Tag UW Health

Marriage made in heaven: Digital inhaler add-on offers slick aid to asthma care

April 19, 2017

Propeller Health makes an add-on device for inhalers that communicates with a smartphone that records the use of routine preventative medicines and “rescue” medications intended to open constricted airways.

Protein’s flexibility helps its response to diverse pollutants

April 14, 2017

How some industrial pollutants or abnormal levels of cellular metabolites contribute to diverse human diseases is now more clearly understood, based on a new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) and the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.

They look like surgeons: UW Health women surgeons spark meme

April 13, 2017

Take a magazine cover drawn by a French artist, add in the feminist spirit of Wisconsin surgeons, and you get a Twitter meme that travels the world.

UW-Madison spinoff releases new module to help women, doctors decide on mammogram

January 24, 2017

HealthDecision, LLC, a 7-year old startup with deep roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has just released the fourth module in a series intended to help doctors and patients share decisions.

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.

Mainstay clerk celebrates 50 years of reliability at UW Hospital

September 9, 2014

The Neurosciences ICU on the fourth floor of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is normally a hushed and darkened spot. It’s kept that way for the comfort of patients, who have recently survived brain surgery, stroke or some manner of head trauma. But on a Thursday in May, there was an uncharacteristic party going in the employee break room. It was a celebration of health unit clerk Sharon Dickey’s 50th anniversary at the hospital.

Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter

February 13, 2014

After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter.

Junior Cal Melberg becomes ‘the match’

February 12, 2014

After attending a Be the Match bone marrow donor registration event on campus last May, UW–Madison junior Cal Melberg knew his chances of ever being matched were slim. Then, in September, he got the call.