Health and Fitness

World AIDS Day: Why are Blacks still suffering disproportionately from AIDS?

November 29, 2018

World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been afflicting our country for more than three decades and is a disease… [Read More]

Are you at risk for losing your sight to diabetes?

November 22, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 30+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. Without proper precautions, it can… [Read More]

Speak up, speak out! Nine ways to advocate for your needs at the doctor

November 15, 2018

As she has shared, tennis legend Serena Williams faced life-threatening complications while giving birth to her baby girl Olympia last year. If it weren’t for Serena speaking up and pushing for doctors to listen to her, she may not have survived. Her story offers a perfect example of how important it is for us to… [Read More]

Concussions worse for Black youth

November 8, 2018

While there has been much attention in regards to concussions in pro-athletes, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and recreation-related injuries that included… [Read More]

Sleep apnea often missed in Black Americans

November 1, 2018

Sleep apnea is common — but rarely diagnosed — among Black Americans, researchers say. The new study included 852 Black men and women, average age 63, in Jackson, MS, who were participants in the Jackson Heart Sleep Study. The investigators found that 24 percent of the study participants had moderate or severe sleep apnea, but… [Read More]

Earwax, of all things, poses unrecognized risk in long-term care of seniors

October 25, 2018

Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious. Don’t laugh. That greasy, often gross, buildup occurs more often in older ears than those of the young, experts say. And when it goes unrecognized, it can pose serious problems, especially for the 2.2 million people who live in U.S…. [Read More]

Warning–don’t use bleach to treat athlete’s foot

October 25, 2018

Not every home remedy we get is good or safe. The advice to use bleach on athlete’s foot should not be followed. There are much safer home remedy options. Q. I have heard about many different ways to treat athlete’s foot, but one that doesn’t get mentioned, the best one: BLEACH! On the rare occasion… [Read More]

Kohl’s donates more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society

October 18, 2018

On October 2, 2018, Kohl’s announced the donation of more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society over 1.5 years, to implement programming that improves the health and wellness of Milwaukee-area families through the Kohl’s Healthy Families program and continues Kohl’s ongoing support of the fight against cancer. The grant funds the launch of… [Read More]

What you need to know about sickle cell disease

October 11, 2018

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that’s passed down from parents to their kids. Babies are born with sickle cell disease when they inherit 2 abnormal genes (one from each parent). These genes cause the body’s red blood cells to change shape. What sickle cell disease does to the blood Instead of moving through… [Read More]

Choosing the best assisted living facility for your loved one

October 11, 2018

With the array of assisted living facilities available throughout the United States, the sheer amount of choices can seem overwhelming; however, making the right choice is made easier when you start the search prepared. Think of the process in three steps: • Decide what you need • Find locations that match your needs • Evaluate… [Read More]