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4:36 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

After Son's Suicide, Milwaukee Mother Fights Depression's Stigma

Depression affects as almost 1 in 10 Americans at some point in their lives.
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Depression affects nearly one in ten Americans at some point in their lifetimes.

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Health & Science
5:27 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Can Science Explain the Benefits of Meditation?

Early morning meditation
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Among the films being featured at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival is a documentary called “Free the Mind."

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Health & Science
3:13 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

'Scary' CT Scans Get Kid-Friendly Makeover

A coral-themed CT scanner is one of the many designs created by Doug Dietz as part of his Adventure Series of imaging machines.
GE Healthcare

Anyone whose gotten a CT scan knows how disconcerting the process can be. The machines might do excellent diagnostic work, but they also frighten many young patients.

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Health & Science
12:09 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Less Sleep, More Bulge? Research Finds Link Between Zzz's, Calories

Refrigerators are the first place for many sleep-deprived people.
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People having a hard time sleeping often turn to munchies to deal with their insomnia. But is that healthy?

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Health & Science
3:21 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

How Fast Does a Concussed Brain Heal?

A local researcher makes the case that we need to figure out how long it takes the brain to heal from a concussion.
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With football season now underway, concerns are once again heating up about how to treat head injuries.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

GE Healthcare, NFL Partner to Improve Concussion Diagnoses

Microbleeds in the brain
Credit Dr. Robert Carlier, Dr. Frederic Colas, CHU Raymond Poincaré in France

The Green Bay Packers’ season begins with a Sunday afternoon struggle against the San Francisco 49ers.  But the struggle is a different one for players who have sustained head injuries.

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Health & Science
4:36 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

'The Sound of Life': Woman Lives with Artificial Heart

Heart failure patient Kathleen Shores poses with the backpack containing her artificial heart.
Froedtert Hospital

 

Heart failure was plaguing a young Wisconsin mom named Kathleen Shores when she flat-lined in Froedtert Hospital's ICU last year.

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4:12 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient Can Live

Dr. Robert Love is a heart transplant surgeon and director of cardiac surgery at Froedtert Hospital & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
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Increasingly, heart transplants are being delayed, and heart failure patients are being saved by mechanical devices.

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11:02 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Deaf-Blind Milwaukee Woman Pens Inspiring Life Story

Ruth Silver gives insight into her life in her autobiography "Invisible: My Journey through Vision and Hearing Loss."
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The Director Emeritus of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons says disabled people have the ability to live independent lives.

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Health & Science
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Bottle vs. Breast: The New Mommy Wars

A new book details how the United States got on the breastfeeding bandwagon - at the expense of moms can only or choose to formula feed.
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Breastfeeding advocates say "breast is best" - but does the movement leave other moms out in the cold?

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