Health and Fitness

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]

Alzheimer’s disease: black Americans are hardest hit

October 4, 2018

As the aging population continues to grow, so will the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and worse yet, Blacks will be hit hardest. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and 1.1 million of them are Black Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as… [Read More]

Transitioning your workout from outdoor to indoor

September 27, 2018

By: Jasmine Danielle Well, that was fun. Summer is fleeting and the temperature is dropping. This means that you’re either prepping your cold weather gear for outdoor workouts or trying to figure out how to bring those workouts indoors. The best thing about warm weather is having a number of workout options, but when living… [Read More]

Relatives, friends can provide care to Family Care members through self-directed supports program

September 27, 2018

When Josephine Ivy has her hair brushed by her in-home personal care worker, it’s done with love. That’s because Ivy’s caregiver is her daughter, Unity Brown, who is a paid caregiver for her mother 22 hours a week. She does this through a Family Care program known as Self- Directed Supports, in which Family Care… [Read More]

Fall is coming! #ANewSeason: Week4 – eat healthy! (cont’d)

September 20, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Somewhere along the way, I realized that the new year doesn’t begin for me in January. The new and fresh has always come for me in the Fall. Ironically, as leaves are falling like rain, crunching beneath my feet with finality, I am vibrating with… [Read More]