Remaining Positive During Adversity

Sylvia Mackey, Co-Founder, John Mackey Fund, Inc., shares the story of her husband, John Mackey, a National Football League tight end, his battle with Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) and her advocacy work with football related illnesses.

Audiology Takes on Noise

Melanie Buhr-Lawler, Clinical Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders, UW-Madison, Rachael Jocewicz and Timothy Kuckuk, Research Assistants, Communication Sciences & Disorders, UW-Madison, discuss the Wisconsin Idea Outreach projects which focus on hearing loss prevention in rural workers and farmers.

Building a Dementia Capable Wisconsin

Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association of SE Wisconsin, discusses the efforts underway to educate and transform communities to care for a growing population of people with dementia.

Looking out for Bacterial Meningitis

Meredith Leigh, Advocate, National Meningitis Association, Sarah Van Orman, Executive Director, University Health Services, UW-Madison, and Craig Roberts, Epidemiologist and Physician Assistant, University Health Services, UW-Madison, discuss the signs and symptoms of bacterial meningitis and the need for prompt diagnosis and proper treatment.

Sanitation in Developing Countries

Norm Doll, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison, discusses water and sanitation issues in the slums of developing countries around the world. Doll highlights work being done in Nejapa, El Salvador to create a sanitation system.

The National Bike Challenge

Rob Gusky, Engineering Technical Leader, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, explains the background behind the National Bike Challenge he founded in 2008. The goal of the challenge is to encourage participants to ride for fun, improved health and a better environment.

Living Kidney Donation and Transplantation

Didier Mandelbrot, Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation, UW Health, Christine Lillesand, Kidney Transplant Coordinator, UW Health, Rebecca Hays, Independent Living Donor Advocate, UW Health, explore the process for living kidney donation and transplant, discuss the trends in kidney transplantation and answer questions for those needing transplants and those considering donating kidneys.

Emerging Diseases of the 21st Century

Dennis Maki, Professor Emeritus, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses the history of infectious diseases and how to prepare for these emerging diseases at the global, national, state and local levels. Maki focuses on the Ebola virus and looks toward future global threats which could be more devastating that the Ebola outbreak.

Antibiotics in Poultry Production

Mark Cook, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison, analyzes the use of antibiotics in poultry production and describes alternatives that he and his colleagues have developed. Cook looks at the impact of new poultry housing regulations in California.

Strokes 101

Justin Sattin, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, offers basic information about strokes. Sattin discusses the two kinds of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhage, causes, recognizing the signs, and treatment options.


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