Living Well

Let’s talk about the Flu Shot!

Last winter 7,514 people were hospitalized by the influenza virus in the state of Wisconsin (1) and 379 people died. This year, we’ve already suffered the first death of a child in Florida. The highest risk exists for young children, older people, and anyone with a chronic disease with low immunity (diabetes, asthma, etc.). Getting…

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Diabetes | Knowing the Difference between Type 1 and Type 2

Did you know that many people are not aware they have diabetes? Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, and about 7 million people do not know they have it. What do you do when you find out you have diabetes? Everything begins to change-the way you think, eat, exercise. And now you have to monitor…

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My Sixteenth Street Story | Jesus

“And mostly, I want to thank Sixteenth Street, the SAUP program and my amazing doctor, Dr. Dunn. Dr. Dunn not only referred me to Froedtert for hip surgery, but above all, she helped me believe there was hope for me.” At the age of 7 or 8, I only had a little pain in my…

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Breaking Down HIV Stigma

There are 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. There are still many people, 1 in 7, that do not know their HIV status. Due to stigma around HIV, many people who are at high risk, do not go and get tested. It is time to break down those stigmas associated around…

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My Sixteenth Street Story | Tony

“I think a lot about how hard it must be for someone who is struggling with an addiction and trying to quit cold turkey without help. It must be nearly impossible.” After years of a good living working in manual labor, then in a chemical plant, I found myself in the hospital. I’m a diabetic…

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Making a Change for Your Heart

Our heart is the muscular pump that delivers blood and oxygen to the rest of our body. However, we don’t always treat our heart with the respect and care that it deserves. A report from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention shows that over 600,000 people die of heart disease per year in the…

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Stress and the Holidays

As you know, the holiday season is quickly approaching and although the storybook image is that of a happy and joyous occasion, for many the reality lies elsewhere– especially for those living in poverty. Stress, depression and even relapse of drug and alcohol abuse this time of year can manifest for several reasons: social isolation,…

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5 Ways You Can Combat Age Related Muscle Loss

As we get older, our biological clock starts to slow down the cells and lead to aging. When your body starts to age, this is due to Sarcopenia – a medical term for age-related muscle loss. While we try to prevent it, it will happen to all of us in varying degrees. According to the Muscle,…

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