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Can Taking Aspirin Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

You may have heard that taking a low-dose aspirin each day can help prevent cardiovascular disease, but the truth is more complex than. Learn what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends and why low-dose aspirin may not be for everyone.

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Is It Breast Cancer or Something Else?

When experiencing a change in your breasts, it can be easy to jump to the conclusion of cancer. But there are many common causes of breast lumps and other changes that are benign. Learn about some of them and the importance of breast cancer screening here.

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Is There a Medicare Scam Going On?

Medicare scams are some of the most common scams involving caller ID spoofing in Wisconsin. Others include general insurance scams, utility bill scams, IRS scams and banking scams. What can you do to protect yourself?

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Be Careful in the Sun When Taking These Medications

Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays is always important, but certain medications may increase your risk of sun sensitivity.

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How to Get a Free Shingles Vaccine

Due to the Inflation Reduction Act, which was passed by Congress in 2022, out-of-pocket costs for certain vaccinations were removed. The shingles vaccine is one such immunization that is now available at no-cost to certain people with Medicare.

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What We Know So Far About the XBB.1.5 COVID Variant in Wisconsin

The latest COVID variant, XBB.1.5, has taken over the news, but has it taken over as the dominant form of COVID-19? Are there new COVID dangers to worry about? We have all the answers available so far.

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Are COVID Vaccines Still Recommended? – Fall 2022 Update

As the end of 2022 nears, many people have questions about the current status of COVID-19 and the vaccines for it. We have answers to those questions.

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Could the 2022/2023 Flu Be Worse Than Past Years?

Quarantines and mask wearing may have impacted the severity of the flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic, so could we now be in for a particularly bad flu season in 2022-2023?

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Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids. These Are Four Vaccines You Should Get as an Adult.

It's not wise to skip out on vaccines, but if you're not sure where to start, here are a list of four common vaccines and why it's smart to get them.

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Is It Too Soon to Get a Flu Shot This Year?

Get ready for flu season by learning when the best time to get the flu shot is and how the vaccine can keep you healthy.

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What to Know About Monkeypox in the United States, From Common Symptoms to How It Spreads

Find out what you should know about the recent monkeypox outbreak in the United States, including symptoms to watch for and how to keep yourself healthy.

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Hope and Trepidation Exist Together Surrounding COVID-19 in the New Year

In this post, Dr. Andy Wheaton, the manager of pharmacy benefits at Network Health looks at COVID-19 and its status in 2022. Learn about vaccines, boosters and more from Network Health pharmacy experts.

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Screenings Not to Miss in the New Year

In this article by quality health coordinator Michele Eggers, you'll learn about some important screenings to be asking your personal doctor about as we move out of 2021 and into 2022.

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Immunizations Remain Paramount in Preventive Care

We talk about preventive care a lot on the Grow in the Know blog. One of the most important elements of preventive care is immunizations. Quality care coordinator, Kris Roloff, tells us why with regards to four common vaccines.

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The Flu Shot is Crucial, But Do I Need it This Year?

You're aware of how important the flu shot is, but does it become more important or less important as we age? Do you really need the flu shot if you're over 60? The answer is yes and this article is why.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

This month, we recognize the importance of vaccines. One important way you can help in this preventative measure is by staying on top of your recommended vaccine schedule. Learn more in this article.

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Wise Health Care Consumer: Take an Active Role During Transition of Care

Having an active role in your transition of care ensures that it goes as smoothly as possible and that you're getting the most out of your experience. Learn more.

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Sunscreen is a Summer Necessity, but Where to Start?

In this post, our wellness team looks at sunscreen, including why it's important and what the SPF numbers mean. If you've been wondering what kind to buy, you've come to the right place.

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What to Know About the Infectious New COVID-19 Variant

The Delta variant of the coronavirus has been making the news lately. How contagious is it? Are COVID-19 vaccines effective against it? Dr. Andy Wheaton, pharmacist at Network Health, covers these topics and more in this article.

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Preventing or Slowing the Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Both Alzheimer's disease and dementia are frightening, but far from inevitable. Learn some expert-recommended strategies for preventing these mental disorders and slowing their progression.

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Osteoporosis – Know this Silent Disease and its Risks

In this blog, our quality care coordinator, Jennifer Footit-Tank, talks about some of the unexpected risks of osteoporosis and why it gets increasingly important to pay attention to risk factors as you age.

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Osteoporosis Means Taking Extra Care

If you have osteoporosis, you're at risk of a fracture from the disease. These fractures require extra care and healing time. In this blog, our quality care coordinator, Jennifer Footit-Tank, goes into more detail.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: 6 Myths and Facts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect members of our Wisconsin communities. Learn about some of the common myths going around and how to separate them from the facts of this immunization.

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COVID Herd Immunity Promises a Safer Wisconsin, But When?

You may be hearing the term "herd immunity" a lot more in the coming days, but what do we mean by that? When will Wisconsin have herd immunity? We answer these questions and more you may have.

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Nosebleeds Abound in Winter. Here’s What to Do

Nosebleeds are uncomfortable. Beyond that, they can be downright dangerous. Learn how to prevent these messy incidents and treat them should you experience one.

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