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Panel Discussion on Cochlear Implants – Ep. 736

Ruth Litovsky, a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison and Samuel Gubbels, an assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology at the UW Dept. of Surgery, moderate a panel discussion on cochlear implants. Panel participants include implant recipients and their families: Sharla Benson, Carol Benson, Carol Burns, Josh Reiher, Chris Roy, Jen Roy and Joseph Roy.

Cochlear Implants in Adults and Children – Ep. 732

Ruth Litovsky, a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at UW-Madison, discusses the recent advances in cochlear implants and their future possibilities. Litovsky explains that the desired goal has progressed to having hearing impaired adults and children able to hear on an equalized basis with people who have normal acoustic hearing.

Pediatric Cochlear Implants - Ep. 731

Diane Heatley, the Medical Director at the American Family Children's Hospital, discusses the history of cochlear implants in hearing impaired children.

Medical Aspects of Cochlear Implantation - Ep. 733

Samuel Gubbels, an assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology at the UW Dept. of Surgery, discusses the medical aspects of cochlear implantation and novel therapies for hearing loss.

Exploring the Impacts of Wildlife Diseases - Ep. 730

F. Joshua Dein, a veterinary medical officer, USGS, National Wildlife Health Center in Madison,explores the current and potential effects of wildlife diseases on the public, the economy and the environment. Learn what steps you can take to increase our knowledge about wildlife diseases, and minimize their impact.

Clostridium Difficile Infections - Ep. 725

Nasia Safdar, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison, examines the efficacy of novel interventions to reduce healthcare-associated infection. These interventions include the use of probiotics for reducing colonization by Clostridium difficile and by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Relearning to Balance After Stroke or Brain Injury – Ep. 720

Beth Meyerand, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, introduces a device that uses electrical stimulation via the tongue to induce a sustained behavioral improvement in balance in patient populations that have balance dysfunction.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Monkey Research – Ep. 715

David Abbott, a professor at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center at UW-Madison, discusses the science and the animal procedures involved in identifying Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in young women. Dr. Abbott, working with a team of scientists from several disciplines, identified fetal origins for this disease in monkeys, and suggested that it may be linked with a specific gene in humans.

Improving Health Care Services in Ethiopia - Ep. 691

Lori DiPrete Brown, Roman Aydiko, and Sweta Shrestha from the Global Health Institute and Katie Konkle from the Population Health Institute at UW-Madison, discuss the innovations and programs instituted to improve health care in Ethiopia. The quality improvement methods they are focusing on include meeting critical needs, using a twinning model, and expanding programs already in effect.

Teaching Children and Youth with Autism – Ep.677

Linda Tuchman-Ginsberg, the program director at the Waisman Center Early Intervention Program at UW-Madison, discusses evidence-based practices within a child's daily routines and activities as the best approach to serving children and youth with ASD. Tuchman-Ginsberg provides a brief overview of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and resources they provide.

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