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.

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July 26, 2021 50 min
Medical experts and a patient discuss robotic technology and its use in thoracic surgery, surgery of the chest wall, esophagus and lungs. Our panel of experts include Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Mario Gasparri, Meg Shannon-Stone (NP) and Trish Wilcox (NP).
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On this week's Word on Medicine, a great show for you on Surgical Care and Recovery: medical experts and a patient discuss the process of care before and after surgery. We hope you'll join our panelists Dr. Njeri Wainaina from the Department of Medicine, Dr. Chris Fadumiye from the Department of Anesthesiology, and Amy Miskelley (BSN, RN, PACU Manager), Sara Betthauser, (MSN, RN, NE-BC, Perioperative RN Manager, Procedure ...
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July 12, 2021 48 min
On the Word on Medicine, we will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – our panel of experts and their patients will explain everything you want to know about Hip Replacement (and we may touch on the Knee as well). There is such an amazing amount of progress being made – and our panel of experts will tell you the whole story. So if you, a family member or a friend may need a new piece of har...
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June 28, 2021 52 min
On this week's Word on Medicine, we have an important program on The Making of a Doctor, an in-depth discussion from experts in medical education on the process of the making of a doctor, including insight into applying to medical school, the structure of medical school, and additional required training. Join our panel of experts, including Dr. William Hueston, Dr. Kenneth Simons, Dr. Travis Webb, and Dr. Megan Cory.
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On this week's Word on Medicine, the program is dedicated to Supportive Care, Caring for the Whole Patient. Medical experts and a patient discuss the importance of supportive care in cancer patients, addressing not only medical treatments, but also the psychological health and quality of life in caring for the whole patient. Our panel of experts includes Dr. Sumana Devata, Dr. Heidi Christianson, Julie Pruett (APNP) and Jamie ...
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May 23, 2021 50 min
On this week's Word on Medicine, we have a remarkable program on the field of Rheumatology, specifically lupus and arthritis. These are perhaps somewhat abstract and mysterious diseases –how would you know if you may have one of them, how are they treated and much more. We have an amazing panel of experts and, as usual, some patients who can share their perspective and personal stories from diagnosis to effective treatment. Fro...
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May 17, 2021 50 min
On this episode of The Word on Medicine, we have an amazing program on Quality in Healthcare. We will explain everything you want to know about the quality of care you receive at hospitals in this country and how we strive to make your care the best care in the world. What goes into the assessment of quality, how we monitor medical outcomes and everything we do to safeguard you, especially when in the most vulnerable of positions ...
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May 9, 2021 51 min
We have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – the truth about wearing masks, inside and outside; variants of the virus and their infectivity; vaccine implementation and potential side effects; and an update on treatment for those who may acquire COVID-19. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Njeri Wainaina, Mary Beth Graham, Kirsten Beyer, Frank Zhu and ...
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April 26, 2021 50 min
On this episode of The Word on Medicine, we will explain everything you ever wanted to know about the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals, and, of course, we will also focus on our great VA Hospital here in Milwaukee. We have an amazing panel of experts: from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Beth Gore is our faculty champion who put this program together. She will be joined by Dr. John (Mac) Longo also from Radiation Oncol...
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April 16, 2021 51 min
"The Word on Medicine” discussed Children's Chest Wall Anomalies. Medical experts and a patient discuss the symptoms and treatment of chest wall anomalies, such as pectus excavatum, that begin in childhood. Our panel of experts includes Dr. John Densmore from the Department of Surgery and Michelle Czarnecki (MSN, CPNP) and are joined by a very grateful patient who shared his amazing story.
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March 29, 2021 51 min
"The Word on Medicine” focused on Medical School Admissions. How does someone become a doctor: What goes into the decision to accept you into our medical school class? What goes into the preparation to become a doctor and what important qualities do medical schools such as MCW use to select those students who will have the privilege of caring for all of you as tomorrow’s doctors? MCW receives over 11,000 applications – how does...
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March 8, 2021 47 min
This program will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – we have one of our most exciting programs exploring medical discoveries as they are taken from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside. The use of cell-free DNA to detect chromosomal abnormalities and organ rejection (developed right here in Milwaukee by the Mitchell Laboratory), and emerging technology to bring personalized medicin...
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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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