Health & Wellness
April 4, 2019

UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis

Multiple UW–Madison sources, including faculty and education programs of the School of Medicine and Public Health, are interviewed in “Medicine on Main Street,” a new documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsin are facing and what is being done to meet them.

Health & Wellness
March 21, 2019

2019 County Health Rankings: Ozaukee healthiest, Menominee least healthy in Wisconsin

Ozaukee County ranks healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County is the least healthy county in the state, again, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

October 5, 2018

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine welcomes new students

Twenty-six students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan have earned spots in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

Health & Wellness
April 5, 2018

UW-Madison Alzheimer’s experts to host dementia screening for Oneida Indian Nation; Native Americans at higher risk

A team of Alzheimer’s Disease experts from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will be in Green Bay this month to hold an educational and screening event on Alzheimer’s Disease for Native Americans of the Oneida Nation.

Health & Wellness
February 9, 2018

UW Carbone study: Caregiver spouses of cancer patients suffer untreated depression

A new study from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center highlights a troubling disparity in cancer care: the depressed spouses of cancer patients are 33 percent less likely to receive adequate treatment for depression than are patients whose spouses don’t have cancer. In rural areas, it’s even worse: Couples who live in rural areas are 72 percent less likely to receive recommended care for depression (including medication and talk therapy) than the depressed spouses of those without cancer.

Honors & Awards
November 11, 2016

Graduate student honored for research on respiratory health near dairy farms

Amy Schultz, a graduate student working at the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), received a student achievement award at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting.