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November 07, 2016

Prescription for Good Health

We are fortunate to live in a time when medications are available to prevent disease and provide relief from illness and injuries. The more you know about your medications, the better you can manage your own care.

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October 04, 2016

Time for a Flu Shot

Of all the regular rituals of fall, perhaps none is more important than getting a flu shot.

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September 01, 2016

Staying Healthy in School

Now is a good time to remind your children of some best practices to stay healthy during the school year.

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August 10, 2016

The Future of Health Care

How telehealth and Big Data are transforming health care.

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July 25, 2016

Putting Health Care on the Map

To improve health care in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization is putting regional variations in health care delivery on the map, literally. 

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June 13, 2016

Never Again

Patients and their families can play an active role in preventing Never Events and improving health care in Wisconsin.

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May 06, 2016

Stick to the Script!

When doctors’ orders are not followed, recovery may not happen quickly, or at all, and costs for future care can rise, as well.

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April 13, 2016

Is This Test Necessary?

Many medical tests are not only not necessary, but they can lead to greater health problems down the road while driving up the cost of health care astronomically.

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March 15, 2016

​Prescription Painkillers and You

Prescription painkillers are prescribed legitimately every day for all sorts of pain, but, too often, they are used unnecessarily, or for too long, or by the wrong person, or all of these.

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February 02, 2016

​A Valentine for Your Heart

More than any cancer, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet most women are not aware of the risk, the symptoms, or how to prevent heart disease from striking them.

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January 04, 2016

​To a Healthy New Year!

Preventing health problems before they occur is the least expensive and most effective way to protect yourself and your family from serious financial, emotional and physical stresses in the future.

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December 11, 2015

Cold or Flu and What to Do

This holiday season, deck the halls with boughs of holly…and don’t forget the tissues, hand sanitizers, pain relievers and chicken soup!

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November 12, 2015

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor should be following a series of best practices to treat you.

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October 14, 2015

The Story of WHIO 2005-2015 VIDEO

The story of WHIO's first ten years told by the people who were there.

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September 22, 2015

The Power of Big Data

In the 21st Century, in almost every area of society, analysis of Big Data is helping develop and accelerate improvements in quality and efficiency, but it wasn’t always so.

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August 10, 2015

​Understanding Biologic Drugs

Today, scientific advances have led to new drug therapies whose full benefits and risks are still unknown, but whose lifesaving potential offers hope for a new revolution in medical care.

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July 01, 2015

Not All Health Care is the Same: Variation in Quality

Not all health care is the same; some is better than others. That’s why it’s so important for patients and their families to play an active role in their own health care.

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June 13, 2015

Not All Health Care is the Same: Variation in Cost

A look at variation in health care costs and tips to avoid sticker shock

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May 06, 2015

Health Care Reform Pays to be Well

What does the term "Health Care Reform" really mean?

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April 10, 2015

MYHEALTHWI.ORG

WHIO introduces MyHealthWI.org, a consumer-oriented website designed to help patients and their families choose the health care that's right for them.

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