Health and Fitness

Combination of alcohol and tobacco increases risk of esophageal cancer

May 1, 2014

The rate of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly doubles in those who both smoke and drink compared to those who only smoke or drink, according to new research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Although multiple studies have identified risk factors for the development of ESCC, notably, exposure to alcohol and tobacco,… [Read More]

BHCW to hold 11th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health

May 1, 2014

On Saturday June 7, 2014 Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. (BHCW) will have their 11th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health. This year’s theme is “Women’s Health.” Event co-chairs are Dr. Earnestine Willis, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Bevan K. Baker, FACHE Commissioner of Health for the City… [Read More]

Mighty minis: The fascinating trace minerals (part 2)

May 1, 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. COPPER (Cu): Important to enzyme structure,… [Read More]

Why disability insurance is critical

May 1, 2014

Most people understand why having life insurance is a good idea: Nobody wants to leave their survivors in a financial lurch if they were to die suddenly. But what if you suffer an accident or illness and don’t die, but rather, become severely disabled? Could you or your family make ends meet without your paycheck,… [Read More]

The pain of loneliness (conclusion)

May 1, 2014

“…God will break the chains that bind his people…” – Isaiah 9:4a This month we have been addressing the topic of loneliness and the pain that is associated with it. All of us have felt loneliness at one time or another. Loneliness, as we use the term during this series, means unwanted physical or emotional… [Read More]

Three groups miss out on colon cancer survival gains, study says

April 17, 2014

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances Survival rates for white and Asian patients with advanced colon cancer have improved significantly, but the benefits haven’t extended to blacks and Hispanics, according to an American Cancer Society study. The researchers also found that survival rates for white patients aged 65 and older did… [Read More]

Get yourself talking and get yourself tested

April 17, 2014

By Tanya Atkinson, Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Education from Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Did you know that young people account for 29 percent of all HIV diagnoses in Wisconsin? Or that an estimated 438 young people don’t even know they’re infected? During April- STD Awareness Month- young people are encouraged to learn… [Read More]

Report: Alzheimer’s strikes women harder than men

April 17, 2014

And those over 60 twice as likely to get the brain disease than breast cancer A 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, while a man the same age has about a 1 in 11 chance. That’s one of the key findings of a new report… [Read More]

C. albicans: The infamous fungus (part 2)

April 17, 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. Candida Related Complex Mental-emotional symptoms occur…. [Read More]

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]