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When Mike Garren was growing up in Kenosha, he knew that his father, Dr. John T. Garren Jr., had served as an army surgeon in the Pacific theater of World War II.
In health care environments, nurses and doctors can closely monitor patients' medical regimen and schedules. But when a patient leaves the clinic or hospital to go home, the responsibility for care transitions to families and patients. The result: Regimens might not be adhered to as closely.
UW-Madison's second annual Corporate Open House, where companies are invited to campus to learn more about innovative opportunities for research, projects, talent, training and potential partnerships, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Signe Skott Cooper, who devoted over 60 years of her life to nursing education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and within the UW System, culminating in the naming of the future home of the School of Nursing for her, passed away on July 16, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison at the age of 92.
In an age when microbial pathogens are growing increasingly resistant to the conventional antibiotics used to tamp down infection, a team of Wisconsin scientists has synthesized a potent new class of compounds capable of curbing the bacteria that cause staph infections.
A software program for screening for cervical cancer, particularly in developing countries with limited resources, earned the top award and $10,000 in the Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing has received a gift of $5 million from John and Tashia Morgridge in honor of Mary and Carl Gulbrandsen, establishing two permanently endowed faculty chairs - one in pediatric nursing and one in health systems innovation.
UW-Madison’s Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) had offered classroom courses in patient advocacy before but last fall, for the first time, began an online option for its certificate program. Development of the online Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate was funded in part through a Morgridge Match Grant.
A team at UW–Madison says it has developed, for the first time, a way to move virtual objects in an immersive virtual reality environment through the use of muscle activity.
Ozaukee County residents are among the healthiest in Wisconsin, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
Event organizers today announced that the Dalai Lama will visit Madison on May 15, 2013, to lead "Change your Mind Change the World 2013," a series of panel discussions with thought leaders from a variety of fields, including neuroscience, economics and sustainability, moderated by Arianna Huffington and Daniel Goleman.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found a new way to accelerate a workhorse instrument that identifies proteins. The high-speed technique could help diagnose cancer sooner and point to new drugs for treating a wide range of conditions.
Recently, the Pentagon reported 349 military suicides in 2012 — outnumbering the 295 American soldiers who died in 2012 in Afghanistan — and warned of a worsening trend as more soldiers return stateside and transition back to their families and communities. The sobering statistics, advocates say, drive home the need for yet a stronger commitment to accessible community-based mental health services.
Scott A. Vanderloop of Appleton, Wis. received a second chance at life recently after becoming the 2,000th patient to receive a liver transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison.
The ultimate cause of hearing loss is usually found in the tiny hair cells that play the crucial role of converting sound waves into nerve impulses for delivery to the brain.
People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin–Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center.
Micah Chan, clinical chief of nephrology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, began conducting shared medical appointments for people with kidney disease two years ago. All groups have at least five patients and remain together from the first meeting.
Every day, patients take prescription medications, monitor vital signs or blood glucose levels, and even administer their own preventative care in the form of exercise and diet choices. It’s important for health care providers to understand how their patients actually perform these activities — yet do so without invading patients' privacy. Virtual reality makes that goal a reality.