Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University, discusses how industrialization has transitioned our sleep patterns into a consolidated model, where we sleep through the night. Our agrarian roots allowed for a biphasic, dividing your sleep into two periods, or polyphasic, sleeping numerous times during twenty four hours, model.
Kathleen Walsh, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, provides a list of factors that can influence whether an older person will fall. Walsh looks at a fall risk equation and discusses how to prevent a fall.
Kristin Litzelman, Integrated Specialist in Human Development and Family Studies at UW-Extension, defines the work of informal caregivers, discusses why caregiving is important and shares results of her research of spousal support of cancer survivors.
Laura Daniels, General Manager at Heartwood Farm, Cobb, WI, John Quirk, Director of Marketing at Rural Mutual Insurance, and Cathy Mess, Dairy Farmer from Milford, WI, discuss ways to make farming safer. Daniels focuses on farm traditions which should be changed, Quirk shares stories of accidents that have occurred and Mess talks about her losses due to a farming accident.
Alexis Eastman, Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at UW Department of Medicine, focuses on physiological and psychological changes that occur as we age. Eastman explains why the body changes and provides suggestions for slowing the aging process.
David O'Connor, Professor in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UW-Madison, shares information about the Zika virus, how the disease is transmitted and potential complications, and compares it to the AIDS epidemic.
Stephen Sauer, Associate Professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses common problems with eyes as we get older. Sauer focuses on eyelid and cornea issues, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and vascular occlusions and presents treatment options.
Sarah L. Bradley, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lindsay M. Geier, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and Aaron M. Wieland, Clinical Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, from the UW School of Medicine, explain the causes and effects of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and provide information about the vaccination.
Kreg Gruben, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, focuses on walking and the impact a stroke has on muscle control. Gruben discusses the physics behind rotational motion control and movement.
Brian Parks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison, explores the relationship between genetics and a predisposition to obesity. Parks focuses on the protein leptin which can help to regulate food intake.