Health & Wellness
April 21, 2022

Rural patients who identify as Black experience higher rates of death and amputation from diabetic foot ulcer

Rural patients who identify as Black are at sharply increased risk of death or leg amputation due to diabetic foot ulcers, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that analyzed national data on patient outcomes.

Dr. Yao Liu and staff at the Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston look at an image from an eye camera
Health & Wellness
April 1, 2022

New study seeks to expand eye screenings for rural diabetic patients throughout the United States

More patients in rural areas across the nation could have increased access to vision-saving eye screenings through a new clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Health & Wellness
March 29, 2022

New rankings show healthiest and least healthy counties in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. – Ozaukee County ranks the healthiest in Wisconsin and Menominee County is the least healthy county in the state, according to new County Health Rankings data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI).

Health & Wellness
January 25, 2022

Despite state restrictions, recreational cannabis companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents

A new study led by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health finds many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it.

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Health & Wellness
January 18, 2022

Study examines text messages as method for successful weight loss

Enrollment to open for an interactive study aims to help people build habits for a healthier lifestyle, lose weight and keep it off.

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Health & Wellness
December 10, 2021

Cancer Center Cessation Initiative launches new effort to help cancer patients quit smoking

It’s well documented that smoking can lead to cancer. But in recent years, evidence has been mounting that continuing to smoke during cancer treatment can be just as harmful, or even worse.

A large machine for taking patient scans
Health & Wellness
November 29, 2021

Lung cancer screening guidelines may perpetuate disparities in health care

Recent changes to national guidelines made more former and current smokers eligible for lung cancer screening, but a new study by a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health radiologist shows they did little to close the gap between people of color and white people when it comes to who is eligible to get the scan.

A patient getting an upper body scan
Health & Wellness
November 29, 2021

Access to Medicare increases lung cancer screening rates

If lung cancer is caught early enough, it’s treatable with a high chance of long survival. But many people at high risk because of their smoking history aren’t screened until they turn 65 and are eligible for Medicare coverage.

Health & Wellness
November 17, 2021

Hospital socioeconomic status, strain may increase death rate among ICU patients with COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health used hospital data from patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care units across the nation to identify factors linked to higher mortality rates within 28 days of admission.

Alan Bridges
Health & Wellness
November 11, 2021

Alan Bridges shares his perspective as a veteran and medical leader of Madison’s VA hospital

Alan Bridges, MD, is a professor of medicine and serves as the chief of staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. A veteran himself, he came to the University of Wisconsin in 1984 for a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology.

Health & Wellness
September 16, 2021

UW enrolling expectant mothers, families for childhood asthma and food allergies studies

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are recruiting expectant mothers and families to join two new studies designed to help experts better understand the causes of two of the most common chronic diseases in children: childhood asthma and childhood food allergies.

Freddy Caldera
Health & Wellness
September 8, 2021

UW study finds most patients with inflammatory bowel disease have immune response to COVID-19 vaccine; expands enrollment

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is expanding a study investigating the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).