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Health and medicine

Rules to Roll By

Winter 2011

With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.

A Sobering Education

Winter 2011

Abusing alcohol will now lead to class time and counseling.

Student Watch: Winter 2011

Winter 2011

“I’m so fat!”

Brace Yourself

Winter 2011

A UW trainer leads a first-of-its-kind study on the effectiveness of ankle support.

Jon Levine

Fall 2011

Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.

Astro-Dermatology

Fall 2011

Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.

Student Watch: Fall 2011

Fall 2011

The college years can be a stressful time of life. Then add the weak economy and the uncertain job market, and you get a recipe for student mental-health issues.

Ronald Silverman ’69: Dentist to a Dictator

Fall 2011

Ron Silverman ’69 stared into the jaws of death five years ago when he found himself fitting a crown molding for the mouth of Saddam Hussein.

Genotopia

Fall 2011

Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.

Early Warning System

Summer 2011

UW–Madison researchers are making strides in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by studying people who don’t have it.

Seeing potential

Summer 2011

Eight other medical schools turned Tim Cordes MD’04, PhD’07 down flat, but the UW said yes — and discovered a remarkable physician who earned “student of the year” honors, created his own biochemistry software, specializes in addiction, and happens to be blind.

Match Day

Spring 2011

When it’s all over, one thing is clear: Match Day for medical students has more authentic drama, excitement, and emotion than any episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

Sensory Overload

Spring 2011

Sensory processing disorders make ordinary annoyances unbearable.

Ben Weiner ’06 and Kelly Korevec ’06: Partnership in Motion

Spring 2011

Weiner and Korevec create dailymile.com.

Can You Buy Happiness?

Winter 2010

A national study links leisure spending to a sense of well-being.

From Hospital to Home

Winter 2010

Research leads to a smoother transition for patients and caregivers.

Driven by Data

Winter 2010

UW researchers help Wisconsin tribes fight obesity on their own terms.

The Art of Medicine

Winter 2010

Erin Kimball says choosing the rural track in medical school taught her “what it really means to be a physician.”

Pain Relievers

Winter 2010

While American physicians have ready access to medication to help their cancer patients, their counterparts in many countries do not. UW experts are leading a global effort to recognize pain relief as a human right.

Head-On Collision

Winter 2010

With every brain she dissects, neuropathologist Ann McKee ’75 discovers more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease that results from repeated brain injuries. Her studies are changing how sports — especially football — are played.

Seven Wonders

Winter 2010

We offer seven examples of life-changing UW discoveries, knowing full well that it’s only a start. Think back and add a favorite to our list, then learn what’s afoot at the new Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Fall 2010

Book choice for second Go Big Read offers plenty to ponder and discuss.

Quick Takes

Fall 2010

UW news in brief.

Voices of Experience

Fall 2010

We take them for granted — until we suddenly lose them, that is. Thanks to an unusual clinic, people who rely on their voices to make a living have a place to turn for help.

Integrative Medicine Man

Fall 2010

David Rakel is one of the pioneers in the field of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments. He believes the discipline's emphasis on prevention can help cut rising health care costs, but skepticism remains.

Family to Family

Summer 2010

A major gift establishes specialty clinics for children facing acute health concerns.

Super Collagen

Summer 2010

New protein may revolutionize wound treatment.

Mind Tricks for the Masses

Summer 2010

The flamboyant Joseph Jastrow founded the UW’s psychology department and helped shape the fledgling science.

Baby Steps

Summer 2010

This is one top ranking that Wisconsin doesn’t want. Working together, public-health experts hope to reduce the shocking mortality rate among African-American babies.

Michael Fiore

Spring 2010

This anti-smoking advocate believes the battle against tobacco can be won.

Quick Takes

Spring 2010

UW news in brief.

Walking Wounded

Spring 2010

Can differences in the brain predict better treatment of post-war trauma?

What’s Next?

Winter 2009

Palliative care specialists guide terminally ill patients through the tough questions.

Patients Know Best

Winter 2009

Project banks on nobody knowing your health better than you do.

What Lies Beneath

Winter 2009

New research center digs deep for sustainable energy source.

Amazing Grace

Winter 2009

Gaining hands-on experience, helping those who have nowhere else to turn, and contributing to the UW medical school’s culture of giving back‚ it’s all woven into student-organized clinics like this one at Grace church.

The Wayfinders

Winter 2009

After the initial shock of hearing a grave health prognosis comes the confusion. But thanks to a unique UW program, patients can count on help to weigh the options and chart their own paths.

Big Red Book Club

Fall 2009

A new common reading program puts campus on the same page.

Quick Takes

Fall 2009

UW news in brief.

Subtract Calories, Add Years?

Fall 2009

Eat less — a whole lot less — and you could live a whole lot longer.