Health

Health

Are You Really Sleeping? Sleep and the Brain

Stephanie Jones, Assistant Director at the UW Center for Sleep and Consciousness, explains the benefits associated with getting enough sleep. Jones discusses the impact sleep has on brain health, brain development and disease.

Plant Pigmentation: Where Beauty Meets Science

Amy Freidig, Program Assistant in the Master Gardener Program at UW-Extension, discusses the five most common plant pigments. Freidig explains the science behind the colors and highlights the health benefits that each pigmentation provides to fruits and vegetables.

Long Term Care Planning

Angie Joy and Barb Engelhart, Information and Assistance Specialists at ADRC Northwest Wisconsin, focus on what you need to know to get your affairs in order, what long term health care options and services are available, how to finance long term care, options for staying in your own home and what to consider when thinking about end of life issues.

Healthy Living Tips for Your Brain and Body

Sharlene Bellefeuille, Community Outreach Specialist at the Alzheimer's Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter, shares the latest research on lifestyle choices which can help to keep your brain and body healthy as you get older. Bellefeuille provides tips for exercising and healthy eating and suggests cognitive activities to keep your brain active.

Sleep and Aging

Steven Barczi, Professor of Geriatrics at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explores the relationship between sleep and health. Barczi offers strategies for improving the quality of sleep.

Therapeutic Gardening

Jennifer Happ, Day Service Coordinator at Riverfront Inc., creates gardens designed to heal. Happ introduces tools intended to aid with strength, flexibility and range of motion issues.

Caring for Your Heart and Arteries

K. Craig Kent, Chair of the Department of Surgery; Mohamed Hamdan, Head of Cardiovascular Medicine; Richard Page, Chair of the Department of Medicine; Heather Johnson, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine; and Lucian Lozonschi, Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, follow Mr. and Mrs. Smith through their cardiac care.

Innovations in Medicine

Carla Pugh, Professor in the Department of Surgery; Michael Bassetti, Assistant Professor of Oncology; J. Louis Hinshaw, Professor in the Department of Radiology; and Igor Iruretagoyena, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health share information about new and exciting advances in their fields of medicine.

Sleep and Society

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.

Don't Fall Down

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.

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