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Don’t let cataracts cloud your ability to see life to the fullest

June 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski African Americans have nearly twice the risk of developing cataracts than Caucasians. This is due in part to the higher incidence of diabetes in the black population (which increases the risk of developing cataracts) and to lack of treatment. Fortunately, vision loss due to cataracts is curable with one of the… [Read More]

Meet Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital Registered Nurse Twyla James

June 13, 2019

By Twyla James My name is Twyla James, MSN, RN, CNS and I have been working at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital for 32 years. My career allows me to provide for my family, while also giving back and treating people who may not return to the comfort of their own home. Attending Alverno College of… [Read More]

Aging in place: Growing old at home (part 2 of 2)

June 13, 2019

As we age, we and our loved ones are faced with challenges that can make the most simple of everyday tasks more difficult. But many long to stay in the homes that they have known all their lives. In this half of our two-part series we look at those concerned about staying in our homes… [Read More]

Alverno College, Ascension Wisconsin announce letter of intent for strategic alliance

June 6, 2019

Institutions seek to develop mission-driven workforce, deliver personalized care to all Alverno College and Ascension Wisconsin have signed a letter of intent to establish a strategic alliance to improve the health of the state’s residents, Alverno President Dr. Andrea Lee and Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive for Ascension Wisconsin, announced Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This… [Read More]

Aging in place: Growing old at home (part 1 of 2)

June 6, 2019

“The stairs are getting so hard to climb.” “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner.” “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home.” These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good… [Read More]

St. Ann Center honors three local supporters at ‘Hall of Friends Ceremony’

May 30, 2019

On Friday, May 17, 2019, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care added three new members to its Hall of Friends, during a ceremony at their Stein Campus, 2801 E. Morgan Ave. Those inducted were (pictured from left) McCarthy Grittinger Financial Groups founder John McCarthy, who spearheaded fundraising for the construction of the Bucyrus Campus; Milwaukee… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin identifies its top health priorities in Milwaukee

May 30, 2019

Over the last year, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through interviews with patients, individuals, community organizations, a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and community conversations. During this process, Ascension Wisconsin conducted: • 161 community interviews • 27 community stakeholder meetings • 7 community conversations with elected officials and residents Ascension Wisconsin held… [Read More]

How allowing our kids to express themselves can improve their mental wellness as adults

May 23, 2019

By: Dr. Nicole Washington board-certified psychiatrist “Stay out of grown folks’ business” “Speak when spoken to” “You’re too young to have an opinion” I am sure that many of you have either heard these words when you were a kid or have spoken them to your own children. Oftentimes in the Black community we don’t… [Read More]

Can your child develop multiple myeloma from toxins in your home furnishings?

May 23, 2019

Researchers have found, children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine. Children from homes that had vinyl flooring in all areas were found to have concentrations of benzyl butyl phthalate metabolite in their urine that were 15 times higher than… [Read More]

Five key ways to spring into a healthy lifestyle

May 16, 2019

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Spring is my favorite season of the year! It’s a time when the flowers bloom, the weather is warmer, and the grass is green and beautiful. Spring is also a time to focus on our health and wellness. This spring I want to share with you five keys ways to… [Read More]