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SPARK! programs offer cultural opportunities and dignity to those with memory loss When Hortonville resident Jean Orbison first began attending SPARK! programs with her husband, Tom, his dementia wasn’t as progressed as it is today. At 93 years old, Tom now spends much of his time at home sleeping and no longer initiates conversations. But READ MORE

Independent Living for Adults with Autism

Adults living with autism experience distinct challenges as they age out of youth support programs “If you’ve met one person with autism, then you’ve met one person with autism.” This phrase is said often within the Autism Spectrum Disorder community, often with a knowing smile from both the speaker and listener. The middle word in READ MORE

Mind & Body Wellness

Posted on Dec. 1, 2020 by Cody Wiesner

Integrative therapies complement conventional health care practices According to a recent survey from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly one-third of Americans use health care approaches that fall outside of conventional medical care.  In the past, this was known as “alternative medicine,” a term that encompassed a variety of practices including prescribing READ MORE

Two Different Worlds

Fox Valley hospitals navigate a new era of health care amid COVID-19 pandemic  The global pandemic has affected nearly every facet of life, including the way health care is administered and accessed. Hospitals and clinics are now grappling with the devastating impacts of COVID-19, while still providing essential care to their communities.  In March, hospitals READ MORE

Filling the Gap 

Nurse practitioners increase health care access for patients in Northeast Wisconsin  Five years ago, Anna Frederickson of Kaukauna had a change in her family’s insurance coverage. No longer able to afford the family plan insurance premiums, Frederickson was referred to Rachael Cabral-Guevara, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with Nurse Practitioner Health Services (NPHS) in Appleton. READ MORE

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