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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

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Doug Dietz, innovation architect at Waukesha-based 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.
Credit Hope For Gorilla, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Cecilia Hillard about the relationship between lack of sleep and eating habits.

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.
Credit John McStravick/Flickr

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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