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Friday, April 4, 2014

Parenting program available to those with children 12 months, younger - Juneau County

If you’re a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile Bluff can answer some of your questions.

What do I do if my child is choking?
How should I handle all of the advice others give me about parenting?
Should I communicate with my baby using sign-language?

To assist you during the first year of your baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during your child’s first 12 months of life.

The Hand-in-Hand program is held the second Monday of every month at 4:30 pm.  The next meeting will be Monday, April 14 and will focus on your baby's growth and development.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, or want to register for an upcoming session, call 608-847-1013.   

Health Fair April 10th - Juneau County

Reserve your spot at the upcoming health fair hosted by Mile Bluff Medical Center on Thursday, April 10.  Receive free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors are for developing heart disease and diabetes. In addition to these services, you will have the opportunity to receive a free hearing test; and cholesterol screenings will be available for a small fee. Appointments are required for all services, and are available from 7 to 11 am; hearing screenings are available from 8 to 11 am.  Call 608-847-1845 to reserve your spot today!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The 2nd Annual Walk for Autism will be held on Saturday, April 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Burt Morris Park in Adams.

This event is sponsored by North Star Services, Inc in collaboration with The Autism Spectrum Resource and Support Group, Adams County Promise Neighborhood and Wisconsin Family Ties. All proceeds from the Event will be deposited to the Community Spectrum Resource Fund at Grand Marsh State Bank and will benefit all persons in the Community on the Spectrum.

Any questions can be directed to: Kelly Malecki at 608-564-7174 or Heather Koch at 608-339-0987.

If you would like to be a sponsor or donor, please contact Lisa West at 608-339-7200.

Registration/donor forms are available at:
North Star Adult Daycare
Grand Marsh State Bank
A-F County Market
Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Adams Community Center

Free, discounted health screenings at Mile Bluff – New Lisbon Family Medical Center

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add a few more years to your life.

If you would like to learn some steps you can take to better control your wellness, be sure to attend the upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  The event will be held on Thursday, April 17 from 7 to 11 am.

Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes and heart disease with Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and win door prizes.

If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do so for $10. You also have the option to have a lipid profile worked up for only $20; this test requires 12 hours of fasting.

In addition to these services, a member from Mile Bluff’s audiology team will be available from 8 to 11 am to perform free hearing tests. They will be able to tell you of any specific risks you may have for developing hearing loss.

Once your tests are completed, Mile Bluff’s healthcare professionals will review your results with you, and will provide tips on how to reduce your risks for developing diabetes, heart disease and hearing loss. If areas of concern are found through these screenings, resources will be provided to help you with your needs, and all results will be sent to your primary care provider.

Insurance is not needed to take advantage of the benefits these health screenings have to offer. The information you receive from these tests, along with the educational tools you will be given, are important steps in positively impacting your health.  Appointments are required for all services, so call 608-562-3111 to reserve your spot today!

Attend the 8th Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk - Juneau County

Although we seem to be stuck in the winter that just won’t end, summer really isn’t too far off.  Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center wants to help you prepare for a season of outdoor activities by providing you with a fun event to get you out and active.  No matter your age or fitness level, you are invited to attend the 8th annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 10.  Parents are welcome to bring small children in strollers; and dogs on leashes can accompany their owners.
The event starts and finishes at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center, located at 28 Commerce Street across from the Lake Delton Wal-Mart.  The fun begins at 9:30 am with a free half-mile kids' run/walk for children up to age 12, followed by the 5k event at 10 am.  Refreshments will be provided for all participants, and everyone (including dogs) will have the chance to win some great door prizes! 
All adults, children and dogs must be registered.  Pre-registration is preferred, however you can sign up on-site the morning of the event.  All 5k participants who are registered by April 21 are guaranteed an event T-shirt.  After this early-bird deadline, items will be distributed as available.  The event fee for the 5k is $15 if registered by April 21; and $20 April 22 through the day of the event.  There is no cost for the half-mile event or for dogs to participate, however children’s shirts and dog bandanas can be purchased for $5 each.  These items will be guaranteed for those who register by April 21; and a limited number of them may also be available for purchase at the run/walk. 
Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Hope House.  By participating in the Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk, you’ll be a part of helping individuals who are impacted by domestic abuse, sexual assault and dating violence.
Plan to get a jump-start on your summer fitness, enjoy time with family and friends, and help a local charity in the process!  Come to the Delton Family Medical Center on Saturday, May 10 for the 8th annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk.  The event will be held rain or shine.
For information about the Delton Family Medical Center or for run/walk registration forms, check out the run/walk link at  If you’re interested in learning more about event sponsorship and donation opportunities, please call 608-254-5888.  For up-to-date information, find the event on Facebook; search 8th Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk.