Health & Wellness
July 27, 2020

UW School of Medicine and Public Health works to dispel COVID-19 myths

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health wants the public to think critically about COVID-19 risks, effects and safety measures as we all deal with this unprecedented pandemic.

Two professionals in a video stream
Health & Wellness
June 30, 2020

Badger Talks: All you need to know about wearing a mask

As the U.S. grapples with surges of new COVID-19 infections, everyone is looking for ways to slow the spread of the disease. In this Badger Talks video, Ajay Sethi, associate professor from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Population Health Sciences and expert on infectious disease epidemiology, says that we should continue to turn to an old standby: masks.

Coronavirus microscopic visualization
Health & Wellness
June 17, 2020

DHS announces COVID-19 population health studies

Two studies will help public health experts understand the virus and inform the public.

Neighborhood Atlas map
Health & Wellness
June 11, 2020

Neighborhood disadvantage associated with presence of Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes at autopsy

People in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the United States may face greater odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease-related brain changes, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Health & Wellness
June 2, 2020

Standing up for equality and health equity

It has been just over a week since George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by police officers in Minneapolis during an attempted arrest in a horrific and brazen act of police brutality. This past weekend, powerful instances of both peaceful protests and violent civil unrest have occurred in Madison and elsewhere throughout the United States.

Coronavirus microscopic visualization
Health & Wellness
May 20, 2020

Survey of the Health of Wisconsin shifts data collection efforts to understand how COVID-19 affects all aspects of health

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is shifting data collection efforts this coming year with the goal of being at the forefront of understanding how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting all aspects of health.

Health & Wellness
May 4, 2020

UW Department of Psychiatry demonstrates effectiveness of telehealth in COVID-19 pandemic response

The COVID-19 pandemic placed limitations on face-to-face patient care, causing complexity for hospital psychiatric units. Undeterred, psychiatrists at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health quickly shifted to new ways of providing care.

Ariel Jaitovich
Health & Wellness
April 28, 2020

Teams from Wisconsin, New York search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19

In the center of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are racing to maintain quality care for patients with severe disease while facing a shortage of resources and limited understanding of the novel coronavirus.

Animation showing travel within Wisconsin
Health & Wellness
April 13, 2020

UW–Madison researchers tracking travel, social media to help contain virus

Forced to choose between staying away from others to prevent the spread of a pandemic and casting a ballot in Wisconsin’s April 7 election, crowds lined up at polling places across the state — including thousands funneled to five sites in Milwaukee.

A scientist working in a lab
Health & Wellness
April 9, 2020

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene working with campus partners to test for COVID-19

As COVID-19 has infected more than 1 million people around the world — and more than 2,500 Wisconsin residents — since late December 2019, everything from nose-and-throat swabs to the chemical substances, or reagents, needed to conduct tests for the disease are in short supply.

Older women participating in a water aerobics class
Health & Wellness
February 11, 2020

Exercise linked to enhanced brain function in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular aerobic exercise may decrease the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease, or slow its progression, in adults who are at a higher risk, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH).

Health & Wellness
January 14, 2020

Scoring system predicts seizure risk in hospitalized patients

A new rating system can accurately predict which critically ill patients are in danger of having seizures while hospitalized, a large, multi-national trial shows.