the Vilas Food Pantry continues as winter stretches on.
The Vilas Food Pantry has seen a surge in the number of families needing its services. Director Richard Short says the food pantry has been able to keep up with the demand so far, thanks to the generosity of the community during the holidays, but hunger is a year-round issue.
Some potential Republican presidential candidates, along with Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, have spoken out recently about childhood vaccinations and the need, in their views, to keep the vaccinations a matter of parental choice.
This discussion is the result of a recent uptick in the number of measles cases in the U.S.
Children get a vaccination called the MMR which includes a vaccine to prevent measles. Since the introduction of a measles vaccine in 1963, the average number of measles cases has dropped from a half-million per year to fewer than 100.
The Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center is in the midst of a pilot project involving team care, with a goal of improving how health care is provided.
Physician Assistant Shiela Reichel says about a year ago, four providers decided to try a different approach to internal medicine. After study, they came with a model called, "Team Care". She says they started the new approach last April. She outlines the new approach...
Professional and family caregivers providing direct care at home or in long term care facilities are invited to the Direct Caregivers Conference next month at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
Sandy Bishop, Director of Workforce Development at Nicolet, says the event is a draw for people providing service in skilled nursing facilities, but the conference is growing as another group of people want to find out more information...
Only a small percentage of teenagers in the Northwoods have received the vaccination that could prevent them from getting a sexually-transmitted cancer.
The human papillomavirus can cause cervical, anal and oral cancers. It affects both boys and girls. A vaccine can prevent the virus from turning into cancer in teens. Only 3 in 10 girls and one in 10 boys ages 13 -17 in the Northwoods has had the full three doses of the HPV vaccine.