Health Care

Health & Science
5:37 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

How Your Doctor Feels About You Could Affect Your Care

Research shows that patients recover faster when their doctors are more empathetic.

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Danielle Ofri about empathy in medicine.

Does it matter whether your doctor seems to really care about your well-being? In fact, yes, it does.

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Health & Science
1:00 am
Mon November 11, 2013

VA Improves Care for Growing Number of Female Vets

Loraine Davison and her surgeon at the Milwaukee VA, Dr. Jim Sanger.

On this Veteran’s Day, we’re going to focus on the VA's efforts to improve health care for women.

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Health & Science
4:57 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Essay: We Must Address Prescription Painkiller Addiction

A local doctor says patients, doctors and lawmakers need to come together to address prescription painkiller addiction.
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Lake Effect essayist Nilesh Patel looks at the death of a well-known hockey player two years ago as evidence that change is needed inside and outside of sports:

I wish I had known about Derek Boogaard before he died.

The 28-year old Canadian was a fan favorite in the National Hockey League when he lost his battle to addictive prescription painkillers two years ago.

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Health & Science
6:33 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

A Prescription for Conflict Resolution in Health Care

Conflict resolution is becoming increasingly important in health care.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Leonard Marcus, director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Obama Administration is taking heat for early glitches in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, largely as a result of problems with the website,

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Health & Science
4:39 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Nurse-Managed Health Clinics Help Fill Primary Care Gap in Milwaukee

Nurse-managed clinics are growing in popularity across the country to address increased needs and growing costs.

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Peggy Troy of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Margaret Callahan of Marquette University's College of Nursing.

A new primary care health clinic is opening today at Milwaukee’s Northside YMCA.

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