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Summit Speaker Sounds Alarm on Opioid Abuse and Older Adults

Older people often overlooked in conversations about opioid addiction and overdose. 

Ageism - Ask Me About 7.5!

The latest news, information, and resources on ageism and our efforts to combat it.

Job Opening: Spanish Health Promotion Programs Coordinator

Spanish Health Promotion Programs Coordinator   Location:  Milwaukee. Must be willing to travel for meetings.   Summary: This 75%-80% FTE position will be dedicated to improving the health of adult Spanish-speaking populations around Wisconsin through the coordination of two evidence-based health promotion programs: Tomando Control de Su Salud (TCDSS) and Vivir Saludable con...

WIHA Debuts New Stepping On Video

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Falls are not a normal part of aging - seniors can take action to prevent falls.

Falls prevention advocate builds awareness -- and strength.

Strengthening body and building awareness make falls prevention a life-changing pursuit   Kathryn Bowen’s life gives her lots of reasons to stay on her toes – but caring for her granddaughter is the biggest one.  “Her toys are everywhere,” Kathryn admits with a wry chuckle.  “I really have to work to keep them picked up!”   Like many...

History of Falling Increases Crash Risk for Older Drivers

New partnership promotes safety and mobility by preventing falls   MADISON, Wisc. (Dec. 5, 2016) – A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that seniors and their families should view falls as a possible early indicator of risk behind the wheel. According to the research, older drivers with a history of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved...

Clear Answers are Key To Improving Health Outcomes

Have you ever been to the doctor ...    and left the office without any idea what he said?   Have you ever read the instructions on your prescription ...    and still not understood how to take it?  Have you ever avoided asking your doctor to repeat an instruction ...    because you were afraid she would question your memory?  Are...

WIHA Joins State and National Efforts to Battle Growing Falls Epidemic

Front row, left to right, Betsy Abramson (WIHA), Erin Parker (CDC), Kathryn Bowen (Peer Leader), Anne Hvizdak (WI-DHS), Shannon Myers (WIHA).  Back row, left to right: Chuck Warzecha (WI-DHS), State Senator Luther Olsen (14th District), Becky Turpin (UW-Health), Dr. Kathleen Walsh (UW School of Medicine), Hilary Eiring (CDC) WIHA joined state and national partners...

Stepping On. A Few Small Steps. A Great Big Difference.

It can happen in a dimly lit hall, or on an icy driveway – places where anyone, any age, might miss a step or lose traction. Suddenly, the ground under your feet disappears, and for a few heart-stopping moments the world is spinning as you fall. Seconds later you land, and realize the pain you feel means something is really wrong - and you don't have a way to get help.   April...