Health and Fitness

Health Tips

April 6, 2013

Lower cholesterol Eating healthier can help lower your cholesterol. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions: • Cut back on fatty meats, processed meats, poultry with skin and full-fat dairy products. • Eat more foods rich in soluble fiber, such as legumes, fruits, oats, barley, flaxseed and whole grains. • Eat at least one meat-free meal… [Read More]

Vision 101: Local MDs answer questions about sight-threatening macular degeneration

March 26, 2013

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans age 50+. Although it affects white people more than blacks, a study in East Baltimore showed that AMD was the third leading cause of bilateral (both eyes) blindness in blacks after cataracts and glaucoma. Whatever the risk rate, it is important… [Read More]

Talking Health with Dr. Carter

March 22, 2013

Time to weigh in (part 3) In a fully functioning body, leptin sends signals to the brain that reduce hunger, increase fat burning, and reduce fat storage. Surprisingly, this hormone is produced by our fat (white adipose tissue). That’s right. That stuff we think we don’t want is not inert. Although it does serve as… [Read More]

Cancer rates dropping among black Americans

March 18, 2013

But they’re still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds A new report finds that cancer rates among blacks in the United States are on the decline, especially among black men, and the improvement may have saved almost 200,000 people from dying of the disease since the early 1990s.  Still, blacks… [Read More]

A parent’s job: Keeping kids healthy, happy and safe

January 10, 2013

By Dr. Culhane, Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare Today’s parents hold different philosophies on topics from discipline to education, but all parents can agree that they want to do everything possible to keep their children healthy, happy and safe. Though these are broad goals, there are very specific things that parents can do to… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists explain risks and treatment options for glaucoma

January 3, 2013

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., especially for African- Americans. In fact, black Americans have a 6-8 times higher risk of developing glaucoma than whites, and a recent study found that one in five black Americans age 75 and older has glaucoma. What exactly is glaucoma? It’s an… [Read More]

What are the top ten nutritional supplements for women?

January 3, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter  1. Multivitamin-mineral formula (MVM), supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. They go by many names, including multis and multiples or simply vitamins. The vitamins and minerals in MVMs have unique roles in the body. 2. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid,… [Read More]

What are the top ten nutritional supplements for women?

January 3, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter 1. Multivitamin-mineral formula (MVM), supplements contain a combination of vitamins and minerals, and sometimes other ingredients as well. They go by many names, including multis and multiples or simply vitamins. The vitamins and minerals in MVMs have unique roles in the body. 2. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid,… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists explain risks and treatment options for glaucoma

January 3, 2013

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., especially for African- Americans. In fact, black Americans have a 6-8 times higher risk of developing glaucoma than whites, and a recent study found that one in five black Americans age 75 and older has glaucoma. What exactly is glaucoma? It’s… [Read More]

AAA Wisconsin offers important winter driving reminders

December 27, 2012

With the first major winter storm having hit much of the state last week, AAA advises motorists to prepare themselves and their vehicles. Snow, wind and cold weather make driving conditions more difficult, especially during the first big storm of the season as well as for teen drivers. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel… [Read More]