Wisconsin ACE Interface Training Available!

The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental, and behavioral problems later in life. The ACE Study and other research using the Study’s framework have taught us that ACEs are common and are the leading cause of health and social problems in our nation – the […]

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Now is the Time for Strengthening Families to Prevent Youth Drug Use!

The evidence-based Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) is a cost-effective substance use prevention and skills building program that brings parents and their youth ages 10-14 together in highly interactive sessions that improve parenting skills, build life skills in youth, and strengthen family bonds. In a series of research studies, the Mindfulness-enhanced Strengthening Families […]

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Food Safety & Backyard Poultry

In 2017, live poultry was responsible for 10 Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, sickening more than 1,100 people across 48 states and killing one.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns individuals that contact with live poultry or their environment can make people sick with Salmonella infections.  Live poultry can carry Salmonella bacteria while still appearing […]

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Increase Financial Well-being in the New Year

Popular financial New Year’s resolutions include goals like saving more money and paying down debt.  If the idea of focusing on dollar signs does not sound motivating, consider a resolution to feel better about your overall financial situation. “Over the past few years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has interviewed and surveyed adults across the […]

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Illnesses Linked to Restaurant/Deli Foods

The death toll in Michigan stands at 25 as a result of an outbreak of illness linked to Hepatitis A.  There have been at least 750 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Michigan, with more than 80% of ill individuals hospitalized.  The outbreak, which includes cases in California, Michigan, Kentucky, Utah, Nevada, New York, Arkansas, and Oregon, […]

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Start at Home to Help Fight Foodborne Illness

European Union member countries recently released data on foodborne outbreaks in Europe in 2016.  Results showed that 205 of the 521 “strong-evidence” outbreaks, or 39%, were caused by the consumption of food in private homes.  The number of outbreaks linked to food consumed in homes far exceeded the number of outbreaks linked to food in restaurants, […]

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Dog Food Recall: 2 Children Sick with Salmonella

Raws for Paws is recalling 4,000 pounds of its Ground Turkey Pet Food due to possible Salmonella contamination after reported illnesses, including two children who have been infected with Salmonella Reading. The food is sold online by Christofersen Meats Co. Inc., doing business as Swanson Meats, in Minneapolis– no relation to Swanson Meals. The Minnesota Department of Health reports that two children in a single household got sick.  One of the […]

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Environmental Chemicals in Food: Should You be Worried?

Several recent stories in the news media have reintroduced questions related to two chemicals which may be in our food, especially perchlorate and BPA.  Perchlorate is a chemical used in fireworks, road flares, explosives, and rocket fuel.  It is also sometimes present in bleach and in some fertilizers.  Perchlorate forms naturally in the environment in small amounts.  Perchlorate […]

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