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Men Moving Forward presents 2019 prostate health education event

November 7, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Men Moving Forward presented a prostate health education event at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 3456 N. 38th St. Men Moving Forward is a support group for African American men who have survived prostate cancer. The event served to help educate African American men about the diagnosis, treatment, and support… [Read More]

Eating too much sugar affects your mental health. Here’s how…

November 7, 2019

It’s not a new revelation that sugar is bad for our health. High sugar intake leads to high BMI, obesity, a decline in oral hygiene, and diabetes. However, what’s not often discussed is the significant impact of a high sugar diet on mental health. There is conclusive research on the negative impact it can have… [Read More]

What the #%@%! How swearing actually makes you healthier

November 7, 2019

Growing up, most of us were told that swearing, cursing or cussin’ (whatever you want to call it) was bad. At least I wasn’t allowed to do it, it was always looked down upon and regarded as something that only bad people do, unless it was my uncle, lol. He used swear words like an… [Read More]

Are you at risk for losing your sight to diabetes?

October 31, 2019

Protect your vision for tomorrow. Learn the facts. Today. By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 30+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than… [Read More]

SIDS awareness: Five things you can do to protect your child

October 23, 2019

By: Brittany Wright, B.A Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a very serious issue that new parents must learn about. SIDS is one of the top 3 leading causes of death in infants and according to the Center for Diseases Control (CDC) in 2016, 3,600 infant deaths were the result of sudden unexpected infant death…. [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin celebrates the impact of community churches in promoting infant health

October 16, 2019

By Karen Stokes On October 9, 2019, Ascension Wisconsin hosted the 9th annual Strong Baby informational luncheon at the St. Joseph Campus, 5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee. The luncheon celebrated 32 churches on becoming Strong Baby Sanctuaries, places where pregnant women and their families can learn about available community resources. Participation in church or community… [Read More]

Local eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

October 3, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Are you a couch potato? Four reasons to start moving today!

September 26, 2019

A new study proves that the old adage “use it or lose it” is definitely true when it comes to fitness. After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had: • A decline in heart and lung health • Increased waist circumference • Greater body fat and liver fat • Higher levels of… [Read More]

Is the flu shot for you? Five facts and myths to help you decide

September 26, 2019

It’s September, so we all know what that means. Doctors are soon about to start urging that you should get the flu vaccine if you haven’t already done so. Given that nearly 1 million people were hospitalized in the United States over the course of the last few flu seasons, getting vaccinated seems to be… [Read More]

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]