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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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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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This Year, Make the Pledge to Take Care of Your Colon Health

Colon screenings are used to detect a variety of health issues that can turn into serious problems if not given proper attention early. Find out why they're more important than ever in 2021.

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Getting to Know Our New Ally in the Fight Against COVID-19: Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has gone on for nearly a year now. Luckily, we're transitioning from defense to offense with the arrival of two vaccines. Here's what you need to know.

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Help is On the Way

The COVID-19 vaccine is being administered. Find out how Ascension Wisconsin is working to prepare for a mass roll-out and the safety steps that are being taken in the interim.

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Falls Present a Serious Risk and Can Be Avoided

Fall risk for seniors and those in high-risk categories can present obstacles to daily living. In this post, we look at some simple steps you can take to reduce the chance fo this potentially devastating hazard.

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Everything to Know About Shingles and Your Health Plan

If you have a Medicare health plan, you may wonder whether shingles vaccines like Shingrix and Zostovax are covered. This article by Kristen Roloff looks at your coverage for these vaccines.

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How Soon Will We Have a Vaccine for the Coronavirus?

Everybody, the world over, is waiting for news on a vaccine for COVID-19. In this article, Network Health pharmacist Anna Peterson Sanders shares the updates on vaccine progress and when we can expect adminstration.

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Why Staying Healthy at a Young Age is Important for Thriving in the Golden Years

When it comes to being healthy in your "golden years," the choices you make now can have a profound impact. Read more from KiErrin Phillips, MSN, RN at Network Health

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Flu Shot is Critical During COVID-19 Pandemic

In this article, Dr. Gretchen Wagner from Ascension shares why the seasonal flu vaccine will be more important than ever before in the winter of 2020 and 2021.

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Fall Prevention Begins at Home

Falls are a leading cause of health issues and detrimental health events among older populations. In this post, we look at ten common myths about falls and preventing them.

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Immunizations: Helping to Build Healthy and Strong Wisconsin Communities

In this article, Jennifer Footit-Tank clears up some misconceptions surrounding vaccines, showing us how they keep our communities safe and our most vulnerable friends and family protected.

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Stay Healthy This Winter with the Annual Flu Vaccine

Despite us being in the midst of a global pandemic, flu season is around the corner. Flu season has the potential to dramatically complicate the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's how to guard against it.

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Why Flu Prevention is Such a Hot Topic This Time of Year

It's that time of year, again. It's time to start thinking about steps we can take to help prevent the spread and severity of the seasonal flu. Can antibiotics be used to treat it? Find out in this article.

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Don’t Let Location Deter You from Immunizing Against the Seasonal Flu

The flu shot is a crucial part of staying healthy against a seasonal ailment which can quickly turn into an outbreak. Find out where the best place to get the flu shot is and whether vaccines vary from location to location.

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Get Real Information on the Annual Influenza Vaccine

The flu shot is an important part of keeping yourself and your community healthy during the winter months. This year, it is even more so. Find out four common myths and their truths in this article.

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