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Hope on Horseback 

Posted on Aug. 1, 2019 by Zack Dion

Equine-assisted therapy breaks new ground in the Fox Cities  A common symptom of cerebral palsy is a lack of core strength, making it difficult for those diagnosed to balance when sitting. There are few activities and therapies showing fast progress in developing this strength. For the family of Daniel Thur, a 12-year-old diagnosed with cerebral READ MORE

Collaborative Care

Mental health service providers unite to tackle one of the community’s most pressing issues When we work together, we can do great things, but for one in five people who will be diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime – which, by the way, is more than 61,000 Fox Citians – there’s nothing scarier READ MORE

Learning Every Day 

Posted on Apr. 1, 2018 by Cody Wiesner

Creative memory loss therapies focus on mental stimulation, social engagement and artistic pursuits The Alzheimer’s Association reports that as of 2017, approximately 110,000 Wisconsin residents aged 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. For perspective, if everyone with Alzheimer’s lived in the same community, they’d make up more than half the Fox Cities, READ MORE

Bringing technology to teeth

Posted on Apr. 1, 2016 by Amy Hanson

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary. While it may not be a person’s favorite appointment to make, technology has made the experience effective, efficient and enjoyable while allowing patients the access they need to dental services. “The standard of care in dentistry keeps changing,” admits Dr. Elissa Edwards with Elite Smiles Dental READ MORE

Knowing your financial future

Posted on Dec. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

From finances to funerals, there are more details that fall under the umbrella of estate planning than one might imagine — or, even realize. In this story, FOX CITIES Magazine will take a look at this topic and break down the financial sector. “Typically, some life event (for example job change, divorce or death) is READ MORE

Healing hounds

Posted on Oct. 2, 2015 by Amy Hanson

Joy, fear, sadness. These are just a few of the emotions that dogs seem to be able to sense from their human companions. Their ability to notice what’s right or wrong and bring the perfect reaction makes them a logical fit to help in a variety of settings. Registered therapy animals, in this case dogs, READ MORE

Diagnosing new innovations

Posted on Apr. 1, 2015 by Amy Hanson

Health care providers bring medical advances to Fox Valley Advances in medicine are happening every day and making an impact around the world. Changes in health care in the Fox Valley are no exception. Affinity Health System, ThedaCare and Aurora Health Care are all contributing to the evolution locally. Affinity Health System On Jan. 10, READ MORE

Slide into snowshoes this winter

With temperatures dropping and fresh snow blanketing the ground, it may appear that exercising outside must be halted until spring. However, with a few extra layers, you can stay active by participating in the multitude of snowshoeing events offered this winter. At 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna, the Moonlight Snowshoe Hike on Feb. 13 READ MORE

SPARK! benefits individuals with memory loss

Dementia doesn’t have to be a barrier to experiencing the arts. Caregivers and individuals living with memory loss can now experience programming in the Fox Cities that opens doors to “engage in lively discussions, art making and multi-sensory activities,” explains The Trout Museum of Art’s website. “I like to describe SPARK! as an opportunity,” says READ MORE

Navigating Through Cancer

Area resources assist patients, families By Amy Hanson Shock. Anxiety. Disbelief. Depression. A cancer diagnosis can lead to a flurry of emotions. Kimberly Demeny is all too familiar with those feelings. Her husband, Michael Hermes, lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 14, 2012. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 1992 and beating it, READ MORE