Medicine

Chill “Out” With Safe Outdoor Exercise

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Exercising outdoors in cold weather offers the chance to burn calories in a winter wonderland. Whether the activity is skiing, skating, walking, snow shoeing, or jogging, exercising in the chilly air can be invigorating and help keep one’s fitness momentum going all season long.

January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month

The cervix is the lower, narrow opening of the uterus. It is covered by a thin layer of cells that are continually growing and being replaced. Certain factors, such as an infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), can cause cervical cells to begin to grow abnormally. These abnormal cells often go away without treatment, but in some women they will continue to grow and eventually turn into cancer.

Keeping Kids From Becoming Smokers

For almost 25 years, I was a smoker. I began this unhealthy habit at a young age because I thought it was cool. I wish now that someone had explained then what it had taken me 25 years to realize: Not only did I put myself at risk, I may have endangered the ones I love because of the harmful effects of second-hand smoke exposure.

Seal a Deal or Heal for Real?

Hoping to finalize his signature domestic policy initiative before he delivers his first State of the Union address in a few short weeks, President Barack Obama sat down with top Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill at the White House on Wednesday.