Health

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.

Intervention for Adolescents with ASD - Ep. 675

Leann Smith, an associate scientist at the Waisman Center at the UW-Madison, focuses on recent research on the needs of families undergoing transition and will present data from a pilot study of the Transitioning Together program, an education and support program for families of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is being provided at the Waisman Center.

A Global Approach to Non-communicable Diseases - Ep. 666

Dr. Jim Cleary, an associate professor at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses diseases and health care within the global community. Cleary examines health care around the world and focuses on palliative care for cancer patients.

The Impact of Health Care Reform – Ep.664

Kevin Hayden, the president of State Sponsored Business at Wellpoint, delves into the history of Medicaid; why it was enacted, whom it serves, and what is covered.

Humor and Other Healthy Living Practices - Ep. 605

Robert McGrath, the coordinator of the Mind/Body Wellness Services at the University Health Services, UW-Madison, discusses positive psychology--how we can live in good, healthy and positive ways. He introduces the pathways to a happy life, a good life and a meaningful life.

Conversations to Have with Your Doctor - Ep. 472

Steve Barczi, associate professor, Dept. of Medicine - Geriatrics and Gerontology , UW-Madison.

Steve Barczi offers options for individuals looking to live healthy, happy lives as they age into their 70s, 80s and 90s. He also provides new information and advice for wellness, speaking specifically on technological advances for cardiac health.

Resilience In the Face of Later Life Challenges - Ep. 461

Carol Ryff, Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Madison.

Carol Ryff explains the concept of resilience in aging and how we can work to achieve this as the years pass through prevention as well as recovery.

How to Increase our Healthy Cognitive Lifespan - Ep. 456

Craig Atwood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Geriatrics; UW-Madison.

Craig Atwood discusses age-related dementia, including its stages, symptoms and causes. He also goes on to describe ways researchers are now trying to help halt this and other types of cognitive decline.

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