An older woman takes part in a group class
Health & Wellness
June 26, 2017

Plan tests using Tai Chi to help seniors with balance

As calming music plays in the background, 11 older women listen as physical therapist Diane Brose enters a warm-up for a discipline known as Tai Chi Fundamentals: “Feel your feet. Feel the four corners of your feet. Your knees are soft, your tailbone is heavy. Don’t worry about yesterday, tomorrow will take care of itself. Now, we’re here, and it’s safe.”

Health & Wellness
May 24, 2017

Study sheds light on function of protein associated with high-risk breast cancers

The function of a protein associated with breast cancer development and metastasis is now better understood, based on a new study by University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) researchers.

Health & Wellness
December 1, 2016

Wisconsin obesity rates higher than previously thought

Obesity rates among Wisconsin adults are higher than previously reported for the state. According to findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), a population-based health examination survey, 39.4 percent of Wisconsin adults are obese.

Health & Wellness
May 26, 2015

Study: Shift workers more likely to be overweight, have problems sleeping

The nine-to-five, Monday through Friday regimen most of us plan our lives around provides certain conveniences that shift work just doesn’t offer. But in addition, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, shift work could also be bad for your health.

Health & Wellness
August 13, 2014

At least 740,000 Wisconsin residents face food insecurity

Wisconsin may be the land of cheese and bratwurst, but more than 13 percent of Wisconsin residents who took part in a Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) interview reported that they worried about going hungry in the past year. The results from about 3,000 study participants did not vary much between urban and rural areas of the state.

Health & Wellness
December 14, 2009

Handel, Bach were blinded by ’18th century quackery’

The beautiful strains of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” evoke a very different picture from the dark bond the two composers shared: Each was blinded by botched eye surgery at the hands of a flamboyant quack.