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Don’t overheat! Tips to keep your heart safe in the summer heat

June 23, 2022

Summer is officially here and that means a rise in temperatures. As much as you may love summer, it can pose dangers for your heart if you aren’t careful, especially if you have an underlying condition such as high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of heart disease or stroke. As you prepare for a… [Read More]

Black dads matter

June 16, 2022

It has long been known that father presence in the household is important for the positive well-being of families, neighborhoods, and youth. Dads who actively participate in the lives of their families provide a steady source of stability and support. The consequences of such support impact a whole host of child developmental outcomes, including behavior,… [Read More]

The rewards of gardening

June 16, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita UWM – College of Nursing Many of our relatives living in the South grew and preserved food out of necessity, so perhaps they were on to something. With ongoing food chain supply issues and skyrocketing grocery prices, this might be a great time to get back to… [Read More]

Black night not crack but it can sunburn

June 9, 2022

It’s still common for African Americans to believe that they don’t need sunscreen as much as other ethnicities. However, while the melanin in black skin has some protective elements, it’s not enough to keep your skin from being damaged by the sun’s radiation. With the temperatures ticking up, it’s important to know how to protect… [Read More]

We hear you

June 2, 2022

Join us for a free breakfast to share your voice By: Diane Beckley Milner Memory loss is not a normal part of aging To see signs of memory loss in a loved one is a difficult situation for thousands of Wisconsin families. In the black community we have the utmost respect for our elders and… [Read More]

Black women, it’s time to step into your soft era

June 2, 2022

When it comes to taking a break or doing the bare minimum, black women all over are not familiar with that concept or lifestyle; and it’s because, unfortunately, we were not given the opportunity to do so. For centuries, black women have had to be the butt of everyone’s jokes, the strong and hardworking ones,… [Read More]

National Stroke Awareness Month gives local women a chance to remind women of stroke risks

May 19, 2022

Author and stroke survivor Vivian L. King and physician Bridgett Moss invite you to an important conversation about strokes National Stroke Awareness Month gives author Vivian L. King and Dr. Bridgett Moss a chance to warn women of a risk factor that can strike when you least expect it. King knows first-hand that a stroke… [Read More]

COVID-19 awareness, support and empowerment: SE Wisconsin immigrant outreach

May 19, 2022

Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor Emerita, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our focus has been on helping and educating individuals about the virus and safety precautions to take. Over the last couple of years, we have focused on initiatives undertaken by community leaders, frontline workers, medical professionals, and others who… [Read More]

The connection between shingles and breast cancer and what you should know

May 12, 2022

In terms of breast cancer, there’s so much information about it circulating out there. Most of the facts out there are: there is more than one stage of breast cancer, breast cancer can go away, it can run in the family, it mostly affects women but men can get breast cancer and if diagnosed with… [Read More]

Training community healthcare workers for healthier communities

April 28, 2022

AHEC celebrating 30 years of being a catalyst for change Milwaukee Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a luncheon on June 23, 2022 at Alverno College from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 each. “Milwaukee AHEC is one of seven regional Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers in the state… [Read More]