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How to deal with four common pregnancy complications

August 10, 2018

By: Brooklyn White Being pregnant is a magical, glorious time for many women. You get to spend nearly a year bonding with yourself and your unborn child. Truthfully speaking though, not everyone has a flawless experience with pregnancy. When I went in for my first OBGYN appointment as an expectant mother, I was told that… [Read More]

Local Eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

August 2, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Suffering from summer night sweats? There could be more to it than you think

July 26, 2018

In the heat of the night, when your body’s temperature starts to rise and you seem to just soak up your sheets with sweat, you may chuck it off to too many covers being on your bed. But what if there was more to it than the obvious? Night sweats are medically referred to as… [Read More]

Separating growing pains from warning signs in kids

July 19, 2018

When your child trips on his shoes, does it signal a developmental disorder in the making? Interfering with classmates’ work might now be viewed as an early sign of trouble. More parents of young children are hearing surprising warnings these days from educators and doctors who say they are picking up on the subtler signs… [Read More]

Stock up on healthy foods this summer

July 12, 2018

We all usually eat whatever’s available at home. That’s why it’s important to control the foods you serve for meals and have on hand for snacks. Follow these basic guidelines to start eating healthier in your home. Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of at least 5 servings a… [Read More]

Women, here are four tips for summer safety!

July 5, 2018

By: Brittany Wright B.A. in Creative writing and English – University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana In the midst of multiple rap beefs and presidential buffoonery, something very ugly is happening in Chicago and no one is talking about it. Over the last few months and weeks, there have been a string of terrifying kidnappings and mutilations… [Read More]

Calm parents can help calm kids with ADHD

June 28, 2018

Awareness about and diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in minority populations in the United States has increased over the past decade. The higher numbers diagnosed likely are the result of more widespread attention to signs, symptoms, and diagnosis. As a result, ADHD has been increasingly recognized among African Americans. As challenging as it… [Read More]

Milwaukee County Department on Aging offers advice for extreme summer heat

June 28, 2018

During the summer months, staying hydrated is more important than ever, especially during heat waves. The reason for this is simple: Dehydration diminishes your ability to regulate temperature, and thus, your risk of developing a heat illness rises dramatically. Heat illnesses are of special concern to senior citizens, because older adults are much more affected… [Read More]

Ten staggering stats show how mental health care fails people of color

June 21, 2018

Nearly one in five American adults will deal with a mental health issue in a given year. While research and advocacy have come a long way when it comes to mental health, there’s still one area that is highly under-addressed: How mental illness affects people of color. There has been some progress in recent years… [Read More]

Untied Healthcare and Housing Authority host ‘Baby Box Community Baby Shower’

June 14, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), United Healthcare, and Baby Box, Co. presented the “Baby Box Community Baby Shower,” at the Cherry Court Apartments, 1525 N. 24th Street. The event featured workshops on safe sleeping, car seat safety, baby care, parenting, and breastfeeding. There were also opportunities… [Read More]