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The History of the Cream City Medical Society

February 18, 2021

By: Rene’ Settle-Robinson, D.P.M. Cheryl R. Martin, M.D. Bernestine Jeffer Sana Montgomery At the beginning of the 20th century, slavery had been over less than fifty years, legal segregation had become codified, and professional medical care was unavailable to African Americans. Primary medical options for the black community included the use of spirituality, indigenous medicines,… [Read More]

COVID-19 vaccination: Take it or leave it?

February 18, 2021

By: Patricia O’Flynn Pattillo, Publisher, Milwaukee Community Journal I, like millions of seniors, have been keeping tabs on the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines. We see videos of people sleeping overnight to be first in line for the vaccine, and of nursing home staff administering the shot to their patients. Admittedly, I was hesitant… [Read More]

Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine

February 18, 2021

1. Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19? No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against… [Read More]

COVID-19 vaccine: an international triumph

February 11, 2021

By Roland A. Pattillo, MD, FACOG (retired) The spread of viruses and bacteria is something we experience throughout our lives. From the common cold to more serious health issues like HIV-AIDS and Ebola, we fear mass transmission. In 2020, this fear became very real with COVID-19. But today, there is hope. Others of my era… [Read More]

Self care—handling mental health, stress and trauma

February 11, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing It’s well-documented that stress and trauma can affect our mental state, even in the best of times. But months of anxiety, fear, grief, and social isolation can take their toll on our mental health, particularly during this pandemic. Parents are coping with ensuring… [Read More]

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services launches campaign to improve flu vaccine rates in the state’s communities of color

February 4, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has recently launched the “Be an InFLUencer” education and awareness campaign to help promote flu vaccination within Wisconsin’s communities of color. During the 2019-2020 flu season, the DHS reports that an average of 42 percent of Wisconsin residents received a flu shot. However, vaccination rates were much lower… [Read More]

SaintA brings stability to families amid COVID-19

February 4, 2021

When COVID-19 hit, SaintA staff were ready to assist. We introduced SaintA CARES as an effort to support the families in our care who have been most impacted by the pandemic. Our approach to COVID-19 is modeled after our Five Pillars of Stability, which prioritizes access to education, employment, health, housing and caring connections. These… [Read More]

COVID-19 and vaccinations – help is on the way!

January 28, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Lately we’re hearing a lot about ‘COVID-19 fatigue’, where people are letting their guards down with social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands frequently, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines (CDC). Perhaps it can be compared to the ‘cabin fever’… [Read More]

Medical College of Wisconsin names vice president and chief people officer

January 14, 2021

Adrienne Mitchell, MBA, has been named vice president and chief people officer at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective Jan. 1, 2021. In this role, Mitchell will oversee and direct strategy and operations of the Human Resources (HR) Department and the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) to oversee the development, well-being and advancement of… [Read More]

Understanding diabetes to live your best life

January 14, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Many of us grew up in households where we heard our elders talk about people who had ‘the sugar’. As adults, we have come to understand that what they were referring to was diabetes. The good news is that with some lifestyle changes, rather than… [Read More]