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Governor’s Staff Cites Support of MCW Programs Related to Rural Health

Mar. 25 - The Cap Times in Madison reports that Governor Scott Walker’s staff defended his record of support for rural health noting that the Governor’s championed the state’s investment in MCW’s new campuses and residency programs. Governor Walker's 2015-17 budget deletes funding for the rural physician residency assistance program, administered by UW School of Medicine & Public Health's Department of Family Medicine. The Cap Times

Study Finds Evidence-based Fall Prevention Programs Reduce Emergency Department Visits

Mar. 24 - Clare Guse, MS, (Family & Community Medicine) is lead author of a study published in the American Journal of Public Health that found that the Implementation of evidence-based fall prevention programs in Wisconsin communities reduces the number of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to falls in individuals aged 65 and older. Health Canal and Waukesha Now

Fall prevention interventions prove effective in reducing injury

Mar. 9 - Implementing evidence-based fall prevention programs in Wisconsin communities reduces the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to falls in individuals aged 65 and older, but utilizing enhanced community support for implementing those programs produces no additional benefit.

Dr. Schellhase Elected First Vice President of Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Feb. 25 - Dr. Kenneth Schellhase has been elected First Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. GM Today

What makes a hero?

Oct. 27 - WWL-FM interviewed Zeno Franco, PhD about what comprises a hero, and what compels some people to act heroically. Dr. Franco is a specialist in PTSD and has studied and reported on heroic traits. WWL-FM

Dr. Naidoo Sparks Patient Lifestyle Changes by Dining and Exercising with Patients

May 21 - Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports in his column in MedPage Today that Dr. La Santha Naidoo invites patients to join in a program in which doctors, patients and patient families cook meals and exercise together on-site to spark lifestyle modification. MedPage Today

Future directions-Profiles in Primary Care

While much is influenced by external forces, the strength and success of primary care in the years to come may depend on individual choice, adaptation and the development of new ideas. In the third and final installment of this multipart series, alumni discuss the future directions of primary care.

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