Health and Fitness

A healthy start back to school

August 31, 2018

Back to school is a great time for resolutions and fresh starts. With a little preparation and minimal effort, it is possible to set the stage for a healthy year. Here are some small steps that will get you moving in the right direction. Pack healthy school lunches Despite recent nutrition guidelines, school lunches are… [Read More]

Obesity warps the shape and function of young hearts

August 31, 2018

When it comes to your health, bigger isn’t always better. In the Black community, we love our hips, curves and extra junk in the trunk. It’s naturally on us and beautifully a part of our genetic make-up. However, when is it too much? What is the cutoff point of excess weight? In the eyes of… [Read More]

Ascension St. Joseph Campus – community engagement making positive progress

August 23, 2018

Ascension Wisconsin hosted a meeting on August 6, 2018 to discuss the future of Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St. Joseph Campus with neighborhood and community members, faith leaders, representatives from various community health and social services agencies, elected officials and potential partners. The meeting is part of a process Ascension Wisconsin has developed to… [Read More]

Get vaccinated. It could save your life

August 16, 2018

You may not know that you need vaccines throughout your lifetime. Vaccines are very important to your health. Here are a few reasons why you should get vaccinated. You may be at risk for serious diseases. Each year, thousands of people in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines…. [Read More]

Change your mindset to change your life!

August 16, 2018

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN As an oncology nurse for over 10 years, I have seen patients at their absolute worse. I have been in the room with patients where doctors have given them the prognosis of only months or weeks to live. Over the years this has given me such a grateful attitude toward… [Read More]

How to deal with four common pregnancy complications

August 10, 2018

By: Brooklyn White Being pregnant is a magical, glorious time for many women. You get to spend nearly a year bonding with yourself and your unborn child. Truthfully speaking though, not everyone has a flawless experience with pregnancy. When I went in for my first OBGYN appointment as an expectant mother, I was told that… [Read More]

Local Eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

August 2, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Suffering from summer night sweats? There could be more to it than you think

July 26, 2018

In the heat of the night, when your body’s temperature starts to rise and you seem to just soak up your sheets with sweat, you may chuck it off to too many covers being on your bed. But what if there was more to it than the obvious? Night sweats are medically referred to as… [Read More]

Separating growing pains from warning signs in kids

July 19, 2018

When your child trips on his shoes, does it signal a developmental disorder in the making? Interfering with classmates’ work might now be viewed as an early sign of trouble. More parents of young children are hearing surprising warnings these days from educators and doctors who say they are picking up on the subtler signs… [Read More]

Stock up on healthy foods this summer

July 12, 2018

We all usually eat whatever’s available at home. That’s why it’s important to control the foods you serve for meals and have on hand for snacks. Follow these basic guidelines to start eating healthier in your home. Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of at least 5 servings a… [Read More]