Health and Fitness

American Heart Association hosts health fair and concert

April 26, 2018

The American Heart Association- Wisconsin held its annual “Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert,” on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Parklawn Assembly of God Church. The day-long event also gave members of the community free blood pressure screening and the opportunity to learn more about health issues directly affecting the local community. There were blood pressure… [Read More]

Invisible women: Maternal and infant mortality in women of color

April 26, 2018

By: Stacy Grundy, MPH, CHES Problem There is a silent epidemic that is taking the lives of women and children across our nation. According to the Central Intelligence Agency CIA, the United States (US) has the worst birth outcomes of any of the other developed countries. These adverse birth outcomes include rising maternal deaths, high… [Read More]

How to eat healthy in the hood

April 26, 2018

By: Gina Lathan Traditionally low-income communities have fewer full-service groceries stores that provide a large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean meats, and fish compared to more affluent communities. Yet the people who live in those communities have more access to fast food restaurants, corner stores and mini-markets that have an overabundance of high… [Read More]

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]