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Community Care’s Adult Day Center helps seniors maintain healthy life

July 2, 2020

Paulette Butler looks forward to the days she spends at Community Care’s Vliet Street adult day center. The people are nice. The food is good. While her favorite activity is art, she really looks forward to the time she spends exercising. This is just one of the many ways with which Community Care engages members… [Read More]

Safe and fun summer activities in the age of the coronavirus pandemic

July 2, 2020

By Karen Stokes After being quarantined for months, the sun, blue skies and warm temperatures are calling us outdoors. However, the coronavirus is still a threat and there are concerns on how to safely engage in activities this summer. “Safer at Home” has given time for scientists to better understand how the virus spreads. While… [Read More]

Anger, heart disease and stress: What’s the connection?

June 25, 2020

Are you a person that is quick to anger? Are you yelling at other drivers on the road or at the TV? Many scientists now believe that anger, depression, and other forms of mental distress can help ignite heart disease. If you want to avoid heart trouble, exercising and watching your diet are a good… [Read More]

Tips to help access remote care amid COVID-19

June 18, 2020

By Dr. Nicole Brady Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin With the COVID-19 emergency prompting people in Wisconsin to stay home more than usual, accessing in-person health care services has become more challenging than a few months ago. That has spurred a surge in telehealth appointments, with new state and federal regulations making it easier… [Read More]

Access to Wellness Resources and Healthy Food Started with a Nurse from the Neighborhood

June 18, 2020

By Karen Stokes Julia Means, community a nurse with Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital is known throughout her neighborhood as ‘The Nurse.’ As an intensive care nurse, she’s witnessed a lot of people coming to intensive care who were dying due to a lack of knowledge. “I felt if I could come out and do… [Read More]

MHSI receives gift of 3,500 surgical masks from the Taiwanese government

June 11, 2020

On June 8, 2020, on behalf of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago Director General Eric Huang who represents the Taiwanese Government in the Midwest; Congresswoman Gwen Moore; Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Dr. Darrell L. Williams (right); presented Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aronica Williams (left) with 3,500 surgical masks…. [Read More]

Delicious smoothie recipes that can help lower cholesterol and cool you down

May 28, 2020

When it comes to your health, cholesterol may not be top-of-mind, but it should. High cholesterol has no symptoms you feel and can often be overlooked by patients. It’s important to get your cholesterol checked regularly and work with your doctor to adjust your cholesterol levels as if necessary. According to the American Heart Association,… [Read More]

Ten tips that will improve your life, now!

May 28, 2020

When we think about our life, we must think about our body. Keeping our mind and body in good health is essential for a long and active life. We must incorporate exercise into our weekly routine to keep our physical frame strong and reduce our stress. We must also be mindful of what goes inside… [Read More]

If there were a vaccine to protect against covid-19, would you get it? (Part 1)

May 14, 2020

By now, it has become abundantly clear that black people have suffered disproportionate mortality due to COVID-19. For example, in Chicago, while blacks made up 42 percent of cases, they were 56 percent of the deaths in a recent analysis. In my city of Washington DC, blacks were most recently about 50 percent of COVID-19… [Read More]

Staying safe when you are an essential worker

May 14, 2020

We all have had to make rapid adjustments to our lives since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have turned our homes into offices, classrooms, fitness centers, playgrounds, and movie theaters all at once. But there are many people who are not afforded the luxury of being at home all day. They… [Read More]