Health and Fitness

Lead poisoning protection to the community

April 17, 2014

A program that is identifying and fixing up homes contaminated by lead reached out to neighbors of a Milwaukee Community. The Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program at the Social Development Commission took part Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Southside Organizing Committee’s Spring Maintenance and Home Improvement Fair. The daylong event was held at St…. [Read More]

‘Kidney Sundays’ reach African American faith communities during National Kidney Month

February 26, 2014

National Kidney Disease Education Program hosts third annual nationwide event About 6.2 million African American adults in the United States have signs of kidney disease – equal to the population of Tennessee. African Americans experience the highest rates of kidney failure – rates approximately 3.4 times greater than whites. Two major causes of kidney failure… [Read More]

5:2, how about you? (part 2) Talking Health with Dr. Carter

February 26, 2014

Longevity and intermittent fasting, is it right for you? 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 minimum problems from escalating into major problems. You and your loved ones deserve the best treatment possible to survive… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee joins local health plans in hosting ‘Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health’

February 26, 2014

Mayor Barrett and Commissioner of Health welcome faith leaders for day of listening and collaborative discussion On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker greeted more than 70 area faith leaders for the Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health. Hosted by Community Connect Health Plan and Children’s Community Health… [Read More]

Premature ‘water breaking’ during pregnancy linked to bacteria

January 23, 2014

High levels of bacteria are associated with water breaking prematurely in pregnant women, a new study indicates. Researchers arrived at their findings by analyzing samples of amniotic sacs (fetal membranes) from 48 women after they gave birth. The report is published in the Jan. 8 online issue of the journal PLoS One. Nearly one-third of… [Read More]

Seeds of life! (part 2) Nature’s nutrient powerhouse

January 23, 2014

There are many quotes relating to seeds. However, this one from Genesis reflects the truth of seeds: Seeds are the genesis of life. Every healthy seed contains the spark of life. In our bodies, that “whole, fresh, and lively” vitality is translated into nutrition and energy. We eat many kinds of seeds. In reality, they… [Read More]

Through the tinsel and the tears

January 22, 2014

By Lori Stahl, Grief Specialist Interfaith Older Adult Programs, Inc – Family Care Case Manager Whether you are newly bereaved, or remembering the death of a loved one during this time of the year, the following tips may be helpful to you. Whether we are ready or not, the holidays have arrived. For the past… [Read More]

Get healthy with probiotics (part 1)

January 22, 2014

Probiotics…for life Probiotics are beneficial microbes that live in our intestines. Coming from the Greek, meaning “for life,” the term probiotic was likely coined as a witty response to the word antibiotic. The therapeutic use of probiotics began when the benefits of “probiotic therapy” after a course of antibiotic therapy was recognized. Many people mistakenly… [Read More]

Reducing holiday stress, keeping a realistic perspective

January 17, 2014

By Joanne Barker Reviewed By Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Talk about stressful. The average American spends 42 hours a year on holiday activities. That’s one standard work week spent shopping, wrapping, and returning presents, attending holiday parties, and traveling from place to place. Often these extra activities get squeezed into already busy schedules. Holiday stress… [Read More]

Coenzyme Q10: Breakthrough with CoQ (part 5)

January 17, 2014

Supplemental CoQ10 not only improves the quality of life, it also saves lives Coenzyme Q10 has been called the miracle nutrient of the 21st century. It has been shown to energize the body, strengthen the heart, revitalize the immune system, control periodontal disease, normalize blood pressure, overcome infertility, reverse the effects of aging, and more…. [Read More]