Tag Health

UW-Madison partners with Madison high schools to promote college and career readiness

June 12, 2018

In a partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District, UW–Madison is making strides in showing high school students the opportunities they have for post-secondary education.

Barbershop health center will broaden its efforts to reduce health disparities with community grant

June 5, 2018

Aaron Perry, a former UW–Madison police officer who is living with diabetes, has spent years unraveling the complex relationship between black men and the world-class health care system in Dane County. He founded the non-profit Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association in 2007 to help other black men with diabetes and reduce health disparities in his community.

Two researchers honored for biomedical work

May 8, 2018

The Hartwell Foundation Individual Biomedical Research Awards recognize exceptional scientists who are pursuing biomedical research to advance children’s health.

Fueled by tragedy, Cardiac on Campus helps students take care of hearts

April 11, 2018

The organization hosts fundraising events to install AEDs, teaches students and community members CPR for free, and raises awareness about heart disease, the number one killer in the U.S.

Long-term cancer survivor beats odds, prompts study

April 3, 2018

The unusual case of Margaret “Peg” Geisler has inspired an international search for “extreme survivors” of metastatic breast cancer. “They never teach you about patients like Peg in medical school," says UW Health oncologist Mark Burkard.

Forecasting antibiotic resistance with a ‘weather map’ of local data

February 22, 2018

To help physicians choose the best antibiotic first, researchers in the School of Pharmacy and the State Cartographer's Office are drawing inspiration from the weather.

To sleep, perchance to forget

February 17, 2018

The debate in sleep science has gone on for a generation. People and other animals sicken and die if they are deprived of sleep, but why is sleep so essential?

UW startup’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

February 8, 2018

The wearable system developed by Torq Labs is designed to help runners avoid injury by tracking leg movement with wireless sensors that transmit data to a smartphone app.

Bringing cheap and accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

January 18, 2018

Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.

Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

December 12, 2017

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.

Designer molecule points to treatment for diseases caused by DNA repeats

November 30, 2017

“Most young people with Friedreich’s ataxia develop severe heart problems and are wheelchair-bound," says researcher Aseem Ansari, "but the disease is so rare that few drug companies invest in it."

Medical minds

November 30, 2017

Knowing that your doctor is under stress may not be comforting, but it might put you more at ease to know that mindfulness — the practice of training your brain to cultivate well-being — is now being taught in medical school.

Video game improves balance in youth with autism

November 21, 2017

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.