The Latest Word On Medicine

The Latest Word On Medicine

The Scientists and Physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin share there knowledge and insight on the issues from the past week.... Show More

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September 22, 2020 4 min
The wildfires out west have created a haze over the area. Dr. Julie Biller from the Department of Medicine discussed what happens to the environment during a large wildfire and if we should be concerned about our air quality.
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An effective vaccine is the Holy Grail in the fight against COVID-19. Dr. Joyce Sanchez of the Medical College of Wisconsin offered insight on how a vaccine is developed, the process of clinical trials, and how a vaccine gets approved and deployed.
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Colorectal cancer tends to strike older individuals…but younger people can suffer from this disease as well. On this “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Carrie Peterson from the Medical College of Wisconsin talked about symptoms of colon cancer, and why there’s an uptick in young people with the disease.
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Academic medicine is the foundation of medical innovation, advancement, and breakthroughs. On this “Latest Word on Medicine”, Medical College of Wisconsin President and CEO Dr John Raymond discussed the tangible value of academic medicine to Wisconsin and beyond.
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Obesity…people with extra weight tend not to handle COVID-19 as well as others…plus, many of us have gained weight during this pandemic. Dr. Rana Higgins addressed the treatments and resources to combat obesity.
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Face-masks, social distancing, disinfecting surfaces…how will high school sports adhere to the reduce-the-spread protocols of the COVID Era? Dr. Kevin Walter from the Medical College of Wisconsin outlined best practices to keep high school athletes safe.
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Acute Coronary Syndrome covers a multitude of conditions that prevent adequate blood flow to the heart. On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Jorge Saucedo from the Medical College of Wisconsin examined causes and treatments for ACS…and, ways to avoid it in the first place!
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COVID-19 suspended sports seasons. Now, the sports are back…but, are they back to stay? On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Michael Frank from the Medical College of Wisconsin looked at the viability of college and pro sports, and how they might be sustained in the Era of Coronavirus.
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Do pregnant women need to take special precautions to prevent transmission of Covid to the baby? The Medical College of Wisconsin's Dr. Garrett Fitzgerald discussed.
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On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. John Fangman from the Medical College of Wisconsin explains why it's ok to visit the hospital, even in the era of Covid.
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Some studies have suggested the risk of aerosol spread is higher indoors than out – why is that? On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Mary Beth Graham from the Medical College of Wisconsin explains why that is.
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In some states, the breaks are being pumped on plans to reopen, as positive tests for COVID-19 go up. Dr. Carlos Figueroa-Castro points out how holiday weekends may have an effect, and updates the situation here in Wisconsin.
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With a COVID-19 vaccine still in the offing, the short-run focus is on effective therapeutic treatments. On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Njeri Wainaina from the Medical College of Wisconsin gave an update on such treatments, including the use of the drug dexamethasone.
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Battling a serious illness poses more than just medical problems for patients and their families…there are “real life” issues, too. On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Sue Derus from Kathy’s House talked about how that facility offers support and lodging to those traveling to Milwaukee for medical care.
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There is controversy about whether or not people infected with COVID-19 can transmit the virus, if they don’t have symptoms. On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. John Fangman from the Medical College of Wisconsin addressed that controversy, and also talked about the effectiveness of masking and social-distancing.
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Dr Joni Williams discussed health disparities among people of color, possible increased risks of Covid 19 due to the wide spread protests and what the Medical College of Wisconsin is doing to address those concerns.
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Milwaukee County has been relatively hard-hit by COVID-19, and some lessons have already been learned. On this edition of The Latest Word on Medicine, Dr. Marc de Moya from the Medical College of Wisconsin talked about how healthcare systems are preparing for any future outbreak, and why coordination with government is huge.
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The recent focus on development of a vaccine to combat COVID-19 begs the question…when will a vaccine be available? On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Joyce Sanchez from the Medical College of Wisconsin provided a status update, and outlines the next steps in vaccine development.
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We know how COVID-19 can affect the elderly and those who are medically-compromised…but what about young children? On the “Latest Word on Medicine”, Dr. Frank Zhu from the Medical College of Wisconsin talked about what symptoms kids may display, and the importance of taking precautions.
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From working front-line jobs in health care, to being a work-from-home mom who also has to educate her kids…the coronavirus situation has put a ton of stress on women. Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas from the Medical College of Wisconsin outlined specific risks women face during this pandemic.
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