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MCW receives grant to identify cholesterol-lowering therapies

Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a 4-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to fund research that aims to identify novel strategies to eliminate excess cholesterol from the bloodstream and prevent heart attacks caused by the build-up of plaque in the arteries.

Dr. Lipchik Discusses Importance of Exercise for Patients with COPD

June 30 - Dr. Randolph Lipchik tells Dr. Sanjay Gupta in Everyday Health that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have an improved outlook if they can manage everyday activities. Exercise can improve a COPD patient’s physical and emotional well-being, while inactivity can worsen their condition. Everyday Health

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Cigarette Smoking as a Chronic Illness

May 21 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Courier, Dr. Ileen Gilbert (Medicine – Pulmonary) discusses cigarette smoking as a chronic illness involving both physical and emotional addictions. The article notes that Froedtert & MCW offers a Smoking Cessation Program. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Gilbert Says More Research Needed on Possible Health Risks from E-Cigarettes

Feb. 4 - Dr. Ilene Gilbert tells NBC-TV/Channel 4 that decades of studies will be needed to determine if second-hand vapors from e-cigarettes pose a health risk. TMJ4

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