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Millennials, COVID-19, and YOLO

May 6, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing You only live once (YOLO) is even more important in the wake of COVID-19. These days, in the wake of COVID-19, one of the best ways to help ensure longevity, is to get vaccinated. And, while some Millennials appear to be hesitant about… [Read More]

About Science and Research with All of Us!

May 6, 2021

This is the beginning of a weekly conversation about science and research. Today we speak with Bashir Easter, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison All of Us team at the Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Times: The past year has been extremely tough on the African American community…. [Read More]

Improving healthcare from Milwaukee to Tanzania and beyond

April 29, 2021

Quamaine Bond, a medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, knows why he chose his professional field: To build meaningful relationships with patients and encouraging them to take control of their own health. “To be able to be a physician who can help treat people, but also incorporate patient preferences into treatment plans,” Bond… [Read More]

Five signs it’s not just a headache

April 22, 2021

Not the best way to tickle your fancy, but do you know that 12 in 100 Americans suffer migraines? Yes, but there is something even more unfortunate than that. It is the tendency in us to mistake a debilitating migraine for a regular come-and-go headache. What if I told you migraine was the 6th most… [Read More]

You can’t pour from an empty cup

April 15, 2021

By Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor Many of us have had to adjust to a ‘new normal’ whether learning to work from home, tutoring our children, or using technology platforms to ‘meet’ virtually. Some of us have also had to juggle our schedules AND those of our children or other loved ones. The coronavirus has stretched… [Read More]

National Kidney Month

March 25, 2021

By Kathy Gaillard When Walter Cook was 15 years old and weighed in at only 106 pounds, one of the ‘church mothers’ pulled his mother aside and suggested she take him to the doctor to determine why he wasn’t growing. That doctor’s visit probably saved Cook’s life. His mother was informed that both her son’s… [Read More]

Faith-based leaders join forces to fight against COVID-19

March 18, 2021

By: Darryl Sellers Our African American communities are facing daunting challenges as we fight against COVID-19. More transmissible variants of the coronavirus are sweeping our nation in the year-long pandemic which is especially troubling for Black people, who are 3 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than white people. The Black Coalition Against COVID… [Read More]

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in multigenerational homes

March 18, 2021

By: Dena Vang One in five Americans currently live in a home with multiple generations. African American grandparents play a significant role in the homes across America. With the pandemic reaching one year, it’s crucial that all Black Americans get the most accurate information about how to stay safe during the fight against COVID-19. The… [Read More]

Black men’s health—taking care of business

March 11, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing New York Times editor Brent Staples reports that newspapers celebrating unsung Black heroes were for many years “religiously passed from home to home and read aloud in barbershops.” Today, barbershop owners are using their businesses as venues to raise awareness about chronic diseases… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin hires project manager to lead the national BUILD Health Challenge for Sherman Park

March 11, 2021

Milwaukee community leader will help implement Milwaukee’s public health approach to violence prevention Ascension Wisconsin is proud to welcome Marques D. Hogans, Sr., MPH, as the new project manager for the National BUILD Health Challenge for Sherman Park. Hogans is a seasoned public health leader with more than a decade of experience. Most recently, Hogans… [Read More]