Health and Fitness

Sickle cell patient gives the gift of music at Ascension St. Joseph

December 19, 2019

By Karen Stokes Beautiful music has a calming effect and calm is important to hospital health care providers and patients. Jonathan Hood, a sickle cell patient, is giving back to the hospital where he spent time by sharing his talent playing piano in the lobby at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital. “The reason I play at… [Read More]

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

December 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Often when I tell a patient that they have a serious eye condition like glaucoma or macular degeneration, 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 the… [Read More]

African American boys and men in America are killing themselves and no one seems to care

December 4, 2019

By: Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni Jr., Men’s Health Network African American boys and men in America continue to kill themselves at an alarming rate. Over the past several months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released several reports about the demographics of this national disgrace. Black men and boys continue to have a higher… [Read More]

Leading HIV health care organization renames as Vivent Health

November 27, 2019

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) announced it is changing its name to Vivent Health. The new name will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Following recent mergers with Rocky Mountain CARES in Denver, Colorado and St. Louis Effort for AIDS in Missouri, Vivent Health is expanding across… [Read More]

Twelve tips for staying healthy during the holidays

November 27, 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, managing your health might be the last thing on your mind. To help stay healthy and safe this holiday season, the CDC has released tips for enjoying the holidays while being mindful of your health. 1. Holiday gatherings provide opportunities to come in contact with pathogens, and the… [Read More]

Affordable healthcare open enrollment ends soon

November 20, 2019

The Affordable Healthcare Act (or Obamacare as it is more commonly known) open enrollment 2020 began on Friday, November 1, 2019 for the roughly 11 million Americans who have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and for those thinking of joining them and signing up for individual or family coverage for next year. There’s… [Read More]

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]