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The Word on Medicine
50 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Medical experts and a patient discuss robotic technology and its use in thoracic surgery, surgery of the chest wall, esophagus and lungs. Our panel of experts include Dr. Paul Linsky, Dr. Mario Gasparri, Meg Shannon-Stone (NP) and Trish Wilcox (NP).
53 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
Surgical Care and Recovery
On this week's Word on Medicine, a great show for you on Surgical Care and Recovery: medical experts and a patient discuss the process of care before and after surgery. We hope you'll join our panelists Dr. Njeri Wainaina from the Department of Medicine, Dr. Chris Fadumiye from the Department of Anesthesiology, and Amy Miskelley (BSN, RN, PACU Manager), Sara Betthauser, (MSN, RN, NE-BC, Perioperative RN Manager, Procedure Arrival & Recovey), Lisa Acker (BSN, RN), and Terri Lakich (BSN, RN, CPAN, Educator POHA/PACU) along with a grateful patient who shared his story.
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Hip and Knee Replacement
On the Word on Medicine, we will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – our panel of experts and their patients will explain everything you want to know about Hip Replacement (and we may touch on the Knee as well). There is such an amazing amount of progress being made – and our panel of experts will tell you the whole story. So if you, a family member or a friend may need a new piece of hardware in that hip or knee, this is the program for you. From the Department of Orthopedic Surgery we are very fortunate to have with us Drs. Adam Edelstein and Joseph Schwab, along with their patients. Did you know that hip replacement no longer requires a night stay in the hospital?
53 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
The Making of a Doctor
On this week's Word on Medicine, we have an important program on The Making of a Doctor, an in-depth discussion from experts in medical education on the process of the making of a doctor, including insight into applying to medical school, the structure of medical school, and additional required training. Join our panel of experts, including Dr. William Hueston, Dr. Kenneth Simons, Dr. Travis Webb, and Dr. Megan Cory.
56 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
6-12-21 Supportive Care, Caring for the Whole Patient.
On this week's Word on Medicine, the program is dedicated to Supportive Care, Caring for the Whole Patient. Medical experts and a patient discuss the importance of supportive care in cancer patients, addressing not only medical treatments, but also the psychological health and quality of life in caring for the whole patient. Our panel of experts includes Dr. Sumana Devata, Dr. Heidi Christianson, Julie Pruett (APNP) and Jamie Craig (RN).
50 minutes | May 23, 2021
On this week's Word on Medicine, we have a remarkable program on the field of Rheumatology, specifically lupus and arthritis. These are perhaps somewhat abstract and mysterious diseases –how would you know if you may have one of them, how are they treated and much more. We have an amazing panel of experts and, as usual, some patients who can share their perspective and personal stories from diagnosis to effective treatment. From the Department of Medicine, we welcome Drs. David Gazeley, Michael Putman and Viktoriya Sabchyshyn and two inspiring patients.
51 minutes | May 17, 2021
Quality in Healthcare
On this episode of The Word on Medicine, we have an amazing program on Quality in Healthcare. We will explain everything you want to know about the quality of care you receive at hospitals in this country and how we strive to make your care the best care in the world. What goes into the assessment of quality, how we monitor medical outcomes and everything we do to safeguard you, especially when in the most vulnerable of positions – when you do not feel well, when you are under anesthesia and much much more. We have an amazing panel of experts; from the Department of Surgery, Dr. Jon Gould is our program chair who coordinated this program, along with Drs. Carrie Peterson and Colleen Trevino. They will be joined by Drs. Jonathon Truwit, David Marks and Sid Singh from the Department of Medicine and Mary Ann Moon, director of advanced practice nursing at Froedtert Hospital.
51 minutes | May 9, 2021
Covid 19 Update #12
We have a great show for you which will provide all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – the truth about wearing masks, inside and outside; variants of the virus and their infectivity; vaccine implementation and potential side effects; and an update on treatment for those who may acquire COVID-19. Your COVID-19 all-star team including Drs. Njeri Wainaina, Mary Beth Graham, Kirsten Beyer, Frank Zhu and Nate Ledeboer anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
51 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Veteran’s Administration Hospitals
On this episode of The Word on Medicine, we will explain everything you ever wanted to know about the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals, and, of course, we will also focus on our great VA Hospital here in Milwaukee. We have an amazing panel of experts: from the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Beth Gore is our faculty champion who put this program together. She will be joined by Dr. John (Mac) Longo also from Radiation Oncology, Dr. Sumana Devata from the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine, and Drs. Paul Linsky and Karen Guice from the Department of Surgery. Did you know that the Clement J. Zablocki VA Hospital here in Milwaukee is staffed by the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin? This medical integration provides an amazing level of care to our Veterans and is a unique benefit to the residents of Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.
