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Waushara County Fair Demo Derby

Marquette County Health Department immunization clinics Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 6:08 AM

•Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Endeavor Civic Center, 400 Church Street

•Monday, Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Montello, Marquette County Health & Human Services Building, 428 Underwood Avenue

•Monday, Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Montello, Marquette County Health & Human Services Building, 428 Underwood Avenue

CHN celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 5:54 AM

Community Health Network celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week, recognizing the vital work of its dedicated team of Radiologic Technologists. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray’s discovery by German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1895. The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role professionals in medical imaging and radiation therapy play in patient care and health care safety.

CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 5:51 AM

Is colon cancer preventable?

Last week I wrote about cancer screening in general. In this article, I will focus on colon cancer.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women. One in 20, or five percent of, Americans will come down with colon cancer in their lifetime. Each year there are 152,000 new cases and 50,000 deaths from colon cancer in the United States.

CHN Diabetic Health Fair at City Inn Nov. 7 Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:07 AM

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness of the seriousness of diabetes in our communities. Unfortunately, nearly 15,000 people in Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties have diabetes, and studies are showing that rates of pre-diabetes are also on the rise. In fact, 79 million Americans are estimated to have pre-diabetes.

CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Written by By: P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:40 AM

In 1971, then president Richard Nixon signed legislation that has been labeled as the start of the “war on cancer.” Although the expectations were high, the results have not been as successful as expected. There have been victories in the battle but cancer remains a significant health concern.  As heart disease death rates decline, cancer is now the leading cause of death in Americans less than 85 years old.

Local cancer team receives statewide recognition Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:28 AM

The Adams County Cancer Awareness Team (ACCAT) was recently presented with a 2013 Community Service Award by the Wisconsin Cancer Council, a statewide coalition of over 95 organizations committed to cancer control.

Waushara County collects 145 pounds of meds in Prescription Drug Take-Back event Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:26 AM

With public participation at an all-time high after six prior events in three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners held the seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at thousands of sites across America on Oct. 26.

CHN says farewell to two fantastic physicians Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:50 AM

These physicians aren’t new names to the community, as Jeffrey Carroll, MD, and Anthony Racki, MD, have been with Community Health Network for a combined total of 53 years.

On the Move: Food and Fitness Print E-mail
Written by Wautoma Area School District Nurse Ellen Kiiskila, RN   
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:15 AM


The Wautoma Area School District promotes healthy schools by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.

CHN Health Matters Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:36 AM

What should you do if stung by a bee?

You may have noticed that the bees and hornets are very active and aggressive as the summer comes to an end and we enter the fall. Their food sources are declining and they are seeking sweet meals. They commonly will try to share your food or drink. This increases your chances of being stung. Bee stings are a common cause of emergency room and doctor’s office visits. What can you expect if you are stung and what can you do?


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