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The Word on Medicine
51 minutes | 2 days ago
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 | 15 days ago
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 | 25 days ago
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 | 5 months ago
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 | 7 months ago
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 | 8 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
Medical experts discuss the importance of blood donations for adults and children. Become a donor now and save lives!
52 minutes | 9 months ago
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 | 9 months ago
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 | 10 months ago
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 | 10 months ago
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 | a year ago
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 | a year ago
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!
50 minutes | a year ago
COVID-19 Recovery Update #2
Welcome back to another special edition of The Word on Medicine – this Saturday's show represents the sixth program in our series on COVID-19 and our second program devoted to recovery. We have another fantastic program lined up, starting with a COVID-19 update from our experts that you have come to know very well (Drs. Fangman, Sanchez, Graham and Ledeboer). Then we will have an amazing story of life saving treatment from Drs. Buck Durham and Octavio Falcucci, along with a special appearance from Dr. Ryan Westergaard, chief medical officer with the Bureau of Communicable Diseases at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. We will conclude with a very special interview with your favorite major league manager – Craig Counsell, skipper of your Milwaukee Brewers ( big thank you to Joel Lee for making this possible ).
49 minutes | a year ago
Mosquito and Tick-borne Disease
As the weather improves we want to keep you safe as you embark on hiking trips, chase golf balls into the rough and try to expand your yard into the adjacent woods. Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus can be contracted from ticks and mosquitos in the Midwest and beyond – and you will hear from our patients to prove it. Fortunately, the MCW Infectious Diseases Clinic is here to help! Listen to this program and you will know where and when to be careful in your trips through the woods and high grass – and which bug spray to use to keep those ticks and mosquitos away. Why are you always the one that the mosquitos love – is this truth or fallacy? Listen and you will find out!
49 minutes | a year ago
Medical experts and patients discuss the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of blood clots
54 minutes | a year ago
Cancer Surgery In The Era of COVID-19 - April 25th 2020
This program is the first in our recovery series to bring you all out of the coronavirus pandemic. You will hear the latest information on how we are safely caring for non-COVID-19 patients and why many treatments unrelated to coronavirus must still be performed, especially as it relates to this Saturday’s topic “Cancer Surgery in the Era of the COVID-19.” For those of you who may be concerned about coming to the hospital for so-called “elective surgery” – and perhaps more importantly, for those of you concerned about coming to the hospital if you have abdominal pain, chest pain or other concerning symptoms – we will tell you why it is safe. We have recently seen patients with serious illness, unrelated to the virus, who have delayed coming to the medical center because of a fear of acquiring SARS-CoV2 - this should not be the case. In this program, we will tell you why our medical center is safe and the amazing things being done to keep it that way. The Word on Medicine was the first to bring you the truth on COVID-19 testing and treatment, the first to uncover the challenges posed by healthcare disparities and we will be the first to bring you out of the “fear of the virus.” Our medical center and the all-star lineup of doctors, nurses, advanced practice providers and many more are here to help all of you! Tune in this Saturday at 4pm (we will also replay this program on Sunday at 3pm) to hear from Dr. Clark Gamblin, Dr. Amanda Kong, Dr. Karen Kersting, Dr. Ben George, Dr. Gary Seabrook, Dr. John Laur, Dr. Nathan Ledeboer, Dr. Tracy Wang, Gabriella Pyptiuk (APNP), Natalie Lang (APNP), and four grateful patients, sharing their recent experiences.
51 minutes | a year ago
Coronavirus - April 18th 2020
Do we love each other yet? To put our struggles in perspective: this week in 1970, Apollo 13 safely returned to Earth after a close brush with disaster and the potential death of all three astronauts. Following the NASA Director’s comment: “This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever experienced,” Gene Kranz replied, “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.” This is our fifth program on COVID-19, and we will explain why this will also be our finest hour in the battle against this disease. You will hear an important update from our infectious disease experts - everything you need to know, without the drama and political commentary. We will also hear from the CEO’s of MCW, Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin on how academic medical centers are dealing with this pandemic – information you will not find elsewhere. We have also arranged a special visit from Mr. Baseball, Hall of Famer Bob Uecker, connecting with us from Arizona. Bob can put any challenge in perspective! The Word on Medicine was the first to bring you accurate scientific information on testing, treatment and the impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin, and you will hear the latest updates this week.
53 minutes | a year ago
Coronoavirus - April 11th 2020
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are more powerful than any locks you have on your exterior doors. We all must be getting tired of sheltering in place, but we will tell you why this is important – what the “curve” is, how we can flatten it and when there may be light at the end of the tunnel. You will hear the latest information on treatment from physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin to include the first patient enrolled in a new clinical trial of convalescent plasma – Dr. Dave Lal (surgeon turned patient, turned recovered patient and now giving back) donated his blood. Learn how it is being used to help those most in need. Judge Derek Mosley also joins us - he is a kidney transplant recipient, who is recovering from COVID-19. We will discuss how the disease affected him and why he was considered high risk. Then will revisit the important topic of disparities in health care – The Word on Medicine was the first to discuss this and we will have the experts explain what we are doing about disparities in health care in Milwaukee.
55 minutes | a year ago
Coronavirus - April 4th, 2020
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19 are now household names. The news is filled with information on this pandemic, but it is often sensationalized and presented with a political bias. In contrast, “The Word on Medicine” presents impartial, objective information from true experts in the field. You will hear the latest information on testing and treatment from physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin who are dealing with this disease every day. In addition, this episode of “The Word on Medicine” will discuss disparities in care - why the underserved populations in Milwaukee and elsewhere are so vulnerable to this pandemic. This is the third of a four-part series.
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