Single-Parent | Working-Parent Heart Health

Time and time again, parents — especially single parents and families with two working parents — say time is their enemy when it comes to preparing healthy meals. But you can keep the frozen pizza and other processed foods to

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How to Track Your Sodium

Did you know that a fast food sandwich or burger can easily contains more than 100 percent of the sodium you need in a day? If you’re like many Americans, you may be getting way more sodium than your heart

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more

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Facts About Heart Disease in Women

Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?   The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in

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Free Medical Identification Jewelry

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin is providing medical identification jewelry free of charge to Wisconsin residents.  Click here for the order form.   

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Food labels and more

Here are a few key steps for using the Nutrition Facts label: Check the serving size and number of servings. The serving size for a food is based on the amount of that food that people usually eat at one time. Serving

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March is National Kidney Disease Month

March is National Kidney Month and the NKF is urging all Americans to give their kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day, help regulate blood pressure and direct red blood cell

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