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Tue, Apr 05, 2016
John Kelker

Two weeks ago, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released its annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provides counties with an annual check-up of their health. The rankings provide local-level data that measures each county based on 30 factors including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.

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Fri, Apr 01, 2016
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Our journey with Autism started with our son, Quinn. He was diagnosed at 18 months old with severe autism and his doctor told us that he would never speak and not to expect too much for his future. As parents, we were just glad to receive a diagnosis which allowed us a better understanding of how to help him.

We were determined to prove that doctor wrong, but how? We started attending a support More...

Sun, Feb 07, 2016

As originally published in the Our Towns Section of the State Journal-Register on February 7, 2016.

Where would you turn for help if you lost your job, needed counseling, or suffered a loss due to natural disaster?

Every day in our community, individuals and families find themselves in need of help for any number of reasons. In some cases, it may be an individual who is facing financial hardship. In other cases, it may be a More...



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