The Latest Word On Medicine

The Latest Word On Medicine

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Dr. Tammy Kindel from the Medical College of Wisconsin discussed the impact of Bariatric surgery on Heart Disease. Which patients with diabetes are eligible for bariatric surgery and how the surgery affects diabetes-related heart disease.

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There has been a ton of research showing the advantages of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Dr. Kelsey Ryan from the Medical College of Wisconsin talked about World Breastfeeding Month, and support for breastfeeding Moms in Metro Milwaukee.

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Genetic tests for breast cancer can save lives…but which women need to be tested? Jennifer Geurts from the Medical College of Wisconsin explored the link between heredity and breast cancer, and what recent research shows.

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When trauma is experienced, some people are devastated…and some people bounce back. Why is that? Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini of the Medical College of Wisconsin explored the concept of resilience, and what factors support it.

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Gun violence is a serious issue and the effects are devasting. Dr. Marc de Moya from the Medical College of Wisconsin will discuss what MCW is doing to combat gun violence, the role of Level 1 trauma centers and what it means to treat gun violence as public health concern.

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Vaping is big with teens these days, and there are big risks. Dr. Louella Amos from the Medical College of Wisconsin identified those risks, and explains what to look for if your teen has an inhalation injury.

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It’s pretty much an epidemic…over 25-million American adults have been diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. Dr. Paul Knudson from the Medical College of Wisconsin described this disease, and talks about how diet and exercise can help prevent it.

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The hottest weather of the summer is here! Dr. Joshua Timpe goes over the in’s-and-out’s of heat stroke…what it is, how to spot it, how to avoid it, and even some Heat Stroke Myths.

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Dr. Ken Jacobsohn from the Medical College of Wisconsin discussed Prostate Cancer.

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The summer sun is here, and so is an elevated risk of skin cancer. Dr. Barbara Wilson from the Medical College of Wisconsin layed out the facts on Keratinocyte skin cancer…what it is, what you should be looking out for, and how doctors evaluate areas that are potentially cancerous.

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Bacteria…bad stuff, right? Well, not always, especially not when bacteria are involved in digestive health. Dr. John Kirby from the Medical College of Wisconsin offered information on bacteria that lives in the gut, what’s good, what’s bad, and what balance is needed.

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Dr. Clarke from the Medical College of Wisconsin offered information on Gastric Cancer.

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Dr. Edit Olasz Harken from the Medical College of Wisconsin offered information on the importance of Skin Protection.

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Hernias…painful, and if left untreated, they can lead to dangerous complications. Dr. Andrew Kastenmeier of the Medical College of Wisconsin explained what hernias are, and minimally-invasive surgical options to fix them.

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“Physician heal thyself” doesn’t work if a doctor is burned-out or depressed. Dr. Christopher Davis of the Medical College of Wisconsin revealed tactics that sustain resiliency and well-being in clinicians, and explains why that’s important for patients.

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Accidents happen, and sometimes traumatic injuries result. May is National Trauma Awareness Month, and Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini from the Medical College of Wisconsin frames trauma as a public health issue, and offers insights on how trauma is being treated as a disease.

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Dr. Hong from the Medical College of Wisconsin explores the topic of organ transplantation… where donated organs come from, the pressing issue of the organ shortage, and expertise of the physicians at MCW, Froedtert and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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It’s National Nurses week. Amanda Hall, an oncology nurse at Froedtert Hospital discussed what it means to live out her profession, how it’s impacted her life and the important lessons nursing has taught her.

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Dr. Joyce Sanchez from the Medical College of Wisconsin talked about the recent Measles outbreak. She discussed why this is happening, how to prevent contracting measles and how effective the vaccine is.

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Dr. Budithi from the Medical College of Wisconsin shared insight into anesthesia.

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