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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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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Tom Hammeke about his study on concussions.

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

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Baldev Ahuwalia, premium segment manager in MRI for GE Healthcare.

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

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews heart failure patient and total artificial heart recipient Kathleen Shores of Wisconsin.
 

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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Health & Science
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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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interview cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Love.

Increasingly, heart transplants are being delayed, and heart failure patients are being saved by mechanical devices.

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Health & Science
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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Founder of the Center of Deaf-Blind Persons Ruth Silver speaks with Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci about her autobiography.

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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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author and blogger Suzanne Barston about her new book "Bottled Up."

Breastfeeding advocates say "breast is best" - but does the movement leave other moms out in the cold?

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Health & Science
12:03 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Research Points to Bias Against the Obese

There may be an "anti-fat attitude" among fitness health professionals.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Christy Greenleaf, an expert in so-called “obesity bias."

"Obesity bias" is a growing issue that comes from an unlikely source - the people trying to help the obese lose weight.

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Health & Science
1:17 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta's New Gig: Transplant Advocate

Joe Bartolotta, co-owner of the Bartolotta Restaurants
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews restaurateur Joe Bartolotta.

For decades, Joe Bartolotta helped build up some of the area's top restaurants - only to fear he wouldn't be around to see their success.

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Health & Science
5:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

East Meets West: Guide to Wellness Channels Modern & Spiritual Medicine

Dr. Ashok Bedi explains some practical ways we can use spiritual and traditional medicine to achieve wellness.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Ashok Bedi, author of "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness."

"In the 20th century, medicine was strictly concerned with treating illnesses. The medicine of the 21st century is about wellness."

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Health & Science
11:14 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Fighting Obesity: Medical College of Wisconsin Teams Up with Local Group

A new study on obesity is using data from members of a local-based weight loss group.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviewed Doctor Sherry Zhang and Barb Cady.

A researcher taps the members of a local-based organization to learn more about the genetics of obesity.

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