BlogA collection of RHI updates and health & safety related information.
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.
It’s important to recognize that it’s impossible (in any job) to totally eliminate stress, but managing stress successfully is a realistic goal. Here’s how.
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.
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.
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.
It’s critical to protect your lungs against Farmer’s Lung and Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome (ODTS) when near dust particles and mold spores.
Did you know? The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a total area of about 20 square feet. All the more reason to pay attention to what we have to say about skin protection.
Life on the farm isn’t as quiet and serene as it looks. In fact, there’s a long list of sounds that can be dangerous to the human ear. Learn how you can prevent permanent hearing loss.
Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. Farming is no exception, especially considering the wide variety of hazards farmers are exposed to each day. Learn the common hazards and ways you can prevent eye injury.
Back pain can be a game changer. It can take a toll on your overall attitude and complicate the most routine tasks. Getting out of bed. Tying your boots. Lifting grain bags. Fortunately, back pain is preventable. Learn seven tips to avoid back pain and injury.
Join the Rural Health Initiative in celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week: September 17th – 23rd, 2017. Each day this week, we’ll be giving away a portable Safety & Health Kit. Each kit will include practical and relevant items you can use on a daily basis to keep yourself safe and healthy.
The 2017 theme for National Farm Safety & Health Week is “Putting Farm Safety into Practice”.
This week’s Wellness Wednesday sheds the light on green beans. Much like their exterior color, this nutrient-dense food earns a green light. No need to yield when deciding whether to include them in tonight’s dinner menu. Plus, Balsamic Green Bean Salad recipe!
Blueberries are all the rage right now, and rightfully so. With less than 100 calories per cup, these adorable blue bombshells sure pack the punch and are perfect for a guilt-free snack.
With climbing temps and high humidity levels, it doesn’t take long to feel the effects of heat-related illnesses. Agricultural and construction workers exposed to outdoor conditions and direct sunlight are at an increased risk of danger. Fortunately, there are some preventive steps that can be taken.
Look for the Rural Health Initiative this week. We’re making our rounds around town.
The Rural Health Initiative has proudly partnered with both Swiderski Equipment and Premier Community Bank to integrate a health-related component into their upcoming community events.
Attracting a near sell-out crowd, the 13th annual Wine & Cheese Tasting, held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Main Event Banquet Hall in Cecil, WI, offered the 188 guests a fun-filled evening. From their first step inside, guests had their choice of oodles of samples, ranging from 40+ kinds of wine, 25+ varieties of cheese, Pigeon River Brewery ales and sodas, as well as the newest vendors—Shawano’s very own 5 Star Lamb and ANEW Emporium.
Healthcare clinics now offer patients a convenient option to receive quick, professional healthcare advice for common minor conditions—without stepping foot outside your home. ThedaCare’s e-visits are quick, convenient and available for a minimal fee of $35.