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 pollen.com, 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 […]

Support Plays an Important Role in a Cancer Patient’s Journey

Comforting Friend

A diagnosis of cancer is often received with shock, disbelief or feelings of being overwhelmed.   Each person’s journey is unique and sometimes lonely.  Support to help cope with stress, cancer treatment and family issues are available through individual counseling with an oncology counselor or through attending a cancer support group. One-to-one support through individual counseling […]

Varicose veins, not just about vanity


They might look like red and blue spider webs subtly tattooed on your legs and thighs. Or they may more resemble the gnarled branches of an old oak tree sculpted in 3D on your calves. Varicose veins are most often harmless, although their knotted, ropey appearance is a source of embarrassment for many women. In […]

Disclaimer: The information found on Affinity's blog is a general educational aid. Do not rely on this information or treat it as a substitute for personal medical or health care advice, or for diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician or other qualified health care provider as soon as possible about any medical or health-related question and do not wait for a response from our experts before such consultation. If you have a medical emergency, seek medical attention immediately.

The Affinity Health System blog contains opinions and views created by community members. Affinity does endorse the contributions of community members. You should not assume the information posted by community members is accurate and you should never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this site.