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Coverage for people with pre-existing conditions improved under the Affordable Care Act

October 15, 2020

Health insurance coverage for people with chronic diseases increased by 7 percentage points after key Affordable Care Act provisions were implemented in 2014, according to the research.

COVID questions: elevators, staying informed, campus testing

August 27, 2020

Is it safer to take the stairs or the elevator? How do I find the most accurate and latest information about COVID-19? What are my testing options on campus?

At University Hospital, damage and shock in aftermath of 1970 Sterling Hall bombing

August 18, 2020

The blast shattered most of the hospital's east-facing windows, including those in the intensive care unit. “Our assignment was to pick glass off of patients,” remembers a nursing student.

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.

UW–Madison and UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials

June 24, 2020

Among the latest is a study examining the potential for an existing drug to treat a serious and often deadly complication of a COVID-19 infection.

UW Health dermatologist researching ‘COVID Toes’ in children

June 10, 2020

Researchers are studying how the skin condition referred to as “COVID toes” is a connected to the virus; whether it is symptom of a COVID-19 infection or an immune response to the virus.

Maps provide zip code detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin

April 23, 2020

The data from the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health will help public health officials and health systems prepare for hospitalizations, distribute protective equipment, or target communications to at-risk populations.

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 study designs novel approach for better understanding teens and technology

February 14, 2020

Researchers at UW have designed a scale, The Adolescents’ Digital Technology Interactions and Importance, that measures the importance of social media interactions. This novel approach proposes…

Dr. Amy Fiedler selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

January 30, 2020

The program brings together a diverse network of 60 leaders from around the nation. Fiedler, a cardiac surgeon, is working on a leadership project for a cardia surgical unit in Rwanda.

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.

Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery

December 5, 2019

The researchers were able to demonstrate that delirium is associated with injury to nervous tissue in the brain that could lead to loss of cognitive ability.

UW–Madison center will coordinate data for cancer clinical trials

October 1, 2019

The network will conduct early phase clinical trials to assess the safety, tolerability and cancer prevention potential of agents and interventions of varying classes in order to advance their further clinical development for cancer prevention.

Moving beyond hype: Could one-two treatment restore damaged heart muscle?

September 27, 2019

UW-Madison researchers hope a combination of two cutting-edge approaches would use a fabric-like material to prevent “wash-out” and successfully implant cardiomyocytes to damaged hearts.

Remembering Heidi Dvinge

September 26, 2019

On Sept. 20, Professor Heidi Dvinge passed away unexpectedly. Her colleagues describe her tragic loss as “devastating.”

Affordable Care Act slashed uninsured rate among people with diabetes

September 24, 2019

In 2009 and 2010, 17 percent of adults who were under age 65 and had diabetes were uninsured. After the ACA took effect, that percentage declined by 12 percentage points and by 27 percentage points among those with low income.

Nugent named inaugural Chief Clinical Officer for SMPH and UW Health

August 21, 2019

Elizabeth Nugent is charged with leading the establishment of the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health as a premier clinical research organization.

New director of UW CIPE focuses on health-care collaboration

August 8, 2019

He says CIPE’s focus on team-based learning and practice will provide UW–Madison health sciences students purposefully-designed interprofessional learning and socialization, both of which will better prepare them for team-based practice.