Kyla Waksmonski http://wxpr.org en LEAN Coalition Event Considers Health Equity Across Demographics http://wxpr.org/post/lean-coalition-event-considers-health-equity-across-demographics <p>A Northwoods health coalition is putting the spotlight on health equity next week, through a discussion with an expert on health in Native American communities.</p><p>Health equity tries to measure the quality of healthcare that different populations receive.&nbsp;</p><p>Oneida County Community Health Specialist Kyla Waksmonski explains that health inequity is evident when certain demographics are less healthy than others.</p><blockquote><p>“The ideal situation is that everyone, regardless of demographics – poverty, education status –that we all have similar health outcomes.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:19:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20511 at http://wxpr.org In February, Remember Your Heart http://wxpr.org/post/february-remember-your-heart <p>Valentine’s Day may be over but there are still plenty of ways to take care of your heart.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">February is Heart Health Month.</span></p><p>Oneida County Public Health Department is encouraging people of all ages to try and reduce risk factors for heart disease.&nbsp;</p><p>Community health specialist Kyla Waksmonski &nbsp;says behavior changes include daily exercise, healthy eating and limiting alcohol use.&nbsp; Quitting smoking can also cut your risk of heart disease.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:56:06 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14637 at http://wxpr.org In February, Remember Your Heart