Health and Fitness

The pain of loneliness (conclusion)

May 1, 2014

“…God will break the chains that bind his people…” – Isaiah 9:4a This month we have been addressing the topic of loneliness and the pain that is associated with it. All of us have felt loneliness at one time or another. Loneliness, as we use the term during this series, means unwanted physical or emotional… [Read More]

Three groups miss out on colon cancer survival gains, study says

April 17, 2014

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances Survival rates for white and Asian patients with advanced colon cancer have improved significantly, but the benefits haven’t extended to blacks and Hispanics, according to an American Cancer Society study. The researchers also found that survival rates for white patients aged 65 and older did… [Read More]

Get yourself talking and get yourself tested

April 17, 2014

By Tanya Atkinson, Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Education from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Did you know that young people account for 29 percent of all HIV diagnoses in Wisconsin? Or that an estimated 438 young people don’t even know they’re infected? During April- STD Awareness Month- young people are encouraged to learn… [Read More]

Report: Alzheimer’s strikes women harder than men

April 17, 2014

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance. That’s one of the key findings of a new report… [Read More]

C. albicans: The infamous fungus (part 2)

April 17, 2014

With health delivery in such chaos and uncertainty, we at Carter Drug Store suggest arming yourselves with the latest up-to- date information, which hopefully will prevent minor problems from escalating into major problems. You and your loved ones deserve the best treatment possible to survive in these difficult times. Candida Related Complex Mental-emotional symptoms occur…. [Read More]

Lead poisoning protection to the community

April 17, 2014

A program that is identifying and fixing up homes contaminated by lead reached out to neighbors of a Milwaukee Community. The Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program at the Social Development Commission took part Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Southside Organizing Committee’s Spring Maintenance and Home Improvement Fair. The daylong event was held at St…. [Read More]

‘Kidney Sundays’ reach African American faith communities during National Kidney Month

February 26, 2014

National Kidney Disease Education Program hosts third annual nationwide event About 6.2 million African American adults in the United States have signs of kidney disease – equal to the population of Tennessee. African Americans experience the highest rates of kidney failure – rates approximately 3.4 times greater than whites. Two major causes of kidney failure… [Read More]

5:2, how about you? (part 2) Talking Health with Dr. Carter

February 26, 2014

Longevity and intermittent fasting, is it right for you? With health delivery in such chaos and uncertainty, we at Carter Drug Store suggest arming yourselves with the latest up to date information, which hopefully will prevent minimum problems from escalating into major problems. You and your loved ones deserve the best treatment possible to survive… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee joins local health plans in hosting ‘Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health’

February 26, 2014

Mayor Barrett and Commissioner of Health welcome faith leaders for day of listening and collaborative discussion On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker greeted more than 70 area faith leaders for the Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health. Hosted by Community Connect Health Plan and Children’s Community Health… [Read More]

Premature ‘water breaking’ during pregnancy linked to bacteria

January 23, 2014

High levels of bacteria are associated with water breaking prematurely in pregnant women, a new study indicates. Researchers arrived at their findings by analyzing samples of amniotic sacs (fetal membranes) from 48 women after they gave birth. The report is published in the Jan. 8 online issue of the journal PLoS One. Nearly one-third of… [Read More]