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Badger brothers: Saving lives and striving for a healthier world

May 14, 2020

Identical twin physicians Jesse and Joel Charles say COVID-19 "has revealed a deep unfairness," affecting the disabled, the mentally ill, and communities of color more severely than others.

Teams from Wisconsin, New York search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Morgridge Institute researchers are hoping to better understand what factors influence whether a patient will suffer from complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Firefighters parade in support of health workers

April 24, 2020

Fire engines from local Madison stations circled the VA Hospital, UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital, flashing their lights and sounding their sirens in appreciation of medical staff for their work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Researchers at UW–Madison lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Early modeling results show that the speed of viral transmission has slowed since Wisconsin's first “Safer at Home” executive order, demonstrating that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

UW–Madison engineer works with local health leaders to develop COVID-19 prediction models

April 17, 2020

The models use a swath of relevant, research-based parameters to predict the number of cases of in the region.

Extension offers guidance on operating a farm during the pandemic

April 17, 2020

While much of the negative impact on agriculture by COVID-19 is out of farmers' control, there are things they can do now to reduce or prevent the impact of the virus on the health and productivity of their farm.

Survey: Many still find it hard to stay home during pandemic, worry about mental health during isolation

March 24, 2020

Most people are motivated to physically separate themselves from others to help stop the spread of coronavirus, a UW survey shows, but obligations to work and family and mental health concerns make staying apart a challenge.

New master’s degree in health informatics meets industry need

March 24, 2020

The degree provides students with the experience and foundation they need to create innovative solutions aimed at improving current health care practices. Upon graduation, they should be prepared to make data-driven decisions in health policy, data security and clinical practice.

UW Health March 19 Daily Update: Caring for Cancer Patients

March 19, 2020

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center continues to care for cancer patients by using telehealth technology, expanding screening, and extending in-home care options to address the unique challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six possible impacts of COVID-19 on farming

March 18, 2020

Only time will reveal the severity of the impacts on agriculture from the novel coronavirus. Here is what farmers, farming families, ag employers and ag employees need to be aware of and plan for.

UW Health March 18 daily update: Increased Capacity for Telehealth and Virtual Visits

March 18, 2020

UW Health is leveraging telehealth technology in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic while also addressing our community’s more routine medical needs and appointments.

UW Health March 17 update: Social distancing now even more important

March 17, 2020

With today’s announcement that we have community spread of the Coronavirus in the Madison area, we want to remind everyone that practicing social distancing is CRITICALLY important.