August 1, 2014


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CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:03 AM

Safe use of prescription medications

Over half of drug overdose deaths involve prescription medications. The majority of those are due to narcotic or opiate type pain medication. Another prescription medication class that is frequently misused is the class of sedatives known as benzodiazepines. This article will briefly discuss this commonly prescribed medication and then discuss some general issues regarding prescription medications.

 
CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:40 AM

Skin Cancer

Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer. It is estimated that about 40 percent of all cancers are skin cancers. There are three major types of skin cancer. These include basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma.

 
CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:50 AM

Protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun

In Wisconsin we only have a few warm months to enjoy the sun. As good as it feels to be out in the sun, the sun can be harmful if you are not careful. Chronic sun exposure has been linked to skin cancer, skin aging, wrinkling, and eye damage including cataracts. Also, acute exposure can cause sunburn and sickness.

 
Health Connect...Savvy Senior Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:53 AM

Savvy Senior

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you give me some tips on starting a walking program? I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure under control, but I hate to exercise.

Unfit at 59

 
CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:48 AM

Bicycle Safety

The League of American Bicyclists has declared May as National Bike Month. Biking is a great activity to include in your quest to be physically active. We live in an area that has great opportunities for biking. It is just too bad that it is so cold for much of the year. However, bicycling can be dangerous. Actually riding a bike has a higher risk of being killed or injured than riding in a car. What can bicyclists do to be safer on their bike?

 
CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:53 AM

Avoiding food related illness

We are officially into the picnic and grilling season. Everybody loves a good cookout. Safe handling and cooking of food can help prevent food related illness. This article will discuss some of the potential problems with food handling and how to improve your chances of not getting sick.

 
CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:24 AM

Do you know about Swimmer’s Itch?

Soon the waters in the local lakes will be warming enough that we can go into the water. Swimmers in some of the lakes in this area are prone to contract a condition called “swimmer’s itch.” The more technical term is cercarial dermatitis. This article will focus on explaining this interesting condition.

 
CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:09 AM

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is common in our area and statistics suggest that the incidence is increasing.

 
Family Health shares prevention of Lyme disease Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:30 AM

Finally the weather has changed for the better; however, all the insects are now active, and in Wisconsin ticks are very active.

 
Marquette County Health Department immunizations clinics for June Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:29 AM

The Marquette County immunization clinics are as follows:

 
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