Health

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.

At the Forefront of Migraine Surgery

Ahmed Afifi, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Catherine Accardi, Migraine Surgery Patient, discuss migraine pain relief through a simple nerve decompression procedure. After the treatment, approximately one-third of Dr. Afifi’s patients were relieved of their migraine pain.

Having the Best Hospitalization You Can

Elizabeth Chapman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, describes the risks of hospitalization, looks at factors which contribute to the risk, explores tactics to reduce the risk of hospitalization and introduces resources for older adults.

Understanding Burkitt's Lymphoma

Bill Sugden, Professor of Oncology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison, discusses Burkitt’s Lymphoma which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Sugden discusses the discovery of the disease and the work being done to develop therapies to treat this common cancer.

Managing Your Medications

Joseph Zorek, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison, discusses common medication-related problems, provides tips to avoid medication errors and explains how to work with a pharmacist to manage medications.

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