52 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Children's Chest Wall Anomalies
"The Word on Medicine” discussed Children's Chest Wall Anomalies. Medical experts and a patient discuss the symptoms and treatment of chest wall anomalies, such as pectus excavatum, that begin in childhood. Our panel of experts includes Dr. John Densmore from the Department of Surgery and Michelle Czarnecki (MSN, CPNP) and are joined by a very grateful patient who shared his amazing story.
50 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
Finding Meaning and Purpose this Holiday Season
Experts discuss how to find meaning and purpose during this holiday season, after a long and difficult year for everyone.
48 minutes | Sep 26, 2020
Welcome to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – September 26th represents our 9th program devoted to COVID-19 and the 77th unique program produced by The Word on Medicine team. We have a great show for you this week which provides all of the answers you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine – how are COVID numbers looking across Milwaukee and the nation? where are we with rapid testing? the latest on remdesivir, steroids, tocilizumab and where exactly are we with vaccine trials? Your COVID-19 team including Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Njeri Wainaina and Nate Ledeboer anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin. We will also say a fond farewell to Dr. John Fangman who leaves MCW and The Word on Medicine for a leadership position with Partners Healthcare and MGH/Brigham Hospitals in Boston.
55 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Transplant and Cell Therapy Show
Patients and medical experts discuss the significance of bone marrow transplant and cell therapy in saving lives for patients with blood cancers.
53 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Medical experts discuss the importance of blood donations for adults and children. Become a donor now and save lives!
52 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Welcome to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – August 1st represents the eighth program we have devoted to COVID-19 and our 74th unique program produced by The Word on Medicine team. We have a great show for you this week which covers all of the controversies and questions you have come to expect from The Word on Medicine: will there be another surge when the weather turns cooler, when can those over the age of 70 venture into the community, and is it safe to go to the church or synagogue. We will also hear from our patients – some amazing stories with unique insights, inspiring courage and hope for the future. We will also have a special segment devoted to Kathy’s House – a wonderful place to stay for our patients and learn how they are caring for those from out-of-town in the era of COVIOD-19. Drs. Joyce Sanchez, Mary Beth Graham, Laura Cassidy and Njeri Wainaina anchor this fact-filled program providing you unbiased information from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
48 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
The Word on Medicine brings you another special edition devoted to COVID-19. We have a great program, starting with a COVID-19 update from our medical experts, Drs. Ledeboer, Wainaina, and Graham. Then we will review recent trends in Milwaukee, discuss when a vaccine may be available, and specifically address the controversy of going back to school (and college) with Drs. Cassidy, Sanchez, Graham and Frank. Dr. Mike Frank will also touch on the challenges for professional athletes as sports make an attempt to return - at least to TV viewing. We will conclude with a reminder that Opening Day for Major League Baseball is today! To put this in perspective, we have Mr. Baseball himself, your own Bob Uecker, joining us to talk about life in the COVID era and how things look for the Crew.
52 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Managing High Blood Presure
Medical experts and patients discuss various ways, including lifestyle changes and medication, to help control high blood pressure. A great show for anyone with high blood pressure, or any chronic medical condition!
50 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
All of Us Research Program
Learn about an incredibly important national research initiative that will transform healthcare for generations, and how MCW is part of that history.
53 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Today, we have a program devoted to Dementia – many of you refer to this as Alzheimer’s Disease and our experts will help us with terminology and definitions. The Word on Medicine welcomes Drs. Angela Beckert and Cara O’Brien from the Department of Geriatrics at MCW, Sue Moser, a medical social worker at Froedtert Hospital who is very involved with Alzheimer’s Associations across the state and Dr. Kieran McAvoy who is both physician and caregiver for her mother with dementia. Kieran is also the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement State Champion. I know that many of you have friends or family members who are struggling with dementia – The Word on Medicine is here to help!
55 minutes | May 18, 2020
Heart Disease in Women
This program represents the 70th unique program. A huge thank you to our producer Dave Michaels, my cohost Dr. Rana Higgins and our Word on Medicine team including Linda Klagstad and Drs. Tracy Wang, John Fangman and Joyce Sanchez – a remarkable accomplishment to reach program #70. And #70 is a fantastic show - devoted to Heart Disease in Women in honor of National Women’s Health Week, brought to you by an incredibly talented group of cardiologists from the Department of Medicine at MCW. We discuss the unique risk factors for heart disease in women, the importance of family history, diet and much much more. Our panel of experts is incredible - Drs. Jacquelyn Kulinksi, Aimee Welsh, Nicole Lohr and Stacy Gardiner (cardiology), Jennifer McIntosh (Maternal Fetal Medicine), pharmacist Erin Wilkes and the manager of cardiac rehab Rachel Kenitz along with a couple of amazing patient stories. Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in women – this program will tell you what can be done to lessen the risk, the often subtle symptoms that can occur in women and of course, diagnosis and treatment at the best medical center in this country!
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