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MCW Women's Health News

Study Finds Most Colleges and Universities Fail to Screen for Female Athlete Triad Coalition

June 25 - In a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Anne Hoch, DO and colleagues report that of 257 U.S. colleges and universities participating in the study, only 9 percent had nine or more of the 12 Female Athlete Triad Coalition screening recommendations on their pre-participation exam forms. Medicine Net

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Dr. Mackinnon comments on study questioning whether mammograms cause harm

May 15 - In an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discussed a Canadian study that questioned whether mammograms do more harm than good. WTMJ

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

Dr. Ellinas Says Froedtert Has No Plans to Use Laughing Gas for Women in Labor

May 06 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas tells Metro Parent that despite increased interest in the use of nitrous oxide for women in labor, there are no plans to offer it at Froedtert. Metro Parent

Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings Provided

May 06 - Froedtert & MCW cancer specialists provided free head and neck screenings on April 30 at the Clinical Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Paykel Discusses Pros and Cons of Intrauterine Devices for Contraception

April 30 - Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel discusses the pros and cons of using an intrauterine device as a contraceptive method in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. WTMJ-TV

Can a cell phone app help women reduce their osteoporosis risk?

April 10 - Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Research shows that women can improve their bone health by having good nutrition, improving their balance, and regularly doing exercises that result in stronger bones, yet very few women regularly eat nutritious meals and do the types of activities that build bone. Much more needs to be learned about how to help people make and maintain health behavior change.

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Building wellness in Barron County

A collaborative effort by the Medical College of Wisconsin and dozens of partners in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity.

Dr. Guralnick Recommends “Bladder Diary”, Bladder Retraining for Overactive Bladder

Mar 5 - Dr. Michael Guralnick recommends that patients with an overactive bladder maintain a “bladder diary” to identify specific cues tied to urge incontinence. WebMD

Research changes views on breast cancer

A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

HWPP Grant Supports Free Dental Care for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - A two-year, $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program supports a Columbia St. Mary’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic program providing free dental care to 200 low-income pregnant women. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Dr. Kumar Reports that Sepsis is Five Times Lower for Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. Family Practice News

Partnering for lifelong heart care

Adults who were born with congenital heart disease find highly specialized, lifelong care at the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, a partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.

Pioneering eye care benefits generations

A landmark advance more than 35 years ago has improved vision dramatically for thousands of patients with diabetic eye disease. Today, vision research at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute seeks to actually prevent retinal eye disease.

New Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center in Menomonee Falls opens Jan. 13

Dec. 12 - Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic, Sports and Spine Center (OSSC) will welcome patients on Jan. 13, offering orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine services to residents of Menomonee Falls and surrounding communities.

Dr. Jones Reports Increase in Babies Born to Prescription Drug Addicted Mothers

Dec 6 - In a Fox-TV/Channel 6 interview on babies born to drug-addicted mothers, Dr. Cresta Jones notes an increasing number of babies are being born to mothers addicted to prescription medications. Fox 6 News

Dr. Kuhlmann Provides Maternal Fetal Medicine For Agnesian HealthCare

Nov 12 - Dr. Randall Kuhlmann will provide maternal fetal medicine services at Agnesian HealthCare in Fond du Lac through a new agreement with Froedtert & MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. fdlreporter

Dr. Sood Received $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Blood Coagulation Abnormalities

Oct 29 - Rashmi Sood, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. Wisconsin Health News

Researcher to study causes of complications in pregnancy

Oct. 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute have received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study abnormalities in blood coagulation that affect women’s health and pregnancy. The grant will specifically focus on the role of maternal platelets in the placenta and pregnancy complications. Placenta-mediated pregnancy complications have serious health consequences for the mother and the baby.

Women’s Health Research Program (WHRP) awards grants

Oct. 10 - Paula Traktman, PhD, Chairman of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Walter Schroeder Professor of Microbiology and Senior Associate Dean for Research Development, and Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition), have been selected to receive this year’s grants from the Medical College’s Women’s Health Research Program.

Dr. Shah-Khan Reports on Measurement System to Determine Lymph Node Positivity

Oct 8 - Dr. Miraj Shah-Khan reported that the distance of a breast cancer from a woman’s nipple added to the ability of nomograms to predict sentinel lymph node positivity. Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network

Dr. Walker Notes that Four out of Five Breast Lumps are Benign

Sept 24 - Dr. Alonzo Walker notes that four out of every five breast lumps are benign in an article in Self magazine. Self

Dr. Davis Comments on Chances of Conceiving Quadruplets without Fertility Drugs

Sept 4 - Joseph Davis, DO, provides expert comment in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on a couple who conceived quadruplets without fertility drugs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Paykel Addresses Concerns Regarding Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Menopause

Sept 4 - In Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s column in Everyday Health, Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel notes that many women are concerned about taking estrogen to treat menopause because of concerns raised by the Women’s Health Initiative. EverydayHealth

Women’s History Month 2012 – education mission

Mar. 05 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Women's History Month - Cheryl Maurana

Mar. 09 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight some of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made.

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