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Ascension St. Joseph opens emergency department for pregnant women

September 10, 2020

Beginning this week, Ascension St. Joseph, 5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53210, will become the first hospital in Milwaukee to offer a new 24-hour OB Emergency Department (OBED) dedicated to pregnant women. The four-bed OBED is staffed with seven board-certified OB/GYNs through the OB Hospitalist Group to provide care for pregnancy-related emergencies and to… [Read More]

Commissioner Kowalik will return to Washington D.C. to join renowned health policy organization

September 3, 2020

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik has been the Commissioner of Health for the City of Milwaukee since September 2018. She returned to her hometown to help the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) during a time of crisis. During her tenure, she was able to stabilize the health department, reorganize and reconnect the city to community, regional… [Read More]

Help seniors avoid falling this autumn

September 3, 2020

You might say that a fall motivated Kelly Schroeder to pursue a career working with seniors. Schroeder, the director of clinical services for Community Care, a local nonprofit and expert in long term care, had a grandmother who fell and never truly recovered. As a result, her grandmother found herself dependent for the rest of… [Read More]

Colon cancer: why it’s taking more and more Black men and when they should be screened

September 3, 2020

The entertainment world was in shock this past weekend as the news of actor Chadwick Boseman, who played many iconic characters such as Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, James Brown, and most notably, Black Panther in the Marvel superhero movies, died of colon cancer at the young age of 43. His death brings to light the… [Read More]

Prisons and the pandemic: an untold tragedy

August 27, 2020

As we struggle to reset and find a “new normal” in the midst of a pandemic, we have mainly been focusing on our personal challenges. Yes, we know about what is happening in the nursing homes but, again, that quest is personal as many of us have loved ones who reside in nursing homes. But… [Read More]

WIC and MHSI Network celebrates National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

August 20, 2020

WI Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program says: #LetsLatch August has been designated as Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The national breastfeeding campaign, “WIC Breastfeeding Support: Learn Together, Grow Together” centers around a mother’s journey while considering and initiating providing breastmilk for her baby. The goal along the journey is to ensure mothers are given support,… [Read More]

Outreach Community Health Centers hosts back-to-school event

August 13, 2020

Eunice Asiedu (top photo), a nurse midwife with Outreach Community Health Centers, assists with a Drive/Walk- Through Community & Health Resource Fair at the Outreach Community Health Centers (below), 210 West Capitol Drive, on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Outreach distributed 400 book bags and school supplies to children ages 6-11.

At last, two new meds to fight sickle cell disease

August 13, 2020

For the first time in 20 years, the FDA has approved two transformative new treatments for the approximately 100,000 people with sickle cell disease (SCD). One new med will prevent the excruciating pain of SCD while the other is formulated to prevent organ damage. “After decades of waiting, there is now a treatment option that… [Read More]

It’s time to talk about advance directives

August 13, 2020

Pamela was no stranger to planning for the end of life. She had already paid for her burial plot and funeral service. She had even started working on a will. Then in June 2018, she got the news that would change her life, she was diagnosed with COPD and severe emphysema. “That’s when I realized… [Read More]

How to be healthier in a tough economy

July 30, 2020

You’ve probably figured out by now that times these days are a little less kind to your wallet. Many people find themselves considering scaling back on things like health insurance and prescriptions in order to better balance their budget. But this is a mistake – no matter how tight money is, you need to take… [Read More]