HEALTH + WELLBEING

Governor’s Plan Would Boost Doula Pay

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In February, Gov. Tony Evers introduced his state budget, including an initiative called Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, which would provide funding for doulas to serve women of color as part of a wider effort to support black infant and maternal health.

Vulnerable Minds

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The 2018 Dane County Youth Assessment reported that 20.7 percent of all 7th to 12th-grade youth reported they had suicidal thoughts during the past 30 days. That was up from 12.3 percent in 2012.

Not Your Average Patient

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While rare overall, SCAD heart attacks occur more often in women and may account for a third of heart attacks in women 50 and older, according to the American College of Cardiology.

Insta-Purge

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Instead of making the annual pact to actually make use of your gym membership, why not challenge yourself to something even more difficult this year? Wean yourself from social media.

Figuring Out Fats

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There are two main types of fats: saturated and unsaturated. Natural sources of healthy fats include foods like olives, walnuts, flaxseed and grassfed meats.

D Is for Downsize

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Professional organizer Nicole Gruter says that the key to turning your personal space into a positive space is to organize, de-clutter and most importantly, downsize.