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Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness Archives

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]

Why do fewer blacks survive childhood cancers?

July 4, 2019

The relationship between race and the outcome for a number of cancers among whites, Hispanics and blacks in the United States have certainly started to become more evident and clearer. A new study finds, poverty is a major reason why black and Hispanic children with some types of cancer have lower survival rates than white… [Read More]

MPS serves free breakfast and lunch at 91 school locations

June 27, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to children and teens 18 years of age and under. Summer meals, including dinner at many sites, are served now through the beginning of August at school locations throughout Milwaukee. The summer meal program provides free, healthy meals and is combined with other summer programming. “Our… [Read More]

Sickle Cycle is on the rise!

June 27, 2019

Charlotte Curtis was diagnosed at birth with Sickle Cell Disease (SC). Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that blocks the flow of oxygen throughout the body which causes many complications, including organ damage. Growing up, Charlotte was active in the Sickle Cell community and had a desire to bring more awareness about the… [Read More]

Top health concerns impacting Black men and screening guidelines

June 20, 2019

Black men continue to endure far worse health statistics than any other racial group. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Black men maintain lower life expectancy than Black women, white men, and white women. Similar to all racial groups, the overall life expectancy has increased over the past century, but despite this, Black… [Read More]

Don’t let cataracts cloud your ability to see life to the fullest

June 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski African Americans have nearly twice the risk of developing cataracts than Caucasians. This is due in part to the higher incidence of diabetes in the black population (which increases the risk of developing cataracts) and to lack of treatment. Fortunately, vision loss due to cataracts is curable with one of the… [Read More]

Meet Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital Registered Nurse Twyla James

June 13, 2019

By Twyla James My name is Twyla James, MSN, RN, CNS and I have been working at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital for 32 years. My career allows me to provide for my family, while also giving back and treating people who may not return to the comfort of their own home. Attending Alverno College of… [Read More]

Aging in place: Growing old at home (part 2 of 2)

June 13, 2019

As we age, we and our loved ones are faced with challenges that can make the most simple of everyday tasks more difficult. But many long to stay in the homes that they have known all their lives. In this half of our two-part series we look at those concerned about staying in our homes… [Read More]

Alverno College, Ascension Wisconsin announce letter of intent for strategic alliance

June 6, 2019

Institutions seek to develop mission-driven workforce, deliver personalized care to all Alverno College and Ascension Wisconsin have signed a letter of intent to establish a strategic alliance to improve the health of the state’s residents, Alverno President Dr. Andrea Lee and Bernie Sherry, Ministry Market Executive for Ascension Wisconsin, announced Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This… [Read More]