Tag Health care

Wisconsin cancer patients test encouraging lymphoma treatment

December 27, 2016

Half of the patients in a Wisconsin Oncology Network clinical trial for a rare blood cancer are still in remission eight years after beginning treatment, according to new results of a follow-up to the study, led by UW hematologist Julie Chang.

Awake despite anesthesia? Study finds risk lower than thought

December 15, 2016

A new study found that, contrary to many previous studies, just more than 4 percent of surgical patients were conscious while under general anesthesia. None remembered it afterward.

Nurses keep hospital patients moving with help from UW researchers

November 22, 2016

UW–Madison School of Nursing researchers set out to get hospital patients on their feet and walking — movement that could drastically change the shape in which they leave the hospital. They found success in a 13-week pilot study with the help of nurses in a unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Invention could help diabetics with safer, surer insulin injections

November 14, 2016

Shawn Michels, a UW–Madison student and diabetic, has invented an add-on to conventional insulin pens that allows users to make their injections with one hand.

Program recognized for advancing education of Wisconsin nurses

November 2, 2016

The BSN@Home program is an online bachelor’s degree-completion program that provides a flexible distance learning option for busy registered nurses.

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

October 26, 2016

Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.

Study links changes in collagen to worse pancreatic cancer prognosis

October 21, 2016

The study reinforces growing evidence that collagen, which forms fibrous networks in skin, tendons and muscles, is intimately involved in several cancers.

UW-Madison recommends meningitis B vaccination for undergraduates; free immunizations available beginning Oct. 20

October 14, 2016

The recommendation comes in response to two confirmed cases in students last week. Both students are currently recovering.

UW-Madison students hospitalized with meningitis

October 7, 2016

Two UW–Madison students were hospitalized with meningococcal disease this week, with one case being identified as serogroup B. Both students are currently recovering.

Study: Working with others can help prevent Alzheimer’s

July 25, 2016

New research from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center shows that people whose jobs involve complex interactions with other people fare the best as their brains age. These include jobs that involve mentoring, negotiating or teaching.

Unparalleled pomp attends professor’s Finnish fete

July 5, 2016

Sociology Professor Douglas Maynard has received many honors in his career but until recently, they never came with a sword.

Leadership institute aims to help researchers target health disparities

June 10, 2016

The week-long “research boot camp” is for investigators, particularly from underrepresented communities, doing research on health disparities and health equity.

Brenner’s simpler fertility test is basis for promising UW–Madison spinoff

April 28, 2016

BluDiagnostics co-founder Katie Brenner says the idea came directly from her own difficulty with conception.

Limited health plans could improve care, reduce costs

July 7, 2015

Insurance plans that include only a subset of all hospitals and physicians in a geographic area can be tools for improving health care and controlling costs, La Follette School of Public Affairs Professor David Weimer and two co-authors suggest in an essay published in June in the Journal of the American Medical Association.