By Karen Stokes
Rhonda Armon-Bent has spent years working in various positions with area agencies. Six years ago, she created her own organization to counsel people in the community through the Power of Change Incorporated.
“I’m helping my community make better choices,” said Armon-Bent.
The Power of Change, 2821 N. 4th St., is based on the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”
“There is power in making changes,” Armon-Bent explained. “As you continue to grow, you move, for example, …
Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have discovered a link between sleep loss and cell injury.
Results of a new study find sleep deprivation causes the damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine. Recovery sleep following deprivation heals the damage.
The findings are published in the December issue of Sleep, a joint publication of the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
The lead author is Carol Everson, Ph.D., professor of neurology, cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at MCW. Co-authors are Christopher Henchen, B.S., …
Mealtime might just be the most challenging part of being a mom.
Healthy kids require healthy foods. But how do you choose nutritious foods – and how do you get your kids to eat them?
Lashell decided her daughter would start getting the right nutrition even before she was born.
She’d heard that the Wisconsin WIC Program would be there for her before, during and after her pregnancy – to teach her how to make mealtimes healthier, and to provide help to buy nutritious foods.
“I started with WIC when I was pregnant,” Lashell …
By Melissa Harris
YMCA national’s first African-American CEO’s two goals: expand summer options for kids, help prevent diabetes.
Kevin Washington was the first African-American to lead the YMCA in Boston and Hartford, Conn. — and beginning in February, he will be the first to lead the Chicago-based national organization, known as the YMCA of the USA.
“Our diversity program is picking up steam,” Washington dead-panned before bursting into laughter.
“But seriously, there are others in the movement who are in CEO positions in Jacksonville; Washington, D.C.; Albany, N.Y.; San Francisco. So there …
Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications
Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications.
If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs.
Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug and $6.60 for each brand-name drug.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible …
Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too.
That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall.
Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or to find a plan that better suit your needs.
Open Enrollment is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes to their coverage.
Whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage …
Kaci Hickox, 33, had no Ebola symptoms. Yet, two Governors wanted her under quarantine. It is the worse Ebola crisis in history. Call it hysteria or an abundance of caution, but this disease has the public and politicians trying to understand their rights in the time of Ebola.
The fast moving nature of Ebola, grisly symptoms, and lack of a cure, has led to forced quarantines, travel bans, and discrimination. Kaci Hickox, a nurse, returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, West Africa, only to be placed under involuntary quarantine.
Gov. Chris Christie …
By Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator
Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather.
It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins.
As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on October 15 and ends on December 7, Medicare wants everyone to know that quality continues to improve both in Medicare Advantage and in the Part D Prescription Drug Program.
Each year, plan costs and coverage can change. During open enrollment, seniors and people with …
By Bill Fletcher, Jr.
A high school friend of my wife was one of the earliest victims of the HIV/ AIDS pandemic. He was a flight attendant, who was stricken and died quickly. When he died they still had not come up with a name for the pandemic. But then others became sick and died and suddenly the public knew that something deadly was unfolding.
In the beginning of the pandemic there were different ways that it was characterized. The media and the “street” would talk about the “gay cancer” …
By Karen Stokes
Dr. Vincent George Lubsey passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2014 in Costa Rica while on vacation. He was 71.
Vincent, along with his daughter Erika, practiced and managed the Lubsey Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The clinic was established in 1978.
Getting to know his patients was important to him. He took pride in taking time with his patients to ensure they were educated on their health so they could live their best lives.
Vincent’s life began in Content, Manchester, Jamaica on July 11, 1943. He was the son of …