With summer weather arriving in the Northwoods, health officials are reminding the community to practice healthy swim habits.
This week is designated Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week.
The Oneida County Health Department says using life jackets and knowing CPR can prevent drowning and other injuries in the water.
Melissa Nieman, Aquatics Director at the YMCA of the Northwoods, says she hears about lots of young kids going to the lake without parental supervision. But she encourages parents to keep a close eye on their kids in the water.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital has a new president, and it's the same person currently filling the position.
Darrell Lentz has been interim hospital president since last November. Prior to that, he was Aspirus Vice-President of Finance. Aspirus' Chief Executive Officer is Matt Heywood. Former CEO and President Duane Erwin retired last June.
A native of Maine, Lentz has been in health care and finance for 16 years.
A spokesperson says a goal is to have mental illness viewed in the same light as any other disease.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Northern Lakes president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter, Mick Fiocchi spoke with Ken Krall about their efforts.
This month the NAMI meeting features a question and answer session with psychiatrist Dr. Richard Immler. It's scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th at 7pm.at First United Methodist Church in Rhinelander. More information is at nami.org or email naminorthernlakes@ yahoo dot com.
You rarely think about your local hospital until you or someone you know needs its services. But a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Hospital Association says not only do they provide healthcare, but hospitals are local economic engines.
Hospital Week is being recognized. Executive Vice-President Eric Borgerding reveals how busy hospitals can be...
"....53,000 people in our state on a daily basis had an encounter with their community hospital...."
The 11th Annual Northwoods Diabetes Update Conference is set for Tuesday in Minocqua. The conference is designed for healthcare professionals, but the public is invited to attend sessions beginning at 1 p.m. at no charge. The Conference is sponsored by UW-Superior at Reuland's Catering and Conference Center.
Zona Wick from the Iron County Health Department will talk about Iron county's successful pilot project "Healthy Living With Diabetes". That project focused on issues relating to people who can't naturally control blood sugar...
Health officials are discussing a recent upswing in cases of mumps and measles breaking out in parts of the nation. Those mostly childhood afflictions had largely disappeared, but an apparent lack of immunizations have health officials asking parents to get their kids vaccinated.
Char Ahrens from Oneida County Public Health says this week is National Infant Immunization Week. She says it's a good time to get it done...