Health and Fitness

Aging in place: Growing old at home (part 1 of 2)

June 6, 2019

“The stairs are getting so hard to climb.” “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner.” “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem like home.” These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—”I want to stay in my own home!” The good… [Read More]

St. Ann Center honors three local supporters at ‘Hall of Friends Ceremony’

May 30, 2019

On Friday, May 17, 2019, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care added three new members to its Hall of Friends, during a ceremony at their Stein Campus, 2801 E. Morgan Ave. Those inducted were (pictured from left) McCarthy Grittinger Financial Groups founder John McCarthy, who spearheaded fundraising for the construction of the Bucyrus Campus; Milwaukee… [Read More]

Ascension Wisconsin identifies its top health priorities in Milwaukee

May 30, 2019

Over the last year, Ascension Wisconsin has been listening to local stakeholders through interviews with patients, individuals, community organizations, a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and community conversations. During this process, Ascension Wisconsin conducted: • 161 community interviews • 27 community stakeholder meetings • 7 community conversations with elected officials and residents Ascension Wisconsin held… [Read More]

How allowing our kids to express themselves can improve their mental wellness as adults

May 23, 2019

By: Dr. Nicole Washington board-certified psychiatrist “Stay out of grown folks’ business” “Speak when spoken to” “You’re too young to have an opinion” I am sure that many of you have either heard these words when you were a kid or have spoken them to your own children. Oftentimes in the Black community we don’t… [Read More]

Can your child develop multiple myeloma from toxins in your home furnishings?

May 23, 2019

Researchers have found, children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine. Children from homes that had vinyl flooring in all areas were found to have concentrations of benzyl butyl phthalate metabolite in their urine that were 15 times higher than… [Read More]

Five key ways to spring into a healthy lifestyle

May 16, 2019

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Spring is my favorite season of the year! It’s a time when the flowers bloom, the weather is warmer, and the grass is green and beautiful. Spring is also a time to focus on our health and wellness. This spring I want to share with you five keys ways to… [Read More]

Cholesterol busters: Natural treatments for high cholesterol

May 16, 2019

If you have been to the doctor lately and found out that your cholesterol is not so good, then you definitely need to take action. If the level is not too elevated or you do not have a genetic component, you can try lifestyle modifications before starting medicine. High cholesterol is important because it increases… [Read More]

Why are Blacks more likely to die from stroke?

May 9, 2019

In a study recently published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, investigators in the Reasons for Geographical And Racial Differences in Stroke Study, or REGARDS, found that blacks are four times more likely to die of stroke at age 45 than their white counterparts, because blacks have more strokes, not because blacks who have… [Read More]

Five signs you need to see your eye doctor

May 9, 2019

The eyes are more than just the windows to your soul; they are also windows to your health. Symptoms of many serious health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and liver issues are first seen in the eyes. Most professionals recommend getting your eyes checked once a year, but take a close look at the… [Read More]

The five best types of exercise for asthma sufferers

May 2, 2019

Love a good sweat? If you’re one of about 20 million Americans with asthma, this may not be a problem. But for some, vigorous activity like running or playing team sports such as basketball, can cause the airways to become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Fortunately… [Read More]