Health and Fitness

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]

Three healthy ways to get the most out of your trips

September 20, 2018

Whether you are planning a local staycation, cross-country family getaway, or even an international excursion, for most Americans the summer and holiday months are full of travel. In fact more than half of Americans report that they intend to vacation in July, followed in quantity by August, June and September. With so many of us… [Read More]

Six ways to boost your energy without caffeine

September 13, 2018

Just can’t say no to Starbucks? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this caffeinated battle. According to a research study, more than 85 percent of American adults consume some form of caffeine daily, with 164 mg a day being the average. Furthermore, at least 68 million Americans drink three cups of coffee every single day… [Read More]

Children and mental health: What can you do to help your child?

September 13, 2018

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Author, Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Global Nurse According to the Children’s Mental Health Report, mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. An estimated 17.1 million children have or have had a psychiatric disorder more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. This is… [Read More]

Healthy eyes for back to school

September 6, 2018

By Dr. Linda Chous Chief Eye Care Officer, United Healthcare Back-to-school season is in full swing and an ideal time to get your child’s eyes checked. Good eye health is important, in part because 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes. The American Optometric Association recommends that a child’s first comprehensive eye… [Read More]

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]