The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $42,000 research fellowship grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the role of churches in HIV prevention for young black men.
Katherine Quinn, M.A., a Ph.D. candidate in MCW’s Public and Community Health Program, is the primary investigator of the grant.
Young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV. Engagement of faith-based organizations has been promoted as a necessary aspect of HIV prevention, but research suggests the church may …
This past Saturday, Oct. 27, Children’s Community Health Plan and Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Family Care Center called the public to its open house on 2400 W. Villard Ave., in Milwaukee, to meet their staff and physicians.
The public toured the new facility and learned about the services provided. Participants took part in several activities, such as fluoride cleaning, blood pressure screening, exercise classes, healthy cooking classes, and more.
Children’s Community Health Plan, a member of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is an HMO dedicated to providing access to the highest-quality health care …
By Karen Stokes
For Doctors Vincent and Erika Lubsey, healthcare is a family affair.
Father and daughter, Vincent and Erika Lubsey practice and manage the Lubsey Medical Center, 5300 W. Villard Ave. The clinic, established in 1978 by Dr. Vincent Lubsey, is an out-patient health care facility that is committed to their patients for quality healthcare regardless of income, class, race or insurance status.
Dr. Vincent Lubsey 71, originally from Jamaica, came to America and attended Howard University, a historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C., for his undergraduate and graduate degrees, …
MILWAUKEE – New research by a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sociology professor shows that attitudes surrounding electronic health care records could be putting patients at risk.
Assistant Professor Celeste Campos-Castillo recently published a study on electronic health care records and patient/doctor interactions in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Campos-Castillo found that patients whose doctors kept patient records in an electronic format were more likely to withhold medical history and information from their health care provider than patients whose doctors kept paper records. Campos-Castillo’s research suggests that patients could be worried …
When you burned yourself as a kid, a parent may have come running with aloe vera juice to apply to your wound.
Sometimes it would be squeezed directly from the plant, and other times the juice would come from a bottle.
Either way, it would soothe your burn quickly. That’s probably the last time you thought about aloe vera.
But today, this ancient substance mentioned as far back as in the Bible is being plugged as a key ingredient in health food stores and even in energy drinks at the corner store.
Its popularity …
By Anna Almendrala
Myths and rumors about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are hindering health workers from doing their jobs abroad and causing unnecessary panic and paranoia in the United States.
Here’s the truth about some of the most common misconceptions about Ebola virus:
Myth: Ebola virus is airborne, waterborne or spreads through casual contact.
Truth: Ebola virus spreads when the bodily fluids of an infected person come into contact with the mucous membranes of a non-infected person. That means Ebola virus in fluids like blood, sweat or urine has to come …
by Ariele Vaccaro
After this winter, it could become more difficult for some Milwaukee mothers to find the resources to keep their children healthy.
The Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project (MHBP), a project of Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, has been working to lower the rate of infant mortality since its inception in 1998.
After 17 years of operation, the program is slated to dissolve in 2015.
The Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin was denied a grant that accounts for about 80 percent of its budget.
That leaves a gaping hole in the organization’s funding …
By Tiffany Crouse
A respiratory virus is invading the Midwest. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the symptoms of this virus are “cold-like.” These symptoms include mild respiratory illness, fever, rash, aseptic meningitis and encephalitis. This virus is a non-polio enterovirus called EV-D68.
“EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Compared with other enteroviruses, EV-D68 has been rarely reported in the United States for the last 40 years,” the CDC published. This relatively unknown virus is sweeping through the Midwest. It has appeared in 10 states according …
WASHINGTON, DC — A new poll of voters in 18 battleground states found that the issues of women’s health and economic security for women and families are the top motivators for key groups of voters. Potential drop-off voters, who tend to vote in presidential years and stay home for midterm elections, are highly receptive to messaging about the adverse consequences of not voting, especially when connected to economic security for women and families and ongoing threats to women’s access to health care like birth control and abortion.
What’s more, swing voters find …
According to research, walking is the most adhered form of exercise and the leading form of exercise for weight loss. As you get started on your walking program, focus on the following five points of posture. They will help reinforce your posture and improve your alignment. The old song, “Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes” should be your mantra while walking–and throw in belly since it’s there!
1. Head Position. Keep your eyes looking forward but slightly down. Keep your chin parallel to the ground and the base of …