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Victory Garden is a win for the Harambee Community

July 15, 2021

Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), located in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood, is a non-profit organization that helps communities grow their own food and creates a community-led, socially just, environmentally sustainable, nutritious food system for residents. With offices located at 249 E. Concordia Ave., and its garden located at 220 E. Concordia Ave., the… [Read More]

Business unusual — COVID and vaccinations

July 15, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing From lotteries, to scholarships, to free tickets to various entertainment venues, across the nation communities continue to identify creative ways to persuade people to get COVID-19 vaccinations. Some of the most vulnerable populations— like African Americans— are experiencing the lowest percentage of vaccinations…. [Read More]

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – All of Us

July 1, 2021

By Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It was first formally recognized in May 2008 by the late Bebe Moore Campbell, a best-selling author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate. Campbell passed away from cancer at the young age of 56 but not before witnessing the devastation of identifying,… [Read More]

Tips for staying heart-healthy all summer long

July 1, 2021

By Dr. Eben Eno Cardiologist, cares for patients at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee and Milwaukee campuses. This summer, we’re all looking forward to getting outdoors, enjoying Wisconsin’s beautiful parks, beer gardens and Lake Michigan beaches. But, heart health during summer months can be tricky business. It’s important to remember how the summer heat… [Read More]

Are you “blind” to the fact that your vision may not be as good as you think?

June 24, 2021

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Often when I tell a patient that they have a serious eye condition like glaucoma or diabetic eye disease, they’ll respond, ‘But, I can see fine’ or ‘I haven’t noticed anything wrong with my eyes’,” reports Mark Freedman, MD, senior partner at Eye Care Specialists, an ophthalmology practice that has overseen… [Read More]

Growing positivity—mind and body

June 17, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing Research has shown that communing with nature is beneficial to our health and well-being. Likewise, research has shown that gardening can improve physical and mental health. Research has shown that communing with nature and gardening can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and… [Read More]

Six ways to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease

June 17, 2021

By Nathaniel Chin, MD Dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million Americans, 120,000 here in Wisconsin. Symptoms vary person to person but commonly include gradual decline in memory, thinking skills, and ability to complete familiar tasks. Many factors may play a role in an individual’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Age is… [Read More]

World Sickle Cell Day shines light on disease impact in minority communities

June 17, 2021

Sickle cell disease impacts thousands every year, and people of color make up a large percentage of those affected. But more than 100 years after its discovery, treatment hasn’t come very far. So far, only three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration are on the market. Juneteenth is recognized as the day slaves… [Read More]

Join Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. For a Conquer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic During the Juneteenth Celebration

June 10, 2021

June 19, 2021 No appointments necessary ✓ No out-of-pocket cost ✓ Bring a Photo ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) ✓ Both uninsured and insured individuals are welcome ✓ Everyone 12 and up is eligible ✓ Masks and Social Distancing required

Protect Yourself, Protect Others, Get Vaccinated

June 10, 2021

Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? If you haven’t already, please get the vaccine. It’s safe. It’s effective. And it will help you and your family stay healthy.