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Ascension St. Joseph continues work to improve health equity

April 18, 2019

New services and programs continue to be added at Ascension St. Joseph while Ascension Wisconsin continues to formulate a plan to improve the health of residents in the Sherman Park and West Burleigh Street neighborhoods. Over the last eight months, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through patient interviews, community conversations, a Community… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee Health Department partners with Ascension St. Joseph to open Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office

April 11, 2019

On Monday, April 8, 2019, Ascension Health in partnership with the City of Milwaukee Heath Department, hosted a grand opening of a new Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office at Ascension St. Joseph to help give more women and children access to the nutrition they need. WIC offers nutritious foods, nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion… [Read More]

‘All of Us’ program looks to break through health disparities with ground breaking genetic research

April 11, 2019

Recognizing the historical racial and gender imbalance in many medical trials, President Barrack Obama proposed during his 2015 State of the Union Address and Congress subsequently approved $215 million in funding for the National Institute of Health to collect and analyze anonymous health and genetic medical information. The project has been described as the “moon… [Read More]

Six ways to detox your body naturally

March 14, 2019

Many people associate detox diets and cleansing plans with juices, smoothies, and other strange concoctions that claim to rid the body of unhealthy substances and promote rapid weight loss. Those who follow detox plans also tout psychological benefits, such as more energy and rejuvenation. There are also colon cleanses and liver detox plans that claim… [Read More]

At 100: Independent and going strong

March 14, 2019

By Barbara Haig Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings may croon about 100 days and 100 nights, but a growing number of people are singing a sweeter song – 100 years. According to United Nations estimates, the world was home to nearly half a million centenarians (people age 100 and older) in 2015, more than four… [Read More]

Why are some women opting for total mastectomy as breast cancer prevention?

March 7, 2019

If you watch the hit TV show on Bravo, Married to Medicine, you should be all too familiar with the newest cast member to the show, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe. In a recent episode, the black occupational and preventive medicine doctor openly shared her journey to preventing breast cancer as her mother passed away from the… [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” initiatives

February 28, 2019

On February 21, 2019, Governor Tony Evers announced that his upcoming budget proposal will include a nearly $28 million investment in “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” initiatives aimed at improving women’s access to preventative care such as cancer screenings, health exams, and STI testing, supporting healthier pregnancies and births, and addressing racial disparities in maternal and… [Read More]

When facing stress or illnesses, seniors should stick to a protein-rich diet

February 21, 2019

Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health,… [Read More]

Trans-Professionals provides transportation and quality customer service

February 21, 2019

Kurt Mosley treats his clients like family. Mosley owns Trans-Professionals, which offers non-emergency medical transportation to doctor offices, dialysis, cancer care, adult day care and other appointments throughout southeast Wisconsin. Mosley, who also is the company’s CEO/Director of Operations, is passionate about making sure clients are treated with courtesy and respect. “For us, customer service… [Read More]

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]