The Word on Medicine

The Word on Medicine

Highlights medical innovation and discovery. The Word on Medicine, where knowledge is changing life, by making tomorrow better than yesterday.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 48 min
We have a great show that will provide all of the answers on a disease called Multiple Myeloma. You will hear from Dr. Parameswaran Hari, Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at MCW, along with Dr. Binod Dhakal, who is an Associate Professor in this division and an expert in what is called CAR T-cell therapy. Myeloma is a cancer of certain blood cells (the plasma cells, a form of white blood cell) – and can be very conf...
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February 8, 2021 49 min
Experts and patients discussed the status and impact of the opioid epidemic, and alternative strategies for managing pain after surgery to decrease the use of opioids. Panelists include Drs. Carrie Peterson, William Peppard, Jon Gould, Colleen Trevino, Sarah Endrizzi, and Jenessa Price, with two grateful patients sharing their stories.
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Medical experts and a patient discuss the impact of amputation and innovative treatments to manage chronic pain. Panelists for this show include Dr. Anthony LoGiudice, Dr. Jill Martin, and Dr. David Del Toro.
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January 9, 2021 47 min
The next Word on Medicine is 11th program devoted to the coronavirus/COVID-19. We have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – how are COVID numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation – what is all this talk on the UK variant - where are we with vaccine implementation and other additional therapies. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Joyce Sanchez,...
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Experts discuss how to find meaning and purpose during this holiday season, after a long and difficult year for everyone.
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November 30, 2020 50 min
Patient stories that we know will provide hope and inspiration, especially for those of you struggling with personal challenges at this time, even if that challenge is not related to medical illness. You do not want to miss this program – patients and doctors tell their stories of hope, advocacy, personal and emotional strength and great courage. You will find this program uplifting and inspiring as you face today and tomorrow.
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November 30, 2020 49 min
With the recent deaths of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Alex Trebek, pancreatic cancer has once again received international attention. As the second leading cause of adult cancer death in the state of Wisconsin behind just lung cancer, pancreatic cancer is undoubtedly a very important topic for all of you. We have an all-star panel of experts for you this Saturday – Drs. Susan Tsai and Mandana Kamgar from the Medical College of Wisconsi...
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November 21, 2020 48 min
This represents the 10th program we have devoted to COVID-19. We will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – how are COVID numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation? Where are we with rapid testing? And most importantly, the latest on vaccine development, implementation and other additional therapies. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Njeri Wain...
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November 2, 2020 48 min
This show is devoted to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Most of you have heard the term lymphoma, but suspect many do not know what this disease is or how it is treated. Drs. Tim Fenske and Sumana Devata from the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology at MCW lead this discussion, along with two of their patients whose stories you will enjoy.
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October 17, 2020 49 min
Patients and medical experts highlight updates in breast cancer treatments, focusing on advances that have been made to perform less invasive procedures and improve quality of life, while still maintaining survival
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September 26, 2020 46 min
Welcome to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – September 26th represents our 9th program devoted to COVID-19 and the 77th unique program produced by The Word on Medicine team. We have a great show for you this week which provides all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – how are COVID numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation? where are we with rapid testing? the latest on remdesivi...
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September 14, 2020 52 min
Patients and medical experts discuss the significance of bone marrow transplant and cell therapy in saving lives for patients with blood cancers.
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August 24, 2020 50 min
Medical experts discuss the importance of blood donations for adults and children. Become a donor now and save lives!
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August 3, 2020 50 min
Welcome to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – August 1st represents the eighth program we have devoted to COVID-19 and our 74th unique program produced by The Word on Medicine team. We have a great show for you this week which covers all of the controversies and questions you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine: will there be another surge when the weather turns cooler, when can those over the age of 70 ven...
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July 27, 2020 47 min
The Word on Medicine brings you another special edition devoted to COVID-19. We have a great program, starting with a COVID-19 update from our medical experts, Drs. Ledeboer, Wainaina, and Graham. Then we will review recent trends in Milwaukee, discuss when a vaccine may be available, and specifically address the controversy of going back to school (and college) with Drs. Cassidy, Sanchez, Graham and Frank. Dr. Mike Frank will also...
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July 20, 2020 50 min
Medical experts and patients discuss various ways, including lifestyle changes and medication, to help control high blood pressure. A great show for anyone with high blood pressure, or any chronic medical condition!
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June 29, 2020 47 min
Learn about an incredibly important national research initiative that will transform healthcare for generations, and how MCW is part of that history.
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June 8, 2020 51 min
Today, we have a program devoted to Dementia – many of you refer to this as Alzheimer’s Disease and our experts will help us with terminology and definitions. The Word on Medicine welcomes Drs. Angela Beckert and Cara O’Brien from the Department of Geriatrics at MCW, Sue Moser, a medical social worker at Froedtert Hospital who is very involved with Alzheimer’s Associations across the state and Dr. Kieran McAvoy who is both physici...
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May 18, 2020 53 min
This program represents the 70th unique program. A huge thank you to our producer Dave Michaels, my cohost Dr. Rana Higgins and our Word on Medicine team including Linda Klagstad and Drs. Tracy Wang, John Fangman and Joyce Sanchez – a remarkable accomplishment to reach program #70. And #70 is a fantastic show - devoted to Heart Disease in Women in honor of National Women’s Health Week, brought to you by an incredibly talented gr...
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May 11, 2020 49 min
Welcome back to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – this Saturday's show represents the sixth program in our series on COVID-19 and our second program devoted to recovery. We have another fantastic program lined up, starting with a COVID-19 update from our experts that you have come to know very well (Drs. Fangman, Sanchez, Graham and Ledeboer). Then we will have an amazing story of life saving treatment from Dr...
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