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