Health and Fitness

Talking Health with Dr. Carter By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store 11/12/13

November 12, 2013

Healthy blood pressure (part 5) Heart disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for all Americans age 35 and older. This means men and women among all racial and ethnic groups. According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 600,000 people died of heart disease in 2008, 25 percent of all deaths…. [Read More]

Health tip: Do you need frequent cholesterol screenings?

October 21, 2013

High cholesterol increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says current guidelines recommend that adults 20 or older be screened every five years. But the agency says you may need more frequent cholesterol screenings if: • You are a woman 50 or older, or a man… [Read More]

Free puppet show at the Domes focuses on lead-poisoning prevention

October 21, 2013

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 20-26 Lead-poisoning prevention is the message of a free puppet show being presented by the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC) Lead Outreach Program, Monday, Oct 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the Mitchell Park Domes. The puppet show is part of a “free admission morning” for Milwaukee County residents…. [Read More]

Scientists gain genetic insight into Alzheimer’s disease

October 21, 2013

Study of mice builds on landmark findings from 1990s, researcher says   Researchers who identified two more gene mutations that increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease say their findings from studies with mice may help in efforts to prevent and treat the disease in humans. The rare mutations occur in a gene… [Read More]

Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin to host Affordable Care Act (ACA) community forum

October 21, 2013

In their continued effort to provide key information to the community regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) will be hosting another community forum on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at BHCW, 3020 W. Vliet Street. The event is free and open to the public…. [Read More]

Healthy blood pressure (part 3)

October 21, 2013

Heart disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for all Americans age 35 and older. This means men and women among all racial and ethnic groups. According the Centers for Disease Control, over 600,000 people died of heart disease in 2008, 25 percent of all deaths. In other words, one in four… [Read More]

Psychological abuse is the first warning: Run, get out

October 10, 2013

By: Dee Louis-Scott Psychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 95 percent of men who physically abuse their intimate partners… [Read More]

Study says healthy eating benefits heart failure patients

October 10, 2013

Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks Healthy eating habits can significantly reduce high blood pressure and improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new study says. The study included patients, most in their 60s and 70s, who ate only meals that were prepared for them in the kitchen of the University… [Read More]

Talking Health with Dr. Carter Healthy blood pressure (part 2)

October 10, 2013

Heart disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for all Americans age 35 and older. This means men and women among all racial and ethnic groups. According the Centers for Disease Control, over 600,000 people died of heart disease in 2008, 25 percent of all deaths. In other words, one in four… [Read More]

Breast-feeding may pass good bacteria from mom to baby

October 3, 2013

Breast milk delivers beneficial bacteria from a mother’s gut to her baby’s digestive system, according to a new study. Swiss researchers found the same strains of several types of beneficial bacteria in breast milk and in mothers’ and babies’ feces. Strains found in breast milk may help establish a critical nutritional balance in the baby’s… [Read More]