Malia Jones, Assistant Scientist in the Applied Population Laboratory at UW-Madison, focuses on an increasing number of parents refusing to vaccinate their school aged children. Jones discusses diseases which have been virtually eradicated in the United States but are still active in other countries.
Kimberly Mueller, Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute at UW-Madison, discusses how analyzing everyday speech may provide early detection of cognitive decline.
Lori Edwards, Senior Chemist at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, discusses the history of opium use in society and in Wisconsin. Edwards looks at narcotic impairment indicators and presents case studies of individuals using opioids.
David Gamm, Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at UW-Madison, explains how pluripotent stem cells can be genetically engineered into photo receptor cells and then used in the treatment of degenerative diseases of the retina and the eye. Gamm examines the challenges that need to be addressed before the technology can be used as a significant source for restoring vision.
Nicole Pulia, Assistant Professor at the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health, explores changes in anatomy and physiology as we age which can contribute to problems swallowing. Pulia offers non-surgical suggestions to help with dysphagia.
Stephanie Jones, Assistant Director at the UW Center for Sleep and Consciousness, explains the benefits associated with getting enough sleep. Jones discusses the impact sleep has on brain health, brain development and disease.
Amy Freidig, Program Assistant in the Master Gardener Program at UW-Extension, discusses the five most common plant pigments. Freidig explains the science behind the colors and highlights the health benefits that each pigmentation provides to fruits and vegetables.
Angie Joy and Barb Engelhart, Information and Assistance Specialists at ADRC Northwest Wisconsin, focus on what you need to know to get your affairs in order, what long term health care options and services are available, how to finance long term care, options for staying in your own home and what to consider when thinking about end of life issues.
Sharlene Bellefeuille, Community Outreach Specialist at the Alzheimer's Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter, shares the latest research on lifestyle choices which can help to keep your brain and body healthy as you get older. Bellefeuille provides tips for exercising and healthy eating and suggests cognitive activities to keep your brain active.
Steven Barczi, Professor of Geriatrics at UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explores the relationship between sleep and health. Barczi offers strategies for improving the quality of sleep.