Health and Fitness

Five healthy New Year’s resolutions that are easy to keep

December 27, 2018

Setting a New Year’s resolution is the easy part—it’s sticking to one that is actually hard. Experts agree that people make resolutions with the best of intentions, but often inadvertently set themselves up for failure. “Change is hard. We are creatures of habit,” said June Kloubec, Ph.D., a professor in the department of nutrition and… [Read More]

Diabetes and your feet: What you must know

December 27, 2018

There is no doubt that diabetes is a global epidemic of epic proportions–especially among people of color. Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose. According to the Center for Disease Control, 13.2 percent and 12.2 percent of African Americans women and men respectively worldwide have the second highest incidence of diabetes. American Indians lead among… [Read More]

What Obamacare ruling could mean for your health care

December 20, 2018

A federal judge’s ruling late Friday, December 14, 2018, striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its entirety has stoked anxiety among millions of Americans who rely on subsidized health insurance and millions more who have pre-existing conditions. Even if you don’t have an Obamacare health plan, experts say there are far-reaching implications for… [Read More]

Watch out on winter roads

December 20, 2018

Here in Milwaukee, the arrival of cold weather also brings the opportunity for snow and ice. We must be cautious while on the roads all of the time, but especially during winter as icy roads can increase the likelihood of a vehicle losing control. Keep these tips in mind to make your trek on icy… [Read More]

Five reasons you may be low on energy

December 13, 2018

Long days at work combined with trying to maintain a social life or family time can require much more energy than you know. Having consistent energy to do your daily activities is always the goal, but it may not always be the reality for you. If your energy is consistently on ‘E’, check out the… [Read More]

Access to care a responsibility of us all

December 6, 2018

Op-Ed submitted by: Reggie Newson Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Wisconsin Enrollment in HealthCare.gov, the website showcasing Wisconsin’s health insurance exchanges, is down this year when compared to last year. As of November 24, there were 62,150 individuals who had selected plans, compared to 78,269 at this time last year. Wisconsinites who do not have health… [Read More]

Managing your diabetes during the holidays

December 6, 2018

One of the toughest times of year for any diabetic to face is the holidays! With all the cookies, treats, rich foods, and drinks, the carbs and sugars can easily sneak into your diet and send your blood sugars soaring. You have to be more prepared to manage your diabetes during the holidays than anytime… [Read More]

World AIDS Day: Why are Blacks still suffering disproportionately from AIDS?

November 29, 2018

World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been afflicting our country for more than three decades and is a disease… [Read More]

Are you at risk for losing your sight to diabetes?

November 22, 2018

By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 30+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. Without proper precautions, it can… [Read More]

Speak up, speak out! Nine ways to advocate for your needs at the doctor

November 15, 2018

As she has shared, tennis legend Serena Williams faced life-threatening complications while giving birth to her baby girl Olympia last year. If it weren’t for Serena speaking up and pushing for doctors to listen to her, she may not have survived. Her story offers a perfect example of how important it is for us to… [Read More]