The County Health Rankings are in…
The good news? Marathon County ranked in the top third of all 72 Wisconsin counties.
Plenty to be happy about — but still plenty to be concerned about . . . If this were the NCAA playoffs, we’d be in the tournament, but we’d be the underdog even in our first match-up!
See highlights of the areas where we’ve improved our game — and where we’re losing ground. (Click the title to read more…)
Did you know that smoking is still the #1 cause of preventable death and disease in the world? Or that 15% of adults in Marathon County are smokers? If you (or someone you love) is a smoker, November 15 — the Great American Smokeout — could be a great day to consider quitting smoking. The health benefits of quitting are almost instantaneous. (Click the title for support ideas, encouragement, and more…)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Get helpful insights as to why domestic violence victims often stay in — or return to — abusive relationships (when it seems illogical or even self-destructive) from Jane Graham Jennings, Executive Director of The Women’s Community. Plus, learn about an upcoming, local workshop discussing the neurobiology of trauma and the victim/survivor experience. (Click the title to read more…)
Dr. Kelly Kapitz shares how a unique collaboration between Marshfield Clinic, Marathon County, and 10 area school districts will make a dedicated physician available to provide support to school nurses. (Click the title for details…)
Local farmers’ markets are growing to become “events” in and of themselves. Why not give a new market a try before the season ends! In Marathon County, you can enjoy a variety of offerings — try a different farmers’ market each day of the week (except Monday). Get the scoop and schedules . . . (Click the title to read more…)
Vaping (inhaling a vaporized e-liquid) is often thought to be a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. But limited federal oversight makes it difficult to know the true dangers of vaping devices. What’s worse, the misconception that vaping is “safe” may be increasing smoking behaviors in adults and youth. Get the facts on vaping so you can better understand this nicotine-based trend gaining ground in Marathon County. (Click the title to read more…)
Public Health Nurse Sara Goettl offers 10 tips to help you get ready to send your kids back to school.
Plus, learn about the Start Right program, and get connected to handy printouts and other resources for promoting your family’s health! (Click the title to read more…)
Find out how Marathon County residents fared when their health was compared to residents in the other 71 counties in Wisconsin. (Click the title to read more…)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Executive Director Jane E. Graham Jennings provides some shocking statistics on the significant impact that violent homes have on children. Download a #ButterflyEffectChallenge Kit to help support The Women’s Community. (Click the title to read more…)
See how Marathon County fared in 2017 in terms of the health of its citizens among the 72 counties in Wisconsin. (Click the title to read more…)