medicine

Health & Science
1:47 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Modern Medical Practices come from 19th Century Quackery and Your Mother

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine explores the different forms of 19th Century "quackery" that we use today.
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Erika Janik speaks with Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson.

Mom is the first person many of us turn to when we are sick. She has that certain magic touch and knows what we need in order to feel better.

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Health & Science
6:27 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Essay: A Doctor's Empathy Has Its Limits

Late-night phone calls are perhaps not the best way to get help from your doctor.
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Lake Effect essayist Bruce Campbell describes an interesting doctor-patient encounter.

In the years before I went to medical school, I worked as a nurse’s aide. Early one morning, one of the surgeons dropped by the Emergency Room in a particularly good mood. The ER doctor asked him why he was so happy.

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Health & Science
5:22 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Milwaukee Researcher Finds Multiple Genes at Play in Childhood Disorder

New research reveals many genes are behind the childhood apraxia.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Liz Worthey, director of genome informatics for the genome medicine clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

A study by a Milwaukee researcher has identified additional genes related to a complex speech disorder affecting children, but the work could lead to a better overall understanding of defects in the human genome.

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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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Memoir
3:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life: A Poetic Memoir

The cover of Dr. Barry Blackwell's Memoir: Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life.
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Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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