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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Gee’s MKE Wellness Clinic host flu-shot health events in November

November 26, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to protect your health and the health of families, friends and the community. One way is to take action in fighting the flu by getting a flu shot, at Anthem’s free flu shot clinic, held Friday, November 20, 2020. The flu shots were administered by Hayat Pharmacy, provided by… [Read More]

Coronavirus in Wisconsin: 2,649 deaths and counting

November 19, 2020

Since mid-March, Wisconsin has beein in one state of lock-down due to the novel coronavirus pneumonia or coronavirus or simply COVID-19. While measures such as hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing have helped slow the spread, the virus has recently kicked-up in Wisconsin. Here are the latest statistics: • 2,649 patients have died so… [Read More]

CDC Thanksgiving guidelines: How to stay safe and coronavirus-free over the holiday

November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving is right around the corner — and if public health agencies have their way — celebrations this year promise to be extremely different from past years, as the coronavirus surges in states across the country. Infectious disease experts are warning of a convergence of COVID-19 and influenza as the temperature drops and colder weather… [Read More]

MASK UP: Protect yourself and others by “Masking Up” properly

November 12, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing By now we’ve all gotten the message that wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic is important, but it’s also important to ‘mask up’ correctly so that you are properly protected and you are protecting those around you. While scientists and the medical community… [Read More]

Are you taking your mental health days off from work?

November 5, 2020

Even before the “new normal” of working from home, many American workers have been doing the job of two or three people. The days of working on a team have been reduced to being a team of one. Companies have been trying to determine how to increase productivity without increasing manpower. Economists use terms such… [Read More]

Why a 2020 influenza shot is so important

October 29, 2020

By Eric S. Quivers, MD FAAP, FACC We are entering the 2020 flu season and “It is time to get your flu shot!” Really the word should be vaccine as there is a form that is a nasal spray. No matter how you look at it, it is very important to be vaccinated against the… [Read More]

Seven things you can do to prevent breast cancer

October 29, 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women. It is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths among African American women. Unfortunately, in recent years you have heard about friends and family who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The breast cancer incidence in Black women is lower than in white… [Read More]

Choosing a Medicare Part D Plan in the COVID-19 era

October 22, 2020

By Kelle Turner, Medicare Part D Expert, Express Scripts The year 2020 has been like no other. The global pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives. From entertainment and sporting events, to travel and family celebrations—everything has changed. Selecting a Medicare prescription drug plan (also known as Medicare Part D) will also look differently… [Read More]

Three reasons you’re waking up in the middle of the night

October 22, 2020

Unable to get your beauty sleep? Do you find yourself constantly roused during the wee hours of the night? Being unable to sleep through the night could be a sign of a deeper health issue. Here are a few of the most common causes of nighttime waking and what you can do about it. Anxiety… [Read More]

Raising awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2020

In 2018, Wisconsin health officials set out to create a plan to improve dementia care throughout the state. After surveying a group that included individuals living with dementia, caregivers, and health professionals, the Department of Health Services identified several priorities including increasing public awareness and understanding of brain health and dementia. If you don’t know,… [Read More]