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Health & Wellness

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

Get off the Couch

By Sean P. Johnson To paraphrase the late George Harrison: it’s been a long, cold Wisconsin winter. It looks like it’s sticking around, too. Howard Porter knows how tough that can be on people. It’s easy, he says, to stay inside, stay on the couch and wait for spring to finally show up. The problem READ MORE

Keeping Fit After 40

Creativity and Practicality Keys to Keeping a Fitness Regimen By Sean P. Johnson Jenny Tovar admits it would be easy to skip her regular workout at the Fox West YMCA on those days she just doesn’t feel up to it. In her 20s and 30s, she might have even done so, knowing she would make READ MORE

Living on the Spectrum

Misconceptions about raising children with autism. April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day. Nationally, autism affects approximately one out of every 110 children born today and government statistics suggest the prevalence rate is increasing 10–17 percent annually. In the Fox Valley region, there are several families who are living with autism. Three of these families READ MORE

Modern Medicine

This month, we bring to you the medical marvels making a marked impact in our community one patient, program or surgery at a time. Hypothermia Saving Lives Russell Sova remembers eating lunch with his family on August 4, 2010. Suddenly it’s a day later and the 66-year-old Kaukauna man is lying in a hospital bed READ MORE

The Figure of Fifty

Fox Citians face 50 feeling mentally, physically and emotionally fit. The popular saying is “over the hill” but the sudden new challenges many 50-year-olds face make the incline much steeper. Celebrating the big “five-oh” brings with it a mix of physical, mental and emotional elements. As we learn from some Fox Citians, fifty isn’t always READ MORE

Shifting Gears

Outdoor cycling is a fun summer sport that is good for the human race. Be it camaraderie, confidence or competition, biking has serious perks. An activity fit for teenagers, grandparents and avid racers alike, it’s the recreation that keeps most cyclists riding. And there are health benefits, too. The cardiovascular exercise builds muscular endurance, strengthens READ MORE

The Season for Skin Care

From broad-spectrum sunscreens to laser removal for hair, spider veins and tattoos, we bring to light the truth about the sun’s damaging effects and how to make your skin look its best. Skin Cancer Risks & Prevention Chris Borelli, 42, of Appleton is no stranger to the great outdoors. As a city of Appleton arborist, READ MORE