Health and medicine
With the threat of Huntington’s disease hanging over her, Shana Martin lives life out on a limb – or at least a log.
Abusing alcohol will now lead to class time and counseling.
“I’m so fat!”
A UW trainer leads a first-of-its-kind study on the effectiveness of ankle support.
Work flows from “the best of reasons,” says new director of primate research center.
Technique used by astronomers could help assess skin cancer.
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.
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.
Does genomics hold the secrets for the future of medicine? Eric Green believes it does — and that Bill Gahl is showing the way.
UW–Madison researchers are making strides in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by studying people who don’t have it.
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.
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.
Weiner and Korevec create dailymile.com.
UW researchers help Wisconsin tribes fight obesity on their own terms.
Erin Kimball says choosing the rural track in medical school taught her “what it really means to be a physician.”
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.
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.
Book choice for second Go Big Read offers plenty to ponder and discuss.
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.
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.
A major gift establishes specialty clinics for children facing acute health concerns.
New protein may revolutionize wound treatment.
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.
This anti-smoking advocate believes the battle against tobacco can be won.
Can differences in the brain predict better treatment of post-war trauma?
Palliative care specialists guide terminally ill patients through the tough questions.
Project banks on nobody knowing your health better than you do.
New research center digs deep for sustainable energy source.
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.
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.
A new common reading program puts campus on the same page.
Eat less — a whole lot less — and you could live a whole lot longer.