Health Check: A Prescription for a Healthier Milwaukee

We walk, we drink, we are Milwaukeeans.

Lay off the sauce. Keep up those car-free commutes. Clean up the air. And visit farmers markets, as we’ve got plenty of them!

Here’s a prescription for a healthier Milwaukee, based on where we are, and where we should be.


Illustration by Evan Hughes.
Illustration by Evan Hughes.

‘Health Check’ appears in Milwaukee Health, a special issue from Milwaukee Magazine.

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Tom Tolan is managing editor at Milwaukee Magazine, where he's worked since January 2016. He spent 24 years at The Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a copy editor, assistant metro editor and reporter. He lives in Shorewood.