By: Dr. Jeffery C. Whittle
The Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, aka ALL OF US was created in 2015 under President Barack Obama. An endowment of $130 was pledged to this medical research and anticipated advances in individualized medical breakthroughs. It is also expected to fuel new modes of prevention, treatment, and care. ALL OF US is administered by the National Institutes of Health. Participation is free. All are welcome. Recruitment is designed to include all of the cultures.
George Citroner | Healthline.com | Fact Checked
A pilot program allowed people who would normally be hospitalized to stay home. A study found that the home hospital model can potentially improve care while reducing costs. The cost of care was nearly 40 percent lower. Trial participants receiving hospital care in their homes had a 70 percent lower readmission rate to the hospital.
People check into the hospital expecting to get better, but there are risks — and some even wind up getting sicker and face the danger of complications, like bleeding or infection. There are also constant check-ins from nurses or physicians that can disrupt sleep. And none of that includes the cost.
Make Your Health a Priority
“I believe cooking is God’s gift, and I try to honor it every time I tie my apron strings,” explained Marvin W. Jones, Jr., aka Chef Marvin. “From volunteering in breakfast programs to hospitality consultations, and banquet services, I’ve been privileged to prepare meals throughout the Midwest.”
His passion for cooking, and what has become a 30-year career, was nourished early. “My dad enjoyed cooking and insisted that his children learn to do the same. He cooked Sunday’s dinner on Saturday. Watching him and answering questions about how he prepared each dish was our ticket out of the door to play baseball with the other kids.” A graduate of Columbia College in his native Chicago and Kendall College-School of Culinary Arts, Chef Marvin is now firmly established among Milwaukee’s professional cooks.
The purpose of a church wellness ministry is to share beneficial information with the church body,” said Senior Pastor Demetris Crum, of Second Baptist Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which celebrated 100 years of service in 2019. “To do what God has called us to do, we have to be both spiritually and physically able to do it. I think about how poor nutrition, over-eating, and other counter-productive habits hinder the physical body.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health All of Us
National Poll on Healthy Aging
Older Adults’ Perspective on Medical Marijuana:
Poll Indicates Medical Marijuana Gets
Wary Welcome From Older Adults
Currently, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia permit use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances. In October 2017, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked a national sample of adults age 50–80 about marijuana use for medical purposes, its perceived benefits, perception of how marijuana compares to prescription pain medicine, and support for marijuana-related policies.
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
Awais H. Siddique, MD believes that many women suffering from chronic uterus pain are often misdiagnosed and subjected to needless hysterectomies. When, in fact, heir distress is caused by pelvic congestion syndrome resulting from problems with the veins in the pelvic area.
The Franklin Institute, a science museum in Philadelphia, reports that the average adult body contains approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels.
4th Annual LUNG FORCE Health Barometer
Harold P. Wimmer,
National President, and CEO
American Lung Association
LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health which is the nations leading cause of cancer death. Today, we are proud to begin our commemoration of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) and have published the results from our 4th Annual Lung Health Barometer
On September 29, 2017 the City of Milwaukee Health Department honored Long-time Women’s Health Champion by hosting a dedication and naming ceremony for the “Mildred Leigh-Gold Women’s Center”.
Linda J. Concroft