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Racism is #1 factor in preterm birth disparity

November 24, 2022

By: Dr. René Settle-Robinson, DPM Author and Podiatry Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. As a black woman Podiatric Surgeon, I know all too well the stressors that contribute to poor health outcomes and healthcare disparities. My Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, annually contributes to the March of Dimes. As a young girl, I remember trying to… [Read More]

Stress, distress, de-stress

November 17, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times You are experiencing either physical or emotional tension, which makes you nervous, frustrated, or even angry. If so, you have just come face-to-face with stress – a simple word that can complicate mental health and well-being if it is not identified and managed. According to the… [Read More]

Health-related DNA results from the All of Us Research Program

November 17, 2022

When you joined the All of Us Research Program, we told you that you may learn more about your health. One way we can help you learn more is by sharing information about your DNA with you. Right now, All of Us can provide you with two reports about how your DNA may affect your… [Read More]

Join Nanette and take away the tough choices during the holiday season

November 17, 2022

Brought to you by Hunger Task Force Growing up, Nanette learned the value of giving back to her community. Up until her early adult years, Nanette volunteered at the food pantry and soup kitchen in her community, not knowing that she would one day depend on these resources to make ends meet. When a medical… [Read More]

Stress Management Tools for the Holidays

November 17, 2022

The holiday season can be full of joy and family fun, but for some, especially those in eating disorder recovery, the occasion can be incredibly stressful. Consider these tips from the experts at Alsana to help you respond to stressors more thoughtfully and constructively: 1. Calm down with mindfulness practices, meditation or yoga. 2. Feel… [Read More]

Is someone you know at risk for diabetic vision loss?

November 10, 2022

By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 37.3 million Americans (11.3 percent of the population) 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…. [Read More]

Diabetes and cognitive decline: What it is and what to do about it

November 10, 2022

Take a moment to look around the next time you’re at a mall, grocery store, sporting event, or park. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11.3 percent or more of the people you visit have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The CDC also notes that a startling 1 in almost 4… [Read More]

Statement addressing inaccurate information about services available at the Marcia P. Coggs building

November 3, 2022

The Marcia P. Coggs Building remains home to Milwaukee County’s Department of Health & Human Services In light of inaccurate reports of services available at the Marcia P. Coggs Building, the Office of the County Executive is issuing the following statement: “The Marcia P. Coggs building, located at 1220 W. Vliet Street, is home to… [Read More]

Anxiety and mental well-being

November 3, 2022

By: Jacquelyn D. Heath Special to The Milwaukee Times If you live long enough, every human being will experience good times, as well as times they would rather forget. There is some truth to the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” If we value wisdom, we can learn and adapt from all of… [Read More]

Dementia caregivers need self-care and peace

November 3, 2022

By: Mary Fitzhugh A working caregiver who provided long-distance care for her mother for thirteen years My journey caring for my mom started in 2009. I remember it like it was yesterday. We celebrated her 80th birthday with a huge surprise party with more than 100 friends and family in attendance. Fast forward to 2011…. [Read More]