Health and Fitness

Scientists gain genetic insight into Alzheimer’s disease

October 21, 2013

Study of mice builds on landmark findings from 1990s, researcher says   Researchers who identified two more gene mutations that increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease say their findings from studies with mice may help in efforts to prevent and treat the disease in humans. The rare mutations occur in a gene… [Read More]

Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin to host Affordable Care Act (ACA) community forum

October 21, 2013

In their continued effort to provide key information to the community regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) will be hosting another community forum on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at BHCW, 3020 W. Vliet Street. The event is free and open to the public…. [Read More]

Healthy blood pressure (part 3)

October 21, 2013

Heart disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for all Americans age 35 and older. This means men and women among all racial and ethnic groups. According the Centers for Disease Control, over 600,000 people died of heart disease in 2008, 25 percent of all deaths. In other words, one in four… [Read More]

Psychological abuse is the first warning: Run, get out

October 10, 2013

By: Dee Louis-Scott Psychological abuse can be as damaging to the psyche as physical abuse can be to the body, yet little is written about this common problem, which is typically the precursor to physical abuse. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 95 percent of men who physically abuse their intimate partners… [Read More]

Study says healthy eating benefits heart failure patients

October 10, 2013

Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks Healthy eating habits can significantly reduce high blood pressure and improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new study says. The study included patients, most in their 60s and 70s, who ate only meals that were prepared for them in the kitchen of the University… [Read More]

Talking Health with Dr. Carter Healthy blood pressure (part 2)

October 10, 2013

Heart disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for all Americans age 35 and older. This means men and women among all racial and ethnic groups. According the Centers for Disease Control, over 600,000 people died of heart disease in 2008, 25 percent of all deaths. In other words, one in four… [Read More]

Breast-feeding may pass good bacteria from mom to baby

October 3, 2013

Breast milk delivers beneficial bacteria from a mother’s gut to her baby’s digestive system, according to a new study. Swiss researchers found the same strains of several types of beneficial bacteria in breast milk and in mothers’ and babies’ feces. Strains found in breast milk may help establish a critical nutritional balance in the baby’s… [Read More]

Study: Childhood obesity quadruples chances of adult hypertension

October 3, 2013

Obese children have a four times greater risk of having high blood pressure when they reach adulthood compared to normal weight kids, new research shows. The study authors also found that overweight children had double the risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, later in life. “We’ve shown that the risk for hypertension starts in… [Read More]

Black women murdered by men at a rate more than two and a half times higher than white women, study finds

October 3, 2013

Black women are most often killed by a gun and almost always by someone they know   Washington, DC — Black women face a disproportionate share of fatal domestic violence in America, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data.” In 2011, 492 black… [Read More]

The Affordable Care Act: What African Americans confronting cancer should know

October 3, 2013

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) enters a new implementation stage when the Health Insurance Marketplaces open for enrollment on October 1. The more than 6.8 million uninsured African Americans who are eligible for health coverage under the law will be able to fill out an application to find and enroll in coverage that fits… [Read More]