Sandra Millon Underwood Archives

Remaining faithful in a pandemic

April 8, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing The pandemic has taken a toll on our lives and many of our mainstay institutions and businesses—even the church. For more than a year now, Sunday mornings have looked different with many communities of faith going to virtual services, reaching out by telephone,… [Read More]

COVID-19 Precautions—BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PANDEMIC)

March 25, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Prior to the pandemic, small businesses were one of the fastest growing segments in our nation. This changed with COVID-19. A survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank states that three out of every 10 small businesses in the U.S. say they likely… [Read More]

Black men’s health—taking care of business

March 11, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing New York Times editor Brent Staples reports that newspapers celebrating unsung Black heroes were for many years “religiously passed from home to home and read aloud in barbershops.” Today, barbershop owners are using their businesses as venues to raise awareness about chronic diseases… [Read More]

Staying heart healthy

February 25, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Most of us know that the heart is one of the most important organs of the body, but did you know that the average heart is the size of an adult’s fist? Your heart beats about 115,000 times each day and pumps about… [Read More]

COVID-19 and vaccinations – help is on the way!

January 28, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Lately we’re hearing a lot about ‘COVID-19 fatigue’, where people are letting their guards down with social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands frequently, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines (CDC). Perhaps it can be compared to the ‘cabin fever’… [Read More]

Understanding diabetes to live your best life

January 14, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Many of us grew up in households where we heard our elders talk about people who had ‘the sugar’. As adults, we have come to understand that what they were referring to was diabetes. The good news is that with some lifestyle changes, rather than… [Read More]

Living your best life: Let’s get active

December 24, 2020

By: Sandra Millon-Underwood, FAAN, Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing More than 36 years ago, Valley Hollins received a wake up call that changed her life forever, and she hasn’t looked back since. An annual physical showed that she had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was borderline diabetic. After reviewing her tests, Hollins’ doctor gave… [Read More]

Putting the ‘Merry’ back into the holidays

December 10, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing Purchasing that ‘perfect’ gift and decorating and cooking for the holidays can become overwhelming—even in an uneventful year. Added to the stress and pressure of the holidays this year is the coronavirus pandemic. However, if we pause to take a breath, and put… [Read More]

Healthy eating for the holidays

November 19, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood FAAN, Professor, UW Milwaukee School of Nursing With the coronavirus top-of-mind for many of us, the holidays will look a little different for some of us this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending smaller gatherings and less travel as a precaution in spreading or contracting COVID-19…. [Read More]

MASK UP: Protect yourself and others by “Masking Up” properly

November 12, 2020

By Sandra Millon Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing By now we’ve all gotten the message that wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic is important, but it’s also important to ‘mask up’ correctly so that you are properly protected and you are protecting those around you. While scientists and the medical community… [Read More]