Health http://wxpr.org en Firefighters Hope to "Fill the Boot" for Muscular Dystrophy http://wxpr.org/post/firefighters-hope-fill-boot-muscular-dystrophy <p>Firefighters are lining the streets of an intersection in Rhinelander. &nbsp;For&nbsp;the sixth year in a row they’re asking for donations to support kids with muscular dystrophy.</p><p>On the corner of North Stevens Street and Highway W, firefighters in yellow safety vests are holding big rubber boots full of money.&nbsp; Rhinelander Fire Lieutenant Aaron Swaney says it’s a unique way to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:37:03 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20918 at http://wxpr.org Firefighters Hope to "Fill the Boot" for Muscular Dystrophy High School Students Get Technical Degrees http://wxpr.org/post/high-school-students-get-technical-degrees <p> Thirty-three area high school students recently got a jump on college and careers in health care by graduating from Nicolet College's Certified Nursing Assistant program. What's unique&nbsp; is&nbsp; all of the students completed the program by taking Nicolet classes&nbsp; held&nbsp; in their high schools. State officials and educators have been working on ways for high school students to gain technical college credits while still in high school as a way to jump-start a career.</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:47:00 +0000 Ken Krall 20655 at http://wxpr.org High School Students Get Technical Degrees 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 Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic Adds Cardiac Rehab http://wxpr.org/post/aspirus-rhinelander-clinic-adds-cardiac-rehab <p></p><p> Aspirus&nbsp; Rhinelander Clinic recently expanded its cardiac rehab and therapy services.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:36:12 +0000 Ken Krall 20497 at http://wxpr.org Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic Adds Cardiac Rehab Early Screening For Heroin, Opioids, Alcohol Emphasized http://wxpr.org/post/early-screening-heroin-opioids-alcohol-emphasized <p> The heroin and opioid&nbsp; addiction problems troubling many Wisconsin communities, including those here in the Northwoods,&nbsp; has caught the attention of one health advocacy group.</p><p><br />Citizen Action of Wisconsin is launching an initiative to increase access to effecting drug screening and intervention services for youth.</p><p><br />Citizen Action's Kevin Kane says they're looking at early intervention to stop greater, and more costly, problems later....</p><p></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:37:00 +0000 Ken Krall 20018 at http://wxpr.org Early Screening For Heroin, Opioids, Alcohol Emphasized Critical Need For Blood As MASH Drive Nears http://wxpr.org/post/critical-need-blood-mash-drive-nears <p>For one day early next month, Pioneer Park in Rhinelander will look like a M.A.S.H. unit. Like a real MASH unit, the intent is to save lives.</p><p><br />A blood collection on that theme will be held July 8 at Pioneer Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p><p><br />Collection spokesperson Jerry Shidell says summer is a time of increased need, but blood supplies are lower....</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Ken Krall 20015 at http://wxpr.org Critical Need For Blood As MASH Drive Nears Health Official Details Top OC Dept. Status http://wxpr.org/post/health-official-details-top-oc-dept-status <p></p><p>Oneida County's Public Health Department is ranked among the elite few following an accreditation process.</p><p><br />In an annual report to the county board, Assistant Director Carl Meyer said the health department is only one of 31 agencies to get this type of national accreditation. He says the department had to meet rigorous standards to achieve the designation, something that is rare...</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:58:27 +0000 Ken Krall 19865 at http://wxpr.org Health Official Details Top OC Dept. Status Course Provides Latest Information On Autism Disorder http://wxpr.org/post/course-provides-latest-information-autism-disorder <p></p><p>UW-Superior is soon offering a nine-credit summer program designed for students and professionals to be certified in Autism Spectrum Disorder.&nbsp;&nbsp; ASD's as they are commonly known, affects one in 68 children in the U.S. and includes related disorders to autism such as Asperberger's Syndrome.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Ken Krall 19696 at http://wxpr.org Course Provides Latest Information On Autism Disorder Heat Can Pose Significant Health Risk http://wxpr.org/post/heat-can-pose-significant-health-risk <p>With summer set to begin, it’s Heat Awareness Day Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>Emergency officials and the Oneida County Health Department say heat can be a <a href="http://www.co.oneida.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=16315&amp;locid=184" target="_blank">real danger</a>…especially for some older adults, infants and young children, and people with certain health conditions.&nbsp;</p><p>Community health specialist Marta Koelling says don’t be tempted to leave children or pets in a hot car while you’re doing errands…as the air inside can heat up 20 to 30 degrees in a few minutes.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:44:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19577 at http://wxpr.org Heat Can Pose Significant Health Risk Rhinelander Schools Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch in Summer http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-schools-offer-free-breakfast-and-lunch-summer <p>School is almost out…but the Rhinelander School District wants to make sure kids get enough to eat even after the school year is over.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s offering free breakfast and lunch for four weeks starting June 16<sup>th</sup><sup>.</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>Food Service Director Pat Karaba&nbsp;says most of kids who attend summer school do take advantage of the summer food program.&nbsp; But it’s open to all kids under the age of 18.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19428 at http://wxpr.org