Health and Fitness

Smoking more likely among teens whose parents light up Quitting early in child’s life helps reduce risk, researchers say

August 15, 2014

Teen children of heavy smokers are more likely to try cigarettes and to become heavy smokers themselves, a new study suggests. The researchers found that the more years a child was exposed to parental smoking, the greater the risk the child would experiment with smoking or even pick up the unhealthy habit. These findings suggest… [Read More]

Radiation vs. Nutrition (part 3)

August 15, 2014

With health delivery in such chaos and uncertainty, we at Carter Drug Store suggest arming yourselves with the latest up-to- date information, which hopefully will prevent minor problems from escalating into major problems. You and your loved ones deserve the best treatment possible to survive in these difficult times. Antioxidant enzymes to the rescue Our… [Read More]

Raising awareness about the threat of lupus

August 15, 2014

The Milwaukee Urban League Guild and the Wisconsin chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America teamed up on Saturday, May 24, 2014, to present a Day of Awareness. During that day, community volunteers set up an information booth inside Lena’s Food Market at Capitol Drive and N. Teutonia Avenue, to pass out literature and reach… [Read More]

Avoid these common tooth brushing mistakes

August 14, 2014

One would think that knowing how to properly care for the teeth is common knowledge, but the average person makes tooth brushing blunders daily. Here are some of the most common tooth brushing mistakes and how to correct them for a better oral hygiene routine. Using the wrong toothbrush When purchasing a toothbrush, size matters!… [Read More]

The deadly disease black men aren’t talking enough about

August 14, 2014

An estimated 5 percent of the world’s population has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and in the U.S., COPD is the third leading cause of death after cancer and heart disease. For black men, COPD could be a double whammy death risk according to one recent study. Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson… [Read More]

Fondy Farmers Market hosts ‘6th Annual Greens Throwdown’

August 14, 2014

The most meaningful foods speak to who we are, where we come from, and the ingenuity of our ancestors. Sausages were the outcome of efficient butchery, where an unnamed genius used intestines to house salted animal scraps, organs, and blood, and created a preserved source of protein, centuries before refrigerators were invented. Soul Food staples… [Read More]

Study: Cinnamon may slow progression of Parkinson’s disease

August 14, 2014

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, researchers at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center found that ground cinnamon eaten by mice with Parkinson’s improved their motor functions, stopped the loss of Parkin and DJ-1 and normalized neurotransmitter levels. When eaten, the liver converts cinnamon into the chemical sodium benzoate, an… [Read More]

Ask questions and consider options for home care

August 14, 2014

There are several options when trying to find in-home help to care for your older adult. The key is to find reliable help that you and your older adult feel comfortable with and meets the specific care needs. “Home care” is defined by the type of care needed – homemaking, hands-on personal care (i.e. bathing,… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee Health Department announces dates and locations for Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs

August 14, 2014

With school season already around the corner, Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) have announced the dates and locations of the City’s 14th annual Back-to-School Health Fairs. The health fairs will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at North Division High School (1011 W. Center St.) and Friday, Aug. 15, at… [Read More]

Unhappy hour: Signs you’re overdoing the alcohol

August 14, 2014

What’s a few drinks with co-workers or friends while you’re networking or enjoying a party? In the moment, nothing but casual fun (and maybe some extra liquid courage), but if this is your weekly routine the affects may hang around longer than your buzz. At some point, the drinks will catch up to you and… [Read More]