You’ve probably heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” a million times. You may have heard other claims about breakfast in the media, from health experts and others. So is all this hype about breakfast true? Let’s review the facts.
Breakfast gives you energy to start the day. Breakfast helps regulate blood sugar levels by literally breaking the fast and providing your body with the fuel it needs to function properly throughout the day.
Breakfast improves diet quality. Research shows that people who skip breakfast are less likely to meet the recommended intakes for important nutrients like folic acid and calcium. Studies have demonstrated that if you start your day off with fruit, you are more likely to reach the daily recommended servings for it. Continue Reading »
At Affinity Health System, October is lining up to be a great opportunity to support breast cancer awareness month. From events to fundraisers, we’ve got it all.
Our challenge for you is to tell the women in your life to be proactive about their health. Remind them to get their annual mammogram. If they are too young to get a mammogram, then encourage them to have an annual checkup. We can’t stress the importance of women’s health enough. So link a pinky and make a promise to all of the women in your life to keep up on their health. Here are some ways to do exactly that! Continue Reading »
On Saturday Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah, Affinity providers are offering an informative and fun-filled day focused on taking control of menopausal symptoms. Not sure if you should go?
Here are the top five reasons you should attend this event:
- Hear from Affinity providers which symptoms are normal, and which ones you should talk to your provider about
- Learn about traditional and alternative approaches to control your menopausal symptoms
- Be in a safe environment to speak freely about menopause with people who understand
- Learn about weight gain and how to control it
- Get a chair massage and enjoy a pampering session from Affinity Integrative Medicine and Agea Spa and Salon
This is a great opportunity for perimenopausal and menopausal women to talk openly about menopause and share their experiences with each other. It’s a perfect time to create a strong relationship with your health care provider and learn more about the changes going on in your body.
If you’re nervous to come alone, call up your girlfriends and register together! To register, call 1-800-362-9900 or visit affinityhealth.org/menopause. The registration fee is $25.
On Monday, Sept. 30 from 6 – 9:30 p.m., Calumet Medical Center will host its 11th annual Night for Women event with guest speaker Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Rebecca will speak about her battle with colon cancer and share her story about prevention, detection, career, motherhood and everyday life. Affinity Medical Group general surgeon Dr. Peter Janu will also speak about colon cancer and the technological advancements available at Calumet Medical Center.
Here are seven reasons why you should attend the event:
- To hear Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s story about her battle with colon cancer and have the opportunity to meet her
- To meet general surgeon Dr. Peter Janu and ask him questions regarding treatment options at Calumet Medical Center
- To have a chance to win a door prize and to receive the surprise in the goodie bags all attendees receive
- To enjoy a fun-filled and educational night out with other women
- To learn what some of the newer businesses and organizations in the area have to offer
- To snack from the free dessert and coffee bar
- To meet and greet with Calumet Medical Center’s two new providers, Jill Schaback, APNP and Jessica Jannette, ANP-BC
This is a great opportunity to get to know Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor on a more personal level, and gain some knowledge about prevention and detection tips for colon cancer. Being educated on this topic and knowing the resources available in your community is something you don’t want to miss out on. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters or friends and enjoy an educational night out with other women!
The registration cost is $10. You can register online at: www.affinityhealth.org/nightforwomen or call Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900. The event will be held at Chilton High School in the Engler Center for the Performing Arts building. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.
Are you or someone you know currently in cancer treatment, recently finished treatment or a long-term survivor and need a place to find friendship, encouragement and help for mind, body and spirit? Mercy Medical Center’s PEACE exercise and relaxation program serves people in all stages of their journey with cancer.
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