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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Free, discounted health screenings at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston - Juneau County




In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more years to your life.

If you would like to learn some steps you can take to better control your wellness, be sure to attend the upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  The event will be held on Thursday, June 9 from 7 to 11 am.

Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.

If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do so for $10. You also have the option to have a lipid profile worked up for only $20; this test requires 12 hours of fasting.

In addition to these services, a member from Mile Bluff’s audiology team will be available from 8 to 11 am to perform free hearing tests. They will be able to tell you of any specific risks you may have for developing hearing loss.

Once your tests are completed, Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals will review your results with you, and will provide tips on how to reduce your risks for developing diabetes, heart disease and hearing loss. If areas of concern are found through these screenings, resources will be provided to help you with your needs, and all results will be sent to your primary care provider.

You will also have the opportunity to meet with a Mile Bluff pharmacist to discuss any medication questions you may have. These free consultations are by appointment only.

Insurance is not needed to take advantage of the benefits these health screenings have to offer. The information you receive from these tests, along with the educational tools you will be given, are important steps in positively impacting your health.  Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-847-1845 to reserve your spot today!

Parenting program available to those with children 12 months, younger - Juneau County


If you’re a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile Bluff can answer some of your questions.

To assist you during the first year of your baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during your child’s first 12 months of life.

The Hand-in-Hand program is held the second Thursday of every month at 4:30 pm.  The next meeting will be Thursday, June 9 and will focus on infant feeding. 

If you are interested in learning more about the program, or want to register for an upcoming session, call 608-847-1013.

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Free, discounted health screenings at Mile Bluff – Necedah Family Medical Center



In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease and diabetes can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more years to your life.

If you would like to learn some steps you can take to better control your wellness, be sure to attend the upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff – Necedah Family Medical Center.  The event will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 7 to 11 am.

Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.

If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do so for $10. You also have the option to have a lipid profile worked up for only $20; this test requires 12 hours of fasting.

Once your tests are completed, Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals will review your results with you, and will provide tips on how to reduce your risks for developing diabetes and heart disease. If areas of concern are found through these screenings, resources will be provided to help you with your needs, and all results will be sent to your primary care provider.

Insurance is not needed to take advantage of the benefits these health screenings have to offer. The information you receive from these tests, along with the educational tools you will be given, are important steps in positively impacting your health.  Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-565-2000 to reserve your spot today!

Support group being held at Mile Bluff to help those affected by autism - Juneau County



            Autism is defined as ‘a complex, developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life, and impacts a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.’  It is considered a spectrum disorder, meaning that it affects individuals in different ways and to varying degrees.  With the prevalence of autism in the United States, healthcare organizations are stepping up to offer support to families of children living with the disorder.
            On Tuesday, May 17, Reverend Jeff Fairchild will lead a support group designed to assist families of children who live with autism.  The meeting will take place at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston, beginning at 7 pm.  During the meeting there will be opportunities for participants to network with others who are dealing with situations similar to theirs, and discussion time to learn from others about recognizing and preparing for challenges that may arise.
             Attend the upcoming autism support group at Mile Bluff Medical Center on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm, and learn what you can do to help that special child in your life.   For more information, call 608-847-1285.