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Outreach Community Health Centers and Molina Healthcare hosts walk-through community baby shower

October 7, 2021

On October 2, 2021, Outreach Community Health Centers in partnership with Molina Healthcare, hosted a walk-through community baby shower at their clinic, 210 W. Capitol Dr. This year’s theme was “It Takes a Village.” Expecting dads, mothers and parents who had delivered within the past 3 months, had the opportunity to meet and receive information… [Read More]

What every ‘Sickle Cell Warrior’ must know about their patient journey

September 30, 2021

As you try to maintain consistent wellness when dealing with sickle cell disease, it is imperative that you navigate the Patient Journey Roadmap by making five key stops to living the best life possible. Having a chronic illness such as sickle cell disease means understanding all the ways you must take control of your life… [Read More]

COVID-19 isolation linked to increased domestic violence, researchers suggest

September 30, 2021

While COVID-19-related lockdowns may have decreased the spread of a deadly virus, they appear to have created an ideal environment for increased domestic violence. Extra stress in the COVID-19 pandemic caused by income loss, and lack of ability to pay for housing and food has exacerbated the often silent epidemic of intimate partner violence, suggests… [Read More]

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is safe and works for kids ages 5 to 11

September 23, 2021

Pfizer said Monday, September 20, 2021, its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older…. [Read More]

Real answers about the COVID-19 vaccines

September 16, 2021

By Dr. O’Rell R. Williams From the moment COVID-19 emerged in the United States, we have all been asked to make sacrifices to protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors from this terrible virus. At Ascension – and health systems everywhere – our caregivers have worked long hours on the front lines to care for… [Read More]

COVID-19—Women of Faith Making a Difference

September 2, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing The COVID-19 Delta variant is wreaking havoc across the nation. While some individuals continue to debate the need to wear masks, others are finally scrambling to get vaccinated. Amid all of this, several women in our communities of faith are working diligently and… [Read More]

A journey with Alzheimer’s

September 2, 2021

Recognizing the signs Wendy Smith was a caregiver for her father, Owen Grisham, during his six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She lived close to her parents and handled their finances and doctor’s visit. Leading up to his diagnosiss, there were many signs about his condition. Her father got lost driving, was forgetting things and his… [Read More]

Black women breastfeed. Period.

August 26, 2021

By Kiara Schott, AABN WeRISE Community Doula Program Director Black Breastfeeding Week is here August 25-30. We’re celebrating all month long. It’s important for us to acknowledge that Black women breastfeed. It is important for us to talk about this, talk about the racial disparities in breastfeeding and why our numbers are lower than other… [Read More]

What causes back pain in children and teens?

August 19, 2021

Anyone who has spent time with children knows that some of them can bend themselves into positions that defy logic. A teenager may think nothing of dropping into full splits in front of the television. A child with extra flexibility may love impressing her friends by bending her thumb all the way back to her… [Read More]

Simone Biles isn’t alone: Olympic athletes face a mental health crisis

August 5, 2021

Even before Naomi Osaka appeared on stage to light the Olympic torch, these Games were aflame with the issue of athletes’ mental health. Osaka had inserted it into the conversation in the runup to Tokyo, with her openness about feeling vulnerable and resulting withdrawal from the French Open and Wimbledon. Then Simone Biles made mental… [Read More]