Podcast Audio Interview: Are we prepared for radiological terrorism or nuclear accidents?
John Moulder, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Radiation Biology and Director for the Center for Medical Countermeasures against Radiological Terrorism, discusses our nation’s preparation and treatment plans in the case of either a nuclear accident (as recently seen in Japan) or radiological terrorism.
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MCW to Provide Advanced Emergency Medicine Training to Belize Hospital Physicians, NursesJul-30-2014
July 30 - MCW’s Department of Emergency Medicine has entered into a relationship with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize and the Belize Ministry of Health in which MCW will provide advanced training in emergency medicine to the hospital’s doctors and nurses. Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has the largest and busiest emergency department in Belize. The Guardian
Sustaining health in the HomeJul-23-2014
July 23 - Hospitals provide vital acute care to older adults who are admitted with serious symptoms or traumas. Researchers have, however, also analyzed data suggesting that the hospital environment can contribute to accelerated functional decline in elderly patients.
Dr. Schultz to be Named ASTRO FellowJul-22-2014
July 22 - Dr. Christopher Schultz will be named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology at the organization’s annual meeting in September. Healio
Kellogg Grant to Dr. Willis Aids Increased Breastfeeding Support for Low-Income MothersJul-17-2014
July 17 - The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded Dr. Earnestine Willis (Pediatrics) a one-year, $150,000 grant to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce. Wauwatosa Now
Violence Prevention Initiative, Project Ujima Sponsor Summit to Prevent Gun ViolenceJul-17-2014
July 17 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial describes the work of the Coming Together Summit to begin a community-wide endeavor to prevent gun violence. MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, and MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Project Ujima, were sponsors of the summit and co-authors of the opinion editorial. i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Stray currents and their effect on the human bodyJul-16-2014
July 16 - John Moulder, PhD, professor and director of radiation biology at MCW, discusses stray electrical voltage and its impact on the human body. A community in California claims stray voltage from a nearby power plant is adversely affecting the health of multiple members of one development. Truth Out
Breastfeeding in the workplace: Making it work for womenJul-10-2014
July 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a one-year, $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to increase breastfeeding support for nursing mothers in low-income populations who are returning to the workforce.
MCW Participates in Reach Out and ReadJul-03-2014
July 03 - Wisconsin Public Radio discusses MCW’s participation in Reach Out and Read, a national program to promote early literacy. WPR
Dr. Gunn Calls for Community-Wide Engagement to Prevent Violence against ChildrenJun-26-2014
June 26 - Dr. Veronica Gunn, Vice President for Population Health and Medical Director of Community Services for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, authored a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial on the need for community-wide engagement to prevent violence against children. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Study Finds that Outdoor Programs Reduce Childhood Fears of NatureJun-20-2014
June 20 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a 2012 study by MCW and UWM that found that Milwaukee children introduced to programs at the Urban Ecology Center’s outdoor programs reduced children’s fears of nature and increased their future likelihood of participation in outdoor activities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel