The Chippewa Valley's Most Popular Baby Names of 2019

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

Tom Giffey

Confession time: When my wife was carrying our first child, I didn’t ease my pre-parental anxiety by absorbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting or some similar advice book. Instead, I read a ...

Talking With Your Teenagers About Vaping

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Mayo Clinic Health System

Vaping is used to describe the act of using an electronic cigarette. It’s popular with teens, as nearly 1 in 5 report vaping in the past ...

A To-Do List to Get Your Family Outside

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

by Mandy Runge

Winter is so pretty. So Pretty. It is also cold, and long, and cold. If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love winter right up ...

6 Sensible Tips for Healthy Family Living

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Susan Krahn

As we start a new year, you might make a resolution to lose weight. If you are a parent, you might be asking yourself, “How will I fit a diet and exercise into ...

Staying Safe During Extreme Cold

Fri. Jan. 10th, 2020

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Last winter, 75 people died from exposure to cold across Wisconsin. The number of deaths was 36% higher than average over the past few winters, likely due to the ...

Top 5 Reasons to Get a Checkup in 2020

Fri. Jan. 3rd, 2020

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Want to make 2020 your healthiest year ever? It’s time to think about your health goals for the New Year.Eating healthy, exercising and making time for self-care might be on your ...

Close-Knit Care

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Rachel Pierce

From newborn babies to the grown-ups who care for them, Rachel Pierce, family nurse practitioner for Oakleaf Clinics ...

Health at Every Stage

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Katie Udenberg

You might have seen the slick new building rising in Altoona’s River Prairie, all glass panels and modern brick. This is the new Prevea Altoona Medical Office Building, (3119 Woodman Drive) where families will ...

Family Practice, Family Health

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Pam Stucky-LaGuardia

Achy backs, necks, and heads often drive ailing adults to the chiropractor, but according to Dr. Pam Stucky-LaGuardia, spinal adjustment should be a ...

Fighting Indoor Allergies

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Adela Taylor

Many people who suffer from seasonal allergies find relief as the weather cools and the first frost of autumn arrives. However, others struggle year-round with symptoms because they suffer from ...

Your Pregnancy, Your Path

Fri. Nov. 8th, 2019

Teri Gjerseth

Once health and safety have been ensured, first and foremost on Teri Gjerseth’s mind is giving women a choice in their prenatal care. A Certified Nurse Midwife, Teri is ...

Learn to Plan for Your Kids’ College Costs

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

V1 Staff

Planning for college can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire presents “Planning for College: A Financial Strategies Workshop” on ...

How to Decode Coughs & Sneezes

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

It’s that time of the year when we see and hear more people coughing and sneezing. Parents may wonder what illness has made their child feel unwell. The common cold, influenza, and whooping cough (pertussis) share some ...

Some Things Aren’t Meant to Be Shared

Thu. Nov. 7th, 2019

Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Are you planning a holiday gathering at your home this season? Make sure to lock up your prescription medication and store out of sight! Rates of prescription medication misuse, accidental ...

7 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Mon. Nov. 4th, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

The “most wonderful time of the year,” can often feel like the most stressful time of the year. With all the cooking, decorating, shopping, traveling, and ...

Autumn Treat: Apple Pie Taquitos

Thu. Sep. 26th, 2019

V1 Staff

Are you looking for something new to make this autumn? Something that isn’t the same old apple pie, cake, or bars? Well, prepare to be inspired ...

Simple Steps to Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

Mon. Jul. 8th, 2019

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D.

While winter's beauty is lovely, Wisconsin really shines in the summer. Spending time outdoors creates family memories as you enjoy farmers markets or county fairs, spending time on the water ...

At Home, at Play, and out and About – Handwashing Is Essential

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Allison Gosbin

Germs are everywhere! They are in the house, at the playground, at a friend’s house, the grocery store, the mall, the park, the fair, the lake, the pool … everywhere! Germs can get onto your hands and items you touch throughout the day. Many of these germs cause ...

Divorce and Kids: Navigating Difficult Waters

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Jim Catlin

Divorcing parents sometimes lose sight of their kids’ needs because they get completely overwhelmed with their own emotional turmoil, their disagreements and war with each other, and their concerns about the future. Parents don’t intentionally ...

Open Your Eyes to How Much Sleep Your Kids Need

Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

V1 Staff

The end of the school year and the arrival of summer vacation often mean a change in sleep schedules. HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital’s accredited sleep disorders center has tips to keep the kids fully rested during ...

E-Cigarettes: Talk About the Risks

Mon. Jul. 1st, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

In recent years, e-cigarette use by youth and young adults has increased at an alarming rate. The U.S. Surgeon General declared e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic, with rates increasing 78 percent from 2017 to 2018. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows one in five ...

Why Your Child Should See the Dentist by Age 1

Mon. Jul. 1st, 2019

Jen Wennerberg

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly encourage that children have their first dental visit by one year of age. Early prevention of cavities is the goal. To accomplish this, parents need to understand ...

When to Worry About Kids’ Weight

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Alyssa Van Duyse

Every day, in doctors’ offices throughout the country, parents hear the dreaded words: Your child is overweight.

How to Start Saving with Share Certificates

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Kassandra Timm

The term “share certificates” may not sound familiar but “certificates of deposit” might. Staples in the financial industry, these two are commonly mistaken for one another. So what’s the difference between the two?

Confronting Mental Illness

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Cassandra Kyser

Half of all mental illnesses occur before the age of 14. And sadly, suicide is the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24.

A Weighty Decision

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Jim Catlin

Imagine yourself in the following situation: You see something disturbing but you don’t want to get someone’s child taken away.

4 Fun & Easy Tips for a Healthy Summer

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Summer is almost here! That means more time outdoors enjoying the lake, park or pool, or just hanging out in the backyard.

Learn & Grow at the Farmers Market

Thu. May. 9th, 2019

Lauren Fisher

Farmers markets all over the Chippewa Valley burst into action in the late spring, and with them come some of the best opportunities for young people to learn new, practical skills that will get them far in life.

6 Tips for Eating Heart Healthy Family Food

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

A heart healthy lifestyle starts with healthy food choices, but that’s easier said than done when your cravings for sugar, salt, and high-fat foods don’t go away.

Iron Chef, Wisconsin Style

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2019

Pam Powers

The winning team members at this year’s UW-Stout Recipe for Excellence competition Thursday, Feb. 14, brought a little bit of Luck with them – literally.

Safe Drug Disposal Can Save Lives

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2019

Sarah Dillivan-Pospisil

In Eau Claire County, 1 in 4 high school students reported prescription are easy to get without permission. They said they were able to get these prescriptions from friends ...

House Rules: How to create them and how they help

Thu. Jan. 10th, 2019

Jim Catlin

Separately ask each of your kids to write down what they believe the rules are and what happens when they’re followed or not followed. Then compare those with what you desire – it will be immediately obvious.