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Clowns vs. HDHPs

There’s no doubt about it, if you ask me—clowns are creepy. Over the past few months, they’ve been popping up in unsettling places around America. Along isolated country roads. In dark alleys. Hanging out in cemeteries. Social media sites have been filled with scary clown pictures. Twitter hashtags for #scaryclown, #killerclown, #creepyclown, and more have been all the rage. And Ronald McDonald is laying low.

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100 days of summer, 100 days of hope

100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.

 

Today, we welcome a guest blog from our friends at the American Red Cross.

On May 23, the American Red Cross kicked off its 100 Days of Summer; 100 Days of Hope summer appeal. The Red Cross is urging everyone to help people facing emergency situations this summer by giving blood, making a financial gift, or taking a lifesaving safety class. Red Cross wants to remind people that this summer is a time when they can give hope to those who are suffering.

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Melanoma in Wisconsin is on the rise

The American Academy of Dermatology has named May “Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Month.” Melanoma accounts for only 5% of all skin cancers, but it causes the most skin cancer deaths. During the last 30 years, new cases of melanoma have steadily increased with an estimated 76,100 cases expected in 2014. Of those 76,100, about 13%—or 10,000 cases—will turn fatal. Melanoma affects people of all races and, unlike many other skin cancers, impacts young and old alike.

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Seniors working out

National Senior Health & Fitness Day encourages an active life

Wednesday, May 28, is a day set aside to remind everyone that you can be active no matter your age. Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day® is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. This 21st annual event will see 100,000 older adults participating in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S.

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