Her infectious smile and bubbly personality make it easy to imagine that this former high school administrator charmed students into obeying. Unlike retirees who isolate themselves from the world, Ceola Mayberry was, pre-COVID 19, fully engaged. Her life is a testament to the benefits of positive social connections.
What is the difference between coronavirus and COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the new coronavirus that is called SARS-CoV-2, or sometimes just “novel coronavirus.”
How worried should healthy people be about becoming infected with COVID-19?
Most healthy people who become infected with COVID-19 have no symptoms or have mild symptoms. However, there have been healthy people who have progressed to severe disease. People who have an underlying illness and who are older are at higher risk of having a severe case COVID.
By Treva B. Lindsey
It was only a few short weeks ago that a tweet from Madonna labeling COVID-19 “the great equalizer” went viral. Echoing high-profile elected officials such New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, this framing of the global pandemic quickly drew sharp criticism. With overwhelming evidence regarding racial and class disparities in terms of both lost lives and lost livelihoods as a result of the virus, any assertion of equity of impact ignores painful yet blaring truths about deeply entrenched inequality along multiple fault lines in the U.S.
Free, fair, and transparent elections are the bedrock of our democracy. Therefore, it is a point of great pride and privilege to me as County Clerk that my office is involved with administering elections. Ensuring that eligible voters are not encumbered to vote is our duty as public officials and Americans. Voting is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. We must work to make voting as easy as possible, without compromising the integrity of elections, and to ensure that all eligible voters are well informed about when they vote, where they vote and have the documentation required to cast their ballot on Election Day. Consequently, we are conducting a vigorous voter education program in anticipation of the Fall 2020 elections.
By Patricia McKnight
The goal of effectively managing chronic disease is an improved quality of life …
Every day on her lunch break, rain or shine, licensed practical nurse Yvonne Leitze walks outside for 30 minutes. Like many Black women, she suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.
Keisha Jones, breast cancer survivor and host of this event, explained that all women especially those who receive a breast cancer diagnosis should “Research their diagnosis. Ask questions. Get a second opinion. Make sure you’re comfortable with your doctor. Don’t let this experience steal your joy. Take care of yourself physically and spiritually. Pray. Be supportive because we never know what other women are going through.
“Wisconsin received funding for a learning collaborative developed to reduce breast cancer mortalities for African-American women,” said Gail D. Johnson, Director of the Wisconsin Well Women Program (WWWP) in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. “We intend to have direct contact with breast cancer survivors in the community, women who are personally affected, and those with a family member who died from this disease.” The WWWP is a federally funded program that provides free screening for breast and cervical cancer and related services for women throughout Wisconsin.
By Charlotte D. Mayfield, LCSW
Psychotherapist-Clinical Social Work
President, Haven Behavioral Health | Milwaukee, WI
It can be distressing to witness the pain of family, friends or even strangers going through a hard time. But what if, just like strengthening a muscle or learning a new hobby, we could train ourselves to be more compassionate and calm in the face of others’ suffering?
That is the question behind research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a new study suggests that as little as two weeks of compassion meditation training – intentionally cultivating positive wishes to understand and relieve the suffering of others – may reduce the distress a person feels when witnessing another’s suffering. It may also improve their ability and likelihood to respond with compassion.