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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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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May 3, 2020 48 min
As the weather improves we want to keep you safe as you embark on hiking trips, chase golf balls into the rough and try to expand your yard into the adjacent woods. Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus can be contracted from ticks and mosquitos in the Midwest and beyond – and you will hear from our patients to prove it. Fortunately, the MCW Infectious Diseases Clinic is here to help! Listen to this program and you will know where an...
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April 27, 2020 48 min
Medical experts and patients discuss the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of blood clots
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This program is the first in our recovery series to bring you all out of the coronavirus pandemic. You will hear the latest information on how we are safely caring for non-COVID-19 patients and why many treatments unrelated to coronavirus must still be performed, especially as it relates to this Saturday’s topic “Cancer Surgery in the Era of the COVID-19.” For those of you who may be concerned about coming to the hospital for so-c...
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April 18, 2020 49 min
Do we love each other yet? To put our struggles in perspective: this week in 1970, Apollo 13 safely returned to Earth after a close brush with disaster and the potential death of all three astronauts. Following the NASA Director’s comment: “This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever experienced,” Gene Kranz replied, “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.” This is our fifth program on COVID-...
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April 12, 2020 53 min
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are more powerful than any locks you have on your exterior doors. We all must be getting tired of sheltering in place, but we will tell you why this is important – what the “curve” is, how we can flatten it and when there may be light at the end of the tunnel. You will hear the latest information on treatment from physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin to inc...
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April 4, 2020 52 min
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19 are now household names. The news is filled with information on this pandemic, but it is often sensationalized and presented with a political bias. In contrast, “The Word on Medicine” presents impartial, objective information from true experts in the field. You will hear the latest information on testing and treatment from physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin...
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March 28, 2020 50 min
The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which is responsible for the disease we know as COVID-19: get the facts – how it developed, where we are now in testing and treatment, and more from experts at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Listen to the second of our four-part weekly series on the pandemic as we air Coronavirus Part II, a series of weekly special broadcasts of “The Word on Medicine” from physicians with boots on the ground ...
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March 22, 2020 52 min
COVID-19, the unique pandemic that has our lives turned upside down - - what is COVCID-19 and what is the Medical college of Wisconsin doing about it. Please tune in to WISN and learn from experts and our leadership – this, the first of a series of four weekly special broadcasts of “The Word on Medicine” which will provide you accurate information from physicians with boots on the ground caring for patients every day. We explain ...
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Medical experts and a patient discuss life-saving advanced technology that helps patients with severe heart and lung problems
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February 24, 2020 49 min
Everything from professional athletics to the weekend warrior to hand injuries which we hope are preventable – especially when those hands find their way into the snow blower, lawn mower and other tools around the house! I know that you will find today’s program full of useful information – along with really great insights from our team physicians for professional, college and regional high school athletic teams. If the Packers ...
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February 3, 2020 49 min
Everyone listening either has high blood pressure or knows someone who is taking some sort of medication for elevated blood pressure. Did you know that there are some correctable causes of high blood pressure? The Word on Medicine will explore the causes and treatments of high blood pressure (also referred to as hypertension) with experts in the field from the Medical College of Wisconsin. We will hear from patients who underwen...
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January 20, 2020 49 min
Medical experts and a patient discuss surgical options and recovery from breast reconstruction.
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January 6, 2020 48 min
Medical experts and a patient discuss the symptoms and treatment of esophageal cancer
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December 17, 2019 50 min
Medical experts and a patient discuss the impact of venous disease and varicose veins on quality of life and options for treatment
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December 17, 2019 48 min
HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus - - so many misconceptions and so much that is poorly understood. The Word on Medicine will change that with this enlightening program which covers everything from how this virus is transmitted, to how common it is in Wisconsin (and this country), including the many advances in diagnosis and treatment. Did you realize that HIV can be detected with a simple blood test, treatment is virtually 100% ...
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November 11, 2019 56 min
Medical experts discuss the impact of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure in pregnancy and a patient discusses her personal experience with a high risk pregnancy
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October 27, 2019 48 min
A patient shares her story of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer while she was pregnant, and her medical team discusses the complexity of her care
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October 23, 2019 57 min
What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, how do health care disparities effect members of our community, how do we address implicit biases which may impede the delivery of comprehensive and compassionate health care – for answers to these and other very important questions listen to this amazing edition of The Word on Medicine. The Inclusion Health Clinic is Wisconsin’s first LGBTQ health clinic and p...
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