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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with allergies were found to also have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and other symptoms such as being withdrawn.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]

Processed foods: Addictive and potentially life threatening

July 25, 2019

Processed foods have recently been under scrutiny after a troubling study from the National Institutes of Health found that people on ultra-processed diets ate more calories and gained more weight than they did when offered the same amount of nutrients from less processed food. Researchers say that there’s something different about how quickly our bodies… [Read More]

Q&A: Causes and treatments for frequent urination in adults

July 25, 2019

Q: What are the possible causes of frequent urination in older adults and the treatments? – T. Murphy A: Excessive urination, or urinary frequency, can be divided into various causes. There can be an increase in total volume of urine produced or a dysfunction in voiding whereby there are problems with the storage and emptying… [Read More]

Cool Spots and wading pools are open to beat the summer heat

July 18, 2019

The hot summer weather took a long time to arrive, but it’s finally here! Now it’s time to cool off and have some summer fun. Milwaukee Recreation offers free Cool Spots and wading pools to give children a break from the heat. Cool Spots Cool Spots are for children ages 6 to 17. On days… [Read More]

Warning: New disease found in pools across U.S.

July 18, 2019

During the summer, it’s natural for kids and adults alike to want to go swimming, but who would have thought that this summer 2019 could be the most dangerous time for swimming. Local and private pools outbreaks of diarrhea-causing cryptosporidium are increasing 13 percent each year, and 7,465 cases of crypto infection were reported from… [Read More]

Julia Means appointed to the city of Milwaukee’s Board of Health

July 11, 2019

Mayor Tom Barrett appointed Registered Nurse Julia Means to the City of Milwaukee’s newly created Board of Health last month on June 27. The nine-member commission will advise the Health Department on policy and advocate for public health practices that improve health outcomes for all Milwaukeeans. The citizen oversight board was created by legislation adopted… [Read More]

The future of health begins with you

July 4, 2019

The All of Us Research Program is a large research program that may last for at least 10 years. It is collecting information for the largest ever data bank of information. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. People who join will share with us information… [Read More]