Author Archives: hmc_admin

Medications and Health Literacy

Posted on Jan 17, 2018 by

Medications are becoming harder to understand. With newer medications that are hard to pronounce, hard to take, and hard to pay for, education for patients is important to make sure the medications work. Many people don’t understand their medications because of age, race, education, or low income resulting in low health literacy. Talking with a […]

Community Issues: Community Solutions

Posted on Jan 1, 2018 by

Recently there have been many conversations about the impact of drug addiction in our community. It is healthy for our community to voice opinions, share ideas, seek solutions and work together to build a healthier place to live. The drug issue facing Manitowoc County is not one we face alone, many communities across the nation […]

Safe and Healthy Food Pantry Project: The Start of Something BIG

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 by

  Safe and Healthy Food Pantry Project: The Start of Something BIG Laura Apfelbeck, County Coordinator People who rely on food pantries may have a more difficult time eating healthfully, according to a recent article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Oct. 2016). The study examined the contents of bags distributed […]

Managed Grazing, by Molly Meyers, Gracierland Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 by

What is Managed Grazing? Managed grazing is a sustainable farming method in which animals graze through paddocks of high-quality pasture in controlled cycles of harvest, rest and regrowth. Moving animals from one paddock to¬†another rather than allowing access to the entire field gives the forage plants time to rest and rejuvenate, increasing long-term pasture production. […]