Your eyes are watery, nose is running, you're coughing and you feel lousy. Take heart: many with allergies are feeling the same thing this week.
Dr. Steve Kagen is an allergist from the Fox Valley. He say allergies are coming from familiar culprits....
"....we're in the fall allergy season for ragweed which began on August 5. Usually ragweed will pollinate on August 15 and peak the first week of September right around Labor Day. So we're in the middle of ragweed season but we also have some grass and other pollens in the air as well...."
Educators and gardeners from around the Northwoods gathered this week to talk about school gardens. The conference happened at University of Stevens Point’s Natural Resources Education Center, Treehaven.
For two days presenters shared tips on things like seed saving, mulching, and planning kid-friendly garden activities.
Donelle Scaffidi organized the School Garden Symposium as part of her graduate work at UWSP. She says it’s provided a chance to brainstorm solutions to common problems…like finding funding and how to manage school gardens over summer vacation.
The recent suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams has prompted a Northwoods professional to ask people having problems to come forward for help if they feel suicidal.
Heidi Karns is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Ministry Medical Group. She says Williams shocking death has put a spotlight on mental health issues. She says it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and the challenges people with mental illness face each day...
12 Wisconsin counties have placed referendums before their voters this November to ask the Walker administration to accept federal Medicaid funds. The program in Wisconsin is known as BadgerCare. Chippewa county is the latest to hold such a referendum and Lincoln county has already joined in.
Tuesday, the Oneida county board will consider whether to become the next county to take the issue to a referendum.
The Resolution was sponsored by the Board of Health. Health Department Director Linda Conlon details what the county board will consider....
The DNR has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae located in Pelican Lake in eastern Oneida County. The algae appears in late summer and can be a health hazard for humans and animals. Oneida County Registered Sanitarian Jody McKinney talked with Ken Krall about the problem.
McKinney says seek immediate medical help from a doctor or veterinarian if people or pets are exposed to bluegreen algae.
Rhinelander School District has landed two sizable grants to help pay for a new athletics trainer position at the high school.
Ministry Medical Group and the Aspirus Clinic have each donated $15,000 to the school district’s athletic program.
Athletics Trainer is a role that Rhinelander native Eric Prom has been filling for a few years now, but until now he’s been employed by Marshfield Clinic. Now he’ll be an employee of the school district.