Walk with a Doc in Washington Park paves path to better health

Walk with a Doc in Washington Park paves path to better health

April 9, 2014
Walkers met in Washington Park Saturday to enjoy a brisk walk with Dr. Jess Kuester, who explained the importance of calcium and vitamin D and answered their health questions.

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United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

March 27, 2014
MANDI nominee United Methodist Children’s Services finds its calling working with low-income families.

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Analysis: Impact of Obamacare on health care costs hard to diagnose

Analysis: Impact of Obamacare on health care costs hard to diagnose

March 26, 2014
Demand and supply do not have the same impact on prices in the health insurance and care market as for, let's say, refrigerators and potato chips, according to Wisconsin economists.

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State delays cutbacks to cancer program for low-income women

State delays cutbacks to cancer program for low-income women

March 24, 2014
Pressure from advocates for the Wisconsin Well Woman Program has forced the Department of Health Services to delay planned cutbacks in breast and cervical cancer screening.

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‘Be Girl Project’ teaches leadership through urban arts

‘Be Girl Project’ teaches leadership through urban arts

March 20, 2014
TRUE Skool’s urban arts program for teens has expanded an initiative to arm girls with knowledge, skills and networks to prepare them for leadership roles.

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Advocates question state cutbacks in cancer program for low-income women

Advocates question state cutbacks in cancer program for low-income women

March 19, 2014
Women’s health care advocates are urging state administrators to delay a proposal that restructures a breast and cervix cancer screening program for uninsured women.

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Few afterschool programs meet YoungStar staff education standards, study finds

Few afterschool programs meet YoungStar staff education standards, study finds

March 18, 2014
A recent Public Policy Forum report shows that the majority of Milwaukee County’s afterschool programs have low YoungStar ratings, sparking questions about whether the problem is the programs or the system itself.

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Milwaukee’s poor feel the pinch of food stamp cuts

Milwaukee’s poor feel the pinch of food stamp cuts

March 13, 2014
Experts and recipients say two cuts to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are making it more difficult for people to eat healthy and make ends meet.

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Free dental care available to MPS students at 46 schools

Free dental care available to MPS students at 46 schools

March 12, 2014
Columbia St. Mary’s “Smart Smiles” oral health program expects to provide dental exams, preventive treatments and oral care instruction to 7,000 MPS students this year.

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New condom program promotes health, open dialogue around contraception

New condom program promotes health, open dialogue around contraception

March 7, 2014
414ALL is a new program of Diverse & Resilient that works to normalize condom use and reduce sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy rates.

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