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Central students learn effects of unhealthy decisions

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW)—Students at Central High School have an alternative Health Education class.

Gundersen Health System and the UW- La Crosse Health Department teamed up to present an initiative called “Decisions Your Life Could Depend On” to high school health classes.

Residents from Gundersen and UW-L students led the discussion which focused on four potential problems high school students may face: obesity, tobacco use, drinking, and drugs.

The group also touches on subjects such as e-cigarettes and an increasing concern within the La Crosse community—heroin addiction.

The discussion focused on how the decisions students make today could potentially affect their lives forever.

Dr. Steve Pearson, physician at Gundersen said,” One of the things we need to do to try to prevent disease is to educate the younger generation, and that’s what we’re trying to do in these health classes.”

The group also has a presence in Logan High School and hopes to reach out to other high schools in the surrounding area.

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