Health and Fitness

Get healthy with probiotics (part 3)

January 15, 2014

Probiotics…for life! Probiotics are beneficial microbes that live in our intestines. Coming from the Greek, meaning “for life”, the term probiotic was likely coined as a witty response to the word antibiotic. The therapeutic use of probiotics began when the benefits of “probiotic therapy” after a course of antibiotic therapy was recognized. Many people mistakenly… [Read More]

Five things you should know about diabetic eye disease

November 14, 2013

Diabetes is reaching epidemic levels across all ages and races. Chances are you know (or are) one of the 25.8 million Americans with the disease. If so, take note. Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. It is now a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. And, if you are black, you have… [Read More]

Experts release landmark findings on blacks and hepatitis C

November 14, 2013

The National Medical Association (NMA) on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, released the much anticipated Consensus Panel Paper entitled: Hepatitis C: A Crisis in the African American Community. When faced with the startling facts on the burden of Hepatitis C (HCV) in the Black community, former NMA President Rahn K. Bailey, MD convened experts to make… [Read More]

Talking Health with Dr. Carter By Dr. Lester Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store 11/7/2013

November 14, 2013

Supplemental CoQ10 not only improves the quality of life, it also saves lives Coenzyme Q10 has been called the miracle nutrient of the 21st century. It has been shown to energize the body, strengthen the heart, revitalize the immune system, control periodontal disease, normalize blood pressure, overcome infertility, reverse the effects of aging, and more…. [Read More]

Black Health Coalition, Inc. hosts Affordable Care Act forum

November 12, 2013

In their continued effort to inform the community about the Affordable Care Act, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin Health held an ACA community forum on October 23, 2013. This forum was the first known Milwaukee event that allowed the community to hear directly from the four Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the Milwaukee Region for… [Read More]

Half of single young adults eligible for the Health Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less

November 12, 2013

A new report released Monday, October 28, 2013 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that nearly half (46 percent) of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less per month. “The health care law is… [Read More]

Screening and diagnosis: Mammogram, clinical breast exam, and other tests

November 12, 2013

Breast cancer screening looks for signs of cancer before a woman has symptoms. Screening can help find breast cancer early, when the chance of successful treatment is best. Two tests are commonly used to screen for breast cancer:  Mammogram. A low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts to look for changes that are not normal. Check… [Read More]

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]