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Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 24, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Ascension Healthcare hosts Community Conversations in Milwaukee

January 17, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Ascension Healthcare hosted four Community Conversations in Milwaukee. The sessions were held within two days, with each day hosting two sessions. The sessions on Jan. 8 were held at St. Joseph’s, located at 5000 W. Chambers St., and the other two were held on Jan. 9… [Read More]

Keeping New Year’s Resolution: Here’s how to get more done in the gym in less time

January 17, 2019

Getting into a fitness routine is hard enough on its own. Your hectic schedule with work, kids, and maybe even a social life can tempt you to put your fitness on a back burner for good. It’s no wonder why skipping your gym session is so tempting, when making it to the gym can take… [Read More]

Five healthy New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

December 27, 2018

Setting a New Year’s resolution is the easy part—it’s sticking to one that is actually hard. Experts agree that people make resolutions with the best of intentions, but often inadvertently set themselves up for failure. “Change is hard. We are creatures of habit,” said June Kloubec, Ph.D., a professor in the department of nutrition and… [Read More]

Diabetes and your feet: What you must know

December 27, 2018

There is no doubt that diabetes is a global epidemic of epic proportions–especially among people of color. Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose. According to the Center for Disease Control, 13.2 percent and 12.2 percent of African Americans women and men respectively worldwide have the second highest incidence of diabetes. American Indians lead among… [Read More]

What Obamacare ruling could mean for your health care

December 20, 2018

A federal judge’s ruling late Friday, December 14, 2018, striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety has stoked anxiety among millions of Americans who rely on subsidized health insurance and millions more who have pre-existing conditions. Even if you don’t have an Obamacare health plan, experts say there are far-reaching implications for… [Read More]

Watch out on winter roads

December 20, 2018

Here in Milwaukee, the arrival of cold weather also brings the opportunity for snow and ice. We must be cautious while on the roads all of the time, but especially during winter as icy roads can increase the likelihood of a vehicle losing control. Keep these tips in mind to make your trek on icy… [Read More]

Five reasons you may be low on energy

December 13, 2018

Long days at work combined with trying to maintain a social life or family time can require much more energy than you know. Having consistent energy to do your daily activities is always the goal, but it may not always be the reality for you. If your energy is consistently on ‘E’, check out the… [Read More]

Access to care a responsibility of us all

December 6, 2018

Op-Ed submitted by: Reggie Newson Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Wisconsin Enrollment in HealthCare.gov, the website showcasing Wisconsin’s health insurance exchanges, is down this year when compared to last year. As of November 24, there were 62,150 individuals who had selected plans, compared to 78,269 at this time last year. Wisconsinites who do not have health… [Read More]

Managing your diabetes during the holidays

December 6, 2018

One of the toughest times of year for any diabetic to face is the holidays! With all the cookies, treats, rich foods, and drinks, the carbs and sugars can easily sneak into your diet and send your blood sugars soaring. You have to be more prepared to manage your diabetes during the holidays than anytime… [Read More]