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Friday, April 8, 2016

Paper Tigers - Marshfield

There will be one final free showing of Paper Tigers in Marshfield on Monday, April 25 at 6:15 p.m. at Marshfield Clinic Froehlke Auditorium, Laird Building for Medical Research. 

Paper Tigers is a documentary that follows a year in the life of the Lincoln High Alternative School and explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress on struggling teens. The school is a testament to what the latest childhood adversity research is proving: one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Marshfield Area Parent Network Presentation: Bullying

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, April 14 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!

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation prepares for third annual Tweens’ Night Out - Juneau County

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation invites tween girls in fifth through eighth grade to discover, learn and shine at the third annual Tweens’ Night Out on Friday, April 29.  This energetic event provides a safe environment for girls to learn about health and wellness topics as well as have an evening of entertainment and fun! 

The event is free and begins at 5 pm in Mauston’s Olson Middle School, and is open to tween girls from all area school districts.  During the event, girls will have the opportunity to visit informational booths about community organizations and various health topics.  Tweens will also get the chance to participate in interactive sessions and attend a style show that will feature clothing from Outlets at the Dells.

Schedule of events
  • 5 pm – doors open, concession sales begin
  • 5-7 pm – interactive sessions and exhibits available
  • 7 pm – style show begins

Tweens are welcome to come alone or attend with an adult. The first 400 girls through the door will receive a gift bag.  Everyone will have a chance to win great prizes!  The night’s theme is, “Discover, Learn, Shine!”

For more information, call Martha Airth-Kindree at 608-847-1495.

This event is held in collaboration with Juneau County Women’s Health Initiative, a division of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation. 

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, April 14 and will focus on infant massage.  

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