Tag Health & medicine

Study aims to help with “quarantine 15” weight management

July 3, 2020

Many people are eating more and exercising less since the pandemic began. Those who are interested can go to Partner2Lose.com to fill out an online screening form and see if they qualify.

COVID Questions: Polite distancing, second wave, should I get a test

June 23, 2020

Answers to your COVID-19 questions, including: Do you have tips for effective and polite (or at least non-confrontational) ways to ask strangers to move away from you when they're not wearing a mask?

Schauer leads COVID-19 testing efforts at hygiene lab

May 22, 2020

James Schauer holds a unique position as both an air pollution expert and a leader in the state’s response to the pandemic.

Chancellor: Public universities are on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle

May 12, 2020

"In record time, we’ve put together public-private partnerships of scientists, engineers, public health experts, manufacturers and many others to address the pandemic," Chancellor Blank writes in a piece coauthored with Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

UW Health expands COVID-19 testing

May 4, 2020

UW Health has more than doubled the number of daily completed tests. People with at least one mild symptom can be tested.

UW-Madison faculty, students help create COVID-19 app for Wisconsinites

May 4, 2020

Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their  communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.

The perfect match: UW alum donates bone marrow to blood cancer patient

April 29, 2020

Kelsey Rahe’s act of heroism has even received national recognition. She was featured on ABC’s World News Tonight — a show hosted by David Muir, who was also the UW commencement speaker when Rahe graduated in 2018. 

Report finds regional health, economic factors are key to reopening Wisconsin economy

April 28, 2020

“Policymakers will need to balance the health risks of relaxing social distancing guidelines with the economic costs of maintaining the restrictions,” says Professor Noah Williams. “We provide metrics to help inform decisions on those tradeoffs."

UW–Madison researchers tracking travel, social media to help contain virus

April 13, 2020

New data shows that Wisconsinites traveled more during Tuesday’s election than they did on the days leading up to the statewide vote, according to University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers who are tracking the mobility of Americans increasingly urged to stay still.

UW–Madison publishing and printing team makes face shields to protect UW Hospital workers

April 3, 2020

“It’s literally like Santa’s workshop – everybody’s playing a part to get this done … We’re in this doom and gloom time, and this is a way they can help at a time when many feel hopeless."

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

Newly identified cellular trash removal program helps create new neurons

February 27, 2020

New research by University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists reveals how a cellular filament helps neural stem cells clear damaged and clumped proteins, an important step in eventually producing new neurons.

Cells carrying Parkinson’s mutation could lead to new model for studying disease

February 27, 2020

The edited cells are a step toward studying the degenerative neurological disorder in a primate model, which has proven elusive.

Invention is an insulin innovation

January 21, 2020

A University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus is now selling a patented device to help people with diabetes safely and easily inject insulin with just one hand.

Access to Medicare increases cancer detection, reduces cancer mortality rate

January 13, 2020

Access to Medicare significantly affects detection of certain cancers and life expectancy following cancer diagnosis, according to a new study from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

75 years later, UW–Madison inventors aim to replace old-style breast-surgery marker

January 3, 2020

Under Elucent's system, a SmartClip is placed in a patient's tumor that emits a high frequency signal or “chirp” when activated, so it can guide the surgeon to the tissue that needs to be removed.

In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55

October 28, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher says the findings "show us areas where we need to invest resources in services, treatment and research.”