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Health & Wellness
April 3, 2023

New rankings show healthiest and least healthy counties in Wisconsin

Ozaukee County ranks the healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee is the least healthy county in the state, according to new County Health Rankings & Roadmaps data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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Health & Wellness
March 30, 2023

Federal agency uses UW–Madison Neighborhood Atlas research to shape national health policy

A data tool developed by UW–Madison researchers showing health-relevant metrics for every neighborhood in the United States is guiding a national model to help Medicare beneficiaries from under-resourced communities access health care more effectively.

Health & Wellness
March 15, 2023

Affordable Care Act slashed uninsured rate among people with diabetes

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided health insurance for an estimated 1.9 million people with diabetes, according to a newly published study.

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Health & Wellness
March 2, 2023

New Osher Center for Integrative Health launches at UW–Madison

After more than a year of planning and development, the University of Wisconsin Integrative Health program officially opened the Osher Center for Integrative Health at University of Wisconsin‒Madison.

Tripti Singh and Shivani Garg
Health & Wellness
February 9, 2023

Lupus much more likely to cause cardiovascular problems in Black patients

A population-based study of the autoimmune disease lupus in Black patients shows that the risk of cardiovascular disease is strikingly high in young patients –19 times higher than in non-Blacks in the first 12 years after diagnosis – and may be predicted by a characteristic rash.

Cynthia Carlson and John Lucille
Health & Wellness
February 2, 2023

UW study focuses on Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention in Black adults

As the first of a new generation of Alzheimer’s disease drugs hit the market, some researchers are troubled by the lack of clinical data available on the effectiveness of these drugs in Black people.

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Health & Wellness
November 14, 2022

College wrestlers who rapidly cut weight more prone to injury

Collegiate wrestlers who cut weight through dehydration to compete at a lower weight class were more likely to be injured during competition and no more likely to win, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Health & Wellness
August 17, 2022

Antibody treatment reduces asthma attacks in children living in disadvantaged urban areas

A monoclonal antibody drug called mepolizumab decreased asthma attacks by 27% in children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attacks and live in low-income urban neighborhoods, according to a clinical trial sponsored and co-funded by the National Institutes of Health. The majority of the trial’s participants were Black and/or Hispanic—populations that have been under-represented in clinical trials and are at greatest risk for morbidity and mortality from asthma.

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Health & Wellness
August 8, 2022

Researchers identify ways to improve emergency care for people living with dementia

A new collection of research papers sets out priority areas to better provide emergency care for people living with dementia in the United States.

Wisconsin Population Health and Equity Report Card 2021
Health & Wellness
June 6, 2022

‘C’ for Wisconsin on Population Health Report Card

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Health & Wellness
June 2, 2022

New study: Longer is better when treating opioid addiction with medication

A large study of Medicaid patients found that the longer they take medication to treat their opioid use disorder, the less likely they are to overdose.

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Health & Wellness
May 4, 2022

UW Study: Most teens actually have healthy relationship with digital technology

Parents play a major role in whether teens’ use of digital technology is healthy or puts their mental and physical health at risk, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.