Healthy Living


Have Your Candy and Eat It, Too: 5 Dental Health Tips for Halloween

The dropping temperatures and shorter days are undeniable signs that fall has arrived! With the holiday season right around the corner, Halloween marks the start of this annual time of sweets.


She’s pregnant, but what about Dad?

The joy of pregnancy can be one long roller-coaster ride for both the mother and father. 

But while our maximum focus is on the health of the mother to ensure that the baby is born with limited complications, doctors may overlook the changes that the father may be going through. 


Awareness is key to preventing Lyme disease

Since I started practicing medicine in Wisconsin, many patients have told me they are concerned about getting Lyme disease and want to know how to prevent catching it.

Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks that bite wildlife, such as deer, and then spread bacteria after biting human skin. Symptoms are similar to the flu: fever, fatigue, rash, joint and body aches.


Preventing diabetes means making better choices

Mario Piverger is a family medicine physician at the UW-Health clinic in Fitchburg.

I see diabetes in my office every day. 

It is the leading cause of kidney failure and has been connected to other chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, erectile dysfunction, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations and blindness.


Milk: It’s not just for breakfast

Got Milk? This nutrient-dense superdrink is a recommended part of your diet at every stage of life.

Drinking milk can promote healthy bones, lower your risk for cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, give you more energy and help your vision and your immune system. It’s the one part of your diet that can supply protein to your bones, brain and body. It also contains Vitamins A and B12, calcium, Vitamin D, potassium, zinc and many other nutrients.


Expectant mothers should get flu shots

Dr. Joel Henry

I see a lot of expectant mothers who are taking the right steps toward making sure they have a carefree pregnancy. They eat right, watch their weight and exercise. 

But when it’s flu season, they need to take greater precautions to protect themselves from influenza.