Health

Health

Promote Health and Prevent Obesity

University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living, 4-H, Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program and the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network specialists report on their work to provide nutritional information to families and youth and to encourage increased activity levels.

PTSD, Brain Injury and the Veteran Experience

Tim Juergens, Director of the Comprehensive Sleep Program at the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital, and Michael Messina, Director of the PTSD Clinical Team at the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital, discuss trauma and traumatic brain injury focusing on ways veterans are affected in civilian and military life.

Healthy Minds

Robin Goldman, Assistant Scientist at the Center for Investigating Health Minds at the Waisman Center, joins UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri to focus on factors which lead to emotional well-being.

The World's Second-Most Popular Drug

Kevin Strang, Faculty Associate in the Department of Neuroscience at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, joins UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri to discuss alcohol consumption. Strang focuses on why people drink, how neurological systems are effected by alcohol and looks at historical and cultural aspects of drinking.

Cardiovascular Health and Cholesterol

Patrick McBride, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UW School of Medicine and Public Health joins UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri to explain the roles high cholesterol and obesity play in heart disease. McBride discusses common clinical and public health concerns and explores nutrition and activity as preventative options to control cholesterol and obesity.

Nutrition and Health

Susan Nitzke, Professor Emeritus, Nutritional Sciences, UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joins Bassam Shakhashiri’s Chemistry and Society class to discuss health and dietary issues that have an impact on society. Nitzke focuses on the crossroads between food, nutrition and social concerns.

Understanding On-Farm Food Safety

Erin Silva, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison, discusses food borne illnesses and introduces good food safety practices for the farmers. Silva offers training and support to growers through UW-Extension programs.

The Science of Comfort

Kathryn Schueller, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, UW Hospital and Clinics, discusses palliative care, how it relates to hospice, its role in modern medicine and the elements of a palliative care encounter.

Infectious Diseases: Megabugs

Dennis Maki, Professor Emeritus, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Alex Lepak, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Nasia Safdar, Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; and David Andes, Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discuss drug resistant infections.

Societal Perceptions of Aging

Betsy Abramson, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, shares the history, origins, definitions and examples of ageism in the United States. Abramson explores the language use that is commonly used to perpetuate ageism and offers recommendations to combat the stereotypes.

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