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Four safety tips for your newborn

September 19, 2019

For new moms and dads, bringing home a newborn baby is surely an exciting time! It’s also a time that comes with a few preliminary cautions. Make steps to ease your worries by keeping these four safety tips in mind. 1. Beware of SIDS SIDS, also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is a sudden… [Read More]

Men: Here are five ways stress affects your body

September 19, 2019

According to the Men’s Health Foundation, high stress, poor sleep and eating habits increase the risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, and other mental illnesses in men. It can also cause low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. Men, when it comes down to it, is it really worth it? Here’s what stress can… [Read More]

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network partners with Milwaukee Film to tackle health issues in diverse communities

September 12, 2019

Acclaimed films, engaging community forums and nationally-renowned guest speakers will lead the inaugural Minority Health Film Festival, presented by Milwaukee Film and the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, Sept. 12-15. The first of its kind in the country, this four-day event features eight unique health-related film selections, a free interactive community-focused… [Read More]

Twelve early signs of anxiety and mental illness

September 5, 2019

Anxiety disorders often go hand in hand with depression and other mental illnesses. People who have anxiety disorders struggle with intense and uncontrollable feelings of anxiety, fear, worry, and/ or panic. These feelings can interfere with daily activities and may last for a long time. Would you know the telling signs if it were to… [Read More]

Are you getting enough sleep?

September 5, 2019

I don’t have time to sleep” and “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” are some of the statements that I’ve heard recently. This is not to say that sleep isn’t considered to be important. For some, it comes down to their priorities. Getting tasks done is often highly prioritized while sleep is sent to the back… [Read More]

African American teens experiencing rise in suicide rates: ‘Eventually it was like there would be a day you just did it’

August 29, 2019

Thinking about how many people she knew who took their lives, there was a time Alleyah Getter wasn’t sure she would have any friends left by the time she got to high school. Three had killed themselves, and Getter, now a 14-year-old eighth-grader, was beginning to have her own suicidal thoughts. “It was like feeling… [Read More]

Ascension sponsors Blessing of the Baby event at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ

August 22, 2019

By Karen Stokes Years ago, Julia Means, community health ministry nurse with Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, attended a conference that deeply affected her. At the conference, they discussed the fact that many babies born in Milwaukee were dying before the age of one. Shortly after, Means co-founded Blanket of Love. The Blanket of Love… [Read More]

Is there a link between anxiety and seasonal allergies?

August 15, 2019

Recent studies are showing that people with allergies are also highly likely to have anxiety. According to a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study, 7-year-old patients with allergies were found to also have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms such as being withdrawn. Children with hay fever had a threefold risk of depression… [Read More]

What black women need to know about fibroids

August 15, 2019

Black women have been faced with the very real danger of being diagnosed with uterine fibroids for many years now, but experts are saying there’s little to fear now due to medical advancements. “There are a number of excellent treatment options, as well as the option to do nothing at all where we take a… [Read More]

Milwaukee County Sheriff ’s office and Milwaukee County Parks hosted their first ‘Parks and Public Safety Days’

August 1, 2019

On July 20 and July 27, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Milwaukee County Parks hosted the first Parks and Public Safety Days. The first event was held at Kosciuszko Park and the second was held at Washington Park. The Parks and Public Safety Days were free events and open to the entire… [Read More]