Blog

A collection of RHI updates and health & safety related information.

Local Bonduel Woman’s Green Thumb Yields 800+ Perennials

Lisa Koepp from rural Bonduel doesn’t have a shortage of time. Not only does she help on the family farm near Leeman, she also has a new hobby—perennials, and lots of them.

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Tips for Pest-Proofing Your Home

Common pests can be pesky, as well as harmful to humans, pets, and farm animals. This article shares easy pest-proofing tips for homeowners to avoid damage to physical property and personal health.

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Choosing a Life Insurance Beneficiary

You’ve made the smart decision to get life insurance to help financially protect the ones you love. Now that you’ve chosen your coverage, you’ll also have to choose a beneficiary. Here are some pointers to help you decide who should be your beneficiary.

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23 Minute Interval Cardio Workout

Carve out 23 minutes per day, three times per week, for improved cardiovascular health. This 23 minute interval cardio workout doesn’t require a gym or any specific equipment but the varying intensities helps improve your cardiovascular health. Lace up your shoes and invest 23 minutes into your health and wellness.

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Daily G-BOMBS Provide Anti-Cancer Benefits & Adequate Nutrition

“G-BOMBS” is an acronym used by Dr. Joel Fuhrman as a way to remember the best anti-cancer, health-promoting foods on the planet. These are the foods that you should eat every day.

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Alissa’s Green Smoothie Packs a Full Day of Fruits & Veggies

Alissa’s Green Smoothie made its debut in February 2018 at the CAFO meeting in New London. This hand-picked, delicious smoothie recipe, which can be made at home in minutes, makes it easy to hit your daily goal of fruits and vegetables. Specifically, this recipe provides seven fruits and vegetables.

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Four Fondue Recipes You Can’t Pass Up

Too good to pass up! These four hand-picked fondue recipes are sure to be a hit at the 14th annual Wine & Cheese Tasting on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Cecil, Wisconsin. Replicate them for your favorite guests in the comfort of your own home.

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American Heart Association Releases New Blood Pressure Guidelines

For the first time in 14 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) changed their blood pressure guidelines. The new guidelines have lowered the number for what’s considered high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Learn the new blood pressure guidelines.

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Win Badger Basketball Tickets

Purchase 6 or more tickets to the 14th annual Wine & Cheese Tasting on February 16 and be entered in the drawing to win four (4) tickets ($147 value) to the Wisconsin Badgers – Purdue basketball game on February 15 (6pm) at the Kohl Center in Madison.

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Asbestos—Tiny, Risky and Not Just Yesterday’s Problem

Asbestos was used in many ways from the 1920s to the 1970s, including in construction and building materials, and is mistakenly thought of as a problem of the past. However, any space is at risk of having some asbestos-containing materials present, so it’s important to know the risks and how best to handle it.

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AT&T Funding to Support Efforts to Combat Rise of Obesity, Diabetes

The Rural Health Initiative, Inc. received a $5,000 AT&T Innovation Award today to support its efforts to improve the health of rural farm workers.

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F.R.E.S.H. Project Gathering Information for Farmer Directory

The F.R.E.S.H. Project is creating a directory of farmers and food producers in Shawano County and the surrounding area that sell directly to consumers.

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Determined to Dodge the Flu, Local Dairy Farm Offers Flu Shots to Workers

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. And there’s no doubt, Green Valley Dairy of Shawano County is doing their part. Earlier this week, Rural Health Initiative Outreach Health Coordinator Dawn Dingeldein traveled to Green Valley Dairy to administer flu shots to workers and management. Along with her were two medical students—Brent (left) and Alec (right)—from Medical College of Milwaukee (MCW)- Green Bay campus.

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An Ounce of Prevention: RHI Makes Health Care Accessible

The old “build it and they will come” adage may apply to a lot of situations, but when it comes to farmers and preventive health care visits, it couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Teeth Troubles: 10 Tips to Keep Teeth in Tip-Top Shape

A flashy smile is one thing, but your overall health is the main thing. Oral health affects your overall wellness, and we’re sharing ten tips to keep your family’s teeth in tip-top share.

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