Strong Women, Strong Bones

Angela Flickinger, Family Living Educator at UW-Extension Rock County, introduces a StrongWoman™ training program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and Rebecca Seguin of Tufts University. Flickinger leads the participants in strength training exercises designed to maintain fitness and to increase both strength and bone density.

Creative Coping with Chronic Disease

Heidi Beckman, Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Health Psychology at UW Health, explores the challenges of living with chronic illness. Beckman discusses the phases of the chronic illness journey and offers suggestions for managing the disease.

Community Food Access Through Farmers Markets

University of Wisconsin Extension experts in horticulture and nutrition education join to discuss how to address the nutritional needs of the community through farmers markets. The panel provides information about the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program which enables vendors to accept FoodShare and Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) payments.

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.


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