Health and Fitness

Where are they now: New Year resolutions, let’s get back to them!

March 15, 2018

We’re three months into the new year and if you’ve already given up on achieving your new year resolutions, don’t worry- you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, according to U.S. News, 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second week of February, so it’s pretty rare that the odds are in your favor,… [Read More]

Veteran’s Association looking for participants in new Alzheimer’s study

March 8, 2018

Dr. Cindy Carlsson, a geriatrics provider at the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital and a researcher in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Madison, is seeking volunteers for an 18-month study on Alzheimer’s disease. Participants must meet all of the following requirements: • Be a veteran eligible for VA services • Possess normal memory… [Read More]

PrEP not reaching those who could potentially benefit from it the most

March 8, 2018

A new CDC study suggests that only a small percentage of Americans who could potentially benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill for HIV prevention, have been prescribed it. In the first detailed analysis by race and by risk group, CDC researchers found while two-thirds of those who could potentially benefit from PrEP are… [Read More]

Avoid the emergency room for dental problems

March 2, 2018

Most people think chest or stomach pain, a sprain or broken bones, upper respiratory infections, cuts, back pain, skin infections or severe headaches are good reasons to visit the ER. But did you know that one of the most common reasons people end up in the ER is for dental pain? One of the main… [Read More]

Columbia St. Mary’s hosts ‘Be of Good Heart’ luncheon to launch new initiative

March 2, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, 2301 North Lake Dr., Ascension Healthcare and Columbia St. Mary’s hosted the launch of their new heart health initiative, “Be of Good Heart.” The program goal is to reach 2,000 African Americans to improve heart health and empower our community to be heart smart. The… [Read More]

MLK Heritage Health Center Now Offers Mammograms and Cancer Screening for Uninsured Women

March 2, 2018

Parents: Protect Your Kids – Get Lead Safe in 3!

March 2, 2018

IndependenceFirst Caregivers Are Your Trusted Resource

March 2, 2018

Trump’s First Legislative Effort Fails as G.O.P. Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency. Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, rushed to the… [Read More]

Five things every African American should know about HIV/AIDS in 2016

June 2, 2016

Yes, it’s 2016 – nearly 35 years since the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. But, the sexually transmitted disease is just as dangerous today as it was years ago. More than 37 million people were living with HIV by the end of 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And since the… [Read More]