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Infectious Diseases: Megabugs

Dennis Maki, Professor Emeritus, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Alex Lepak, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Nasia Safdar, Associate Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; and David Andes, Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discuss drug resistant infections.

Societal Perceptions of Aging

Betsy Abramson, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, shares the history, origins, definitions and examples of ageism in the United States. Abramson explores the language use that is commonly used to perpetuate ageism and offers recommendations to combat the stereotypes.

At the Forefront of Migraine Surgery

Ahmed Afifi, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health and Catherine Accardi, Migraine Surgery Patient, discuss migraine pain relief through a simple nerve decompression procedure. After the treatment, approximately one-third of Dr. Afifi’s patients were relieved of their migraine pain.

Having the Best Hospitalization You Can

Elizabeth Chapman, Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, describes the risks of hospitalization, looks at factors which contribute to the risk, explores tactics to reduce the risk of hospitalization and introduces resources for older adults.

Understanding Burkitt's Lymphoma

Bill Sugden, Professor of Oncology, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison, discusses Burkitt’s Lymphoma which is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Sugden discusses the discovery of the disease and the work being done to develop therapies to treat this common cancer.

Managing Your Medications

Joseph Zorek, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison, discusses common medication-related problems, provides tips to avoid medication errors and explains how to work with a pharmacist to manage medications.

Honoring Choices

Franny Van Nevel, Advance Care Planning Instructor, UW Hospital & Clinics, discusses how to make end of life decisions based on your values and goals. Van Nevel covers how to choose a health care decision-maker and explains how to complete an advance directive.

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.

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