Health

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

Sep 6, 2013
Froedtert Hospital

 

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

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient Can Live

Sep 5, 2013
Business Journal of Milwaukee/Wisconsin Hospital Association

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

Deaf-Blind Milwaukee Woman Pens Inspiring Life Story

Aug 2, 2013
prweb.com

The Director Emeritus of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons says disabled people have the ability to live independent lives.

Bottle vs. Breast: The New Mommy Wars

Jul 31, 2013
James Stewart/Flickr

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

Bartolotta Restaurants

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.

Boswell Book Company

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

mrd00dman/Flickr

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

penguinbush, flickr

The moon is an essential part of our lives, being found in song, stories, science, history, mythology, and elsewhere.

ABCD

Much of the public effort surrounding breast cancer involves raising money for research and awareness. But for people who are diagnosed with the disease – and their families – the needs are often much more personal.

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York/GE Healthcare

Metal joint implants are wreaking havoc on the MRI images doctors use to determine treatment, but a new process improves picture quality.

Rosalie Winard

Temple Grandin's new book examines the progress made over decades to address the needs of autistic individuals.

Richard Wheeler

Actress Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she’s had a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a genetic mutation that puts her at high risk for developing breast cancer.

That announcement has, for many, rekindled a dilemma about how much information we want to know about our genome, and what do with that information once it’s in hand. 

Want to Fight Disease? Do Your Math Homework

May 9, 2013
Arizona State University

A common complaint among school kids who don't want to learn their math is that it's not important in the real world. While there is a lot of theory in math, a growing body of researchers are proving this notion wrong by applying math in some surprisingly relevant ways.

Wisconsin is now observing daylight savings time. Residents of most states lost an hour of sleep when time “sprang forward” over the weekend.

Fondy's Food Market

The Fondy Market at 22nd and Fond du Lac is one of the Near North Side’s success stories. There had been a farmer’s market in the area for decades, but about 10 years ago the market really took off in its present form, thanks in great part to Young Kim.

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