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Four ways to make dining out better for your body

April 19, 2018

Eating out is a convenient way to get quick delicious meals. Whether you are visiting a fast food joint or a sit-down restaurant, you are presented with a variety of food options. But what happens when those food options have a negative effect on your health? A study reports that Americans consume 200 more calories… [Read More]

Stay on top of your health with a checkup

April 12, 2018

Checkups are a way to make sure you stay healthy. Going to the doctor is important, even if you don’t feel sick. Adults and kids 3 years of age and older should see their Primary Care Provider (PCP) once a year. PCPs are the main health care professionals who take care of you. Kids under… [Read More]

‘Strong black man’ hurts black men with mental health issues

April 12, 2018

To be African American, male, and mentally ill is to face a particular cultural medical challenge. Emotional vulnerability is a prerequisite for good mental health – and admitting feelings of fear, pain, sadness, or panic is a condition for the diagnosis of a mental disorder. Yet many African American men are brought up in a… [Read More]

Spring cleaning safety tips for seniors

April 12, 2018

With the spring season officially underway, we all know what that means: it’s time to do some spring cleaning! This is a great time of year to get organized, especially after spending the chilly winter months indoors, but the key focus when spring cleaning is safety. If you’re wondering how you can go about completing… [Read More]

Could traditional black family ideals be promoting obesity?

April 5, 2018

By: Brandon Herring Weight has pretty much always been a struggle for me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the chubby kid and even throughout my teenage years I was always the big guy. Fortunately enough for me, I was never teased because of my weight so I didn’t… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week One)

March 29, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th For the month of April, this writer will bring awareness to autism. Recently a co-worker shared with me that her grandson had been recently diagnosed with autism. Her grandson is 2-1/2 years old, but my co-worker admitted she noticed developmental delays beginning much earlier. She… [Read More]

President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients announced

March 29, 2018

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) selected four individuals who received the President’s Diversity and Inclusion Award at a special luncheon on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Andrew Petroll, MD, associate professor of medicine and psychiatry; B. Ulysses Li, MD, professor of pediatrics (gastroenterology); Geneva Johnson; and Sebastian Ssempijja, Ph.D, CEO and clinic director of the… [Read More]

Why are there disparities in breast cancer among Black women?

March 29, 2018

Unfortunately, we see significant disparities in breast cancer between African American women and white American women. Breast cancer death rates are approximately 40 percent higher in the African American community compared to the White community. Some of this is related to socioeconomic disadvantages that are more prevalent among African Americans, such as higher poverty rates… [Read More]

Four easy ways to tell if you’re depressed

March 29, 2018

Sometimes the signs aren’t always clear. If you find yourself feeling a sudden heavy emotion in stressful situations from time to time, you may not be suffering from depression. However, if you find yourself feeling low, down, or sad continuously over a period of time (2-3 weeks), you may want to start seeking help. But… [Read More]

Ten shocking facts you didn’t know about your Backwoods and Swisher Sweets

March 22, 2018

By Tia Muhammad As my brother lit one up on a Sunday evening, I couldn’t help but wonder what he was truly inhaling into his body. As a long-time medical and personal marijuana user, I assumed he knew– he didn’t. You see, he had a ritual. He would find his plastic baggy, turn on his… [Read More]