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Often life-or-death situations, emergencies are when patients need medical care most. Not all emergencies are avoidable, but there are measures you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a medical emergency.

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Northwest Wisconsin Emergency Departments accredited in clinical ultrasound

Accreditation by the Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program is given to programs that meet the high standards established by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

April 22, 2022

Hometown Health Blog

Tips for making safety part of your summer fun

With summer officially underway, everyone will be spending more time outdoors. No matter the activity, make sure you and your family know what it takes to stay safe. Check out these reminders.

Lori Schumacher PAC By Lori Schumacher May 31, 2023

Ouch! I've burned my hand on a hot pan — now what?

It’s easy to get a minor burn from a hot pan while cooking. Instead of relying on myths, like slathering butter on a burn, find out what you really should do. Hint: Save the butter for your toast.

Paul Horvath, M.D. By Paul Horvath May 16, 2023

Unexpected vacation ending leads to rare tumor discovery

After a family vacation, Izzy Iverson started having significant pain. Her family soon learned she would need surgery to remove a rare tumor in her chest called a teratoma.

May 15, 2023

A newborn's twist leads to emergency surgery

Parenting is full of twists and turns. Just ask Ellie Burkard's family. At 5 days old, she required emergency surgery to correct a twist in her intestine and restore blood supply.

April 24, 2023

You swallowed what? Parents' guide to keeping kids safe at home

Kids explore the world with all their senses, which can lead to injury. Use this guide to know what to do when kids do weird things with everyday items.

Jessie Wilburn, P.A.-C., M.S. By Jessie Wilburn March 31, 2023

Make this spring a safe one

Spring has sprung. And with warmer weather comes time outdoors after a long winter. Remember these safety tips as you resume yardwork and clear clutter with spring cleaning.

Sandy Dahl, P.A. By Sandy Dahl March 20, 2023

Tips for safe snow shoveling

Snow shoveling can be great winter exercise. But to avoid injury, it's important to do it correctly. Try these tips as you tackle snowy driveways and sidewalks.

Paul Horvath, M.D. By Paul Horvath March 10, 2023

Watch out for winter mishaps

Winter is beautiful, but it does come with risks. Take steps to prevent falls, hypothermia, frostbite and more so you can remain in good health and enjoy the splendor of the season.

Lori Schumacher PAC By Lori Schumacher December 8, 2022

Don't let unsafe toys spoil holiday fun

Buying toys for those special children in your life is a cherished part of the holidays. These tips can help you choose toys that are safe.

Paul Horvath, M.D. By Paul Horvath December 8, 2022

Neighborly compassion in Sarah's time of need

Sarah Wittrock found care, kindness and professionalism in her local Emergency Department following a domestic assault. She urges others in similar situations to seek the help they need.

November 14, 2022

Aim for safety in your tree stand

Each year, 3,000 to 4,000 people in the U.S. are injured after falling out of a tree stand. Get practical tips for hunting season prep and while climbing to lower the risk of a significant injury.

David Ciresi, M.D. By David Ciresi October 7, 2022

Cyclist changing gears after heart health scare

While preparing for a ride, Becky Brooks had stabbing chest pain. The cause was an aortic dissection, which can be fatal if not treated right away. Read how her heart team got her back on the road.

October 6, 2022