Thanksgiving 2020: Finding gratitude in the midst of a pandemic

November 26, 2020

By Gracie Bonds Staples Thanksgiving Day celebrations at my home have been shrinking for years so this one, just days away, won’t look that different. Depending on how you look at it, it’s one of the blessings or, in my case, curses of your kids growing up and moving away. But life isn’t just about… [Read More]

How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely in your senior living community in 2020

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving is going to look a little different this year. To keep COVID-19 transmission at bay, families will likely opt for smaller gatherings (and smaller turkeys) instead of the customary large get-togethers with relatives who’ve flown in from across the country. Unfortunately, this means that many seniors, who are at a heightened risk of developing… [Read More]

Coronavirus in Wisconsin: 2,649 deaths and counting

November 19, 2020

Since mid-March, Wisconsin has beein in one state of lock-down due to the novel coronavirus pneumonia or coronavirus or simply COVID-19. While measures such as hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing have helped slow the spread, the virus has recently kicked-up in Wisconsin. Here are the latest statistics: • 2,649 patients have died so… [Read More]

CDC Thanksgiving guidelines: How to stay safe and coronavirus-free over the holiday

November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving is right around the corner — and if public health agencies have their way — celebrations this year promise to be extremely different from past years, as the coronavirus surges in states across the country. Infectious disease experts are warning of a convergence of COVID-19 and influenza as the temperature drops and colder weather… [Read More]

Gov. Evers calls for unity, working together in fight against COVID-19

November 12, 2020

As COVID-19 surges in Wisconsin, Gov. Evers delivers statewide address Gov. Tony Evers in a statewide address Tuesday, November 10, 2020, called for unity and working together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor delivered remarks from the Governor’s Conference Room in the East Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The following are excerpts… [Read More]

Why a 2020 influenza shot is so important

October 29, 2020

By Eric S. Quivers, MD FAAP, FACC We are entering the 2020 flu season and “It is time to get your flu shot!” Really the word should be vaccine as there is a form that is a nasal spray. No matter how you look at it, it is very important to be vaccinated against the… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee cancels trick-or-treating as Wisconsin’s coronavirus surge continues

October 22, 2020

The City of Milwaukee has canceled trick-or-treating this year as Wisconsin’s surge in coronavirus cases shows no sign of improving. Milwaukee will not have designated trick-or-treat times like it has had in the past and the activity will not be sanctioned by the city’s Health Department since it is deemed high-risk during the coronavirus pandemic,… [Read More]

TestUpMKE campaign promotes COVID-19 testing information with an eye on health equity

September 24, 2020

A new campaign to promote COVID-19 testing access and information launched Saturday, September 19, 2020 with the debut of The website and ongoing campaign will provide the latest information about where, why and when to get COVID-19 tests in Milwaukee County, as well as important resources for communities of color and those who have… [Read More]

The NBA to the rescue

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 has paralyzed the world. Many countries have issued lockdown orders and forced citizens to stay in their homes. In the USA the lockdowns have crippled businesses across the country. COVID-based restrictions has forced many school districts to adopt virtual learning platforms. The NBA has come to the rescue just when it seemed the wheels… [Read More]

Prisons and the pandemic: an untold tragedy

August 27, 2020

As we struggle to reset and find a “new normal” in the midst of a pandemic, we have mainly been focusing on our personal challenges. Yes, we know about what is happening in the nursing homes but, again, that quest is personal as many of us have loved ones who reside in nursing homes. But… [Read More]