Advance directives: who will speak for you?


Imagine waking up from an accident and finding yourself completely paralyzed, unable to breathe without the help of a ventilator. Imagine your family’s anguish when your routine surgery goes awry and they must make a life or death decision for you. Even though these scenarios seem extreme, they happen every day in hospitals in our […]

Benefits of garlic


You can ward off vampires with it; and probably keep your significant other at bay as well if you eat enough of it. We’re talking about garlic of course. That aromatic little clove which is closely related to onions, shallots, leeks and chives. Garlic is native to Asia although it is used in various cuisines […]

Have you heard? Hearing aids can make life better.


You haven’t been able to hear well for quite a while. You have been frustrated because you see people’s mouths moving, but you don’t understand what they are saying. You find yourself straining to hear and, more importantly understand, especially if there is other noise in the room. Your family has told you to check […]

Are you a secret allergy sufferer?


Springtime is long-awaited and beautiful, but not always for those who suffer from allergies. Grasses, weeds and trees can mean sneezing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. According to, Wisconsin is home to more than 130 varieties of trees, weeds and grasses that produce pollen. Nearly 35 percent of those varieties will cause […]

Community Supported Agriculture

vegetables and fruits

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms have become a growing trend in the United States for the past 25 years. CSA’s are a popular way for consumers to receive seasonal fresh produce from a local participating farmer by purchasing a “share” from that farm. By purchasing a share, consumers are investing into that year’s harvest and […]

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