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Stories of life-changing treatment at UW Health

March 12, 2021

One patient was the first in Wisconsin to receive a double-lung transplant after COVID-19. Another had a brain tumor successfully removed after a poor prognosis.

UW Health’s healthcare heroes have stepped up

March 5, 2021

Their roles range from administering tests to caring for patients to ramping up telehealth, and they've worked long hours to help all of us through this difficult time.

Badger Talks video: Coping with symptoms of depression

January 12, 2021

In this week’s Badger Talks video, UW Health clinical psychologist Shanda Wells talks about how people can cope if they’re experiencing symptoms of depression and how to know when it’s time to seek out professional help.

Santa visits kids in hospital — through video call

December 17, 2020

The pandemic can't stop a visit from Santa Claus. The jolly one on Wednesday made video visits with patients at American Family Children's Hospital.

Vaccine arrives at UW Health

December 14, 2020

UW Health received its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine the morning of Monday, Dec. 14. By early afternoon, the first doses were given to frontline medical personnel.

Preparing for the vaccine

December 9, 2020

In anticipation of the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, UW Health is training staff to administer them to tier 1A front-line healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing…

Health care workers appeal to people of Wisconsin for help

November 22, 2020

Hundreds of UW Health workers call on the people of Wisconsin to take precautions against COVID-19 to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

Guidelines and recommendations for quarantining at home

November 16, 2020

Quarantining is an important tool in containing spread of the disease, and UW Health officials want to share some recommendations on how to effectively quarantine.

UW Health and UW focus on diversity for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

September 3, 2020

As UW Health begins scheduling participants for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study, experts are focused on equity and inclusion to ensure a diverse population takes part. "People of color are a vital population to making this study a success."

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.

COVID questions: HVAC spread; indoor swimming; national debt

August 13, 2020

Can COVID-19 spread through a building's HVAC system? Is it safe to swim in an indoor pool? Can people doing work in my house leave the virus for me?

COVID-19 testing: Know before you go

July 7, 2020

With public demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing increasing significantly, it is important that patients and the community understand where to seek testing, depending on whether one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

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.

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.

School of Pharmacy team produces hand sanitizer for UW Health

April 10, 2020

The school's Zeeh Pharmaceutical Experiment Station started production on March 20 and, in less than a week, provided more than 100 gallons of vitally important sanitizer.

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.

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.