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  • University Health Services: Time to get a flu shot Jan. 7, 2013 Over the past few weeks, Wisconsin has seen a significant increase in flu case numbers. The flu may be here but it’s not too late to protect yourself.
  • Telephone talks with nurse can reduce hospital re-admissions Dec. 6, 2012 Weekly telephone contact with a nurse substantially reduced hospital re-admissions for high-risk patients, according to results of a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health study.
  • Class explores worldwide picture for AIDS, HIV Nov. 29, 2012 "This is an important time in HIV research," Matt Reynolds, an HIV researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison, tells an undergraduate class on the Monday morning after Thanksgiving.
  • Study sees reduced C-section births in Amish Community Nov. 16, 2012 A birthing center set up specifically for women in a Wisconsin Amish community may point the way to reducing the high rate of cesarean-section births in the United States, according to a new study.
  • Tobacco research pioneer elected to Institute of Medicine Oct. 15, 2012 Dr. Michael Fiore, founder of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation’s most prestigious scientific organizations.
  • Tailored breast cancer screening model developed Oct. 11, 2012 How early and how often should women have mammograms? In theory, it's, "Annually, beginning at age 40." As of late, however, that answer has been up for debate - in part because of the risk of false positives, unnecessary biopsies, and the fear and anxiety that go along with such a diagnosis - and the answer has shifted to a more ambiguous, "It depends."
  • Vet med students ensure safe, speedy biosecurity check-in for dairy expo cattle Sept. 27, 2012 Scores of trailers will begin rolling into Madison on Friday, Sept. 28, delivering 2,500 show cows to the Alliant Energy Center for the upcoming World Dairy Expo. But to prevent the spread of disease among the cattle, the health status of each animal must be verified before they are unloaded. Fortunately, volunteer students from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine keep this process running as smoothly as possible.
  • UW team to test mobile apps to prevent substance abuse relapses Sept. 21, 2012 Can giving smartphones to people with substance use disorders improve the quality of care at the same time as it reduces health care costs? A team of scholars centered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dartmouth College thinks so, and has won a federal grant to create and test mobile apps to deliver tested treatment and relapse prevention tools through these devices.
  • Campus flu shot clinics start Sept. 17 Sept. 13, 2012 University Health Services (UHS) will again offer seasonal influenza immunizations (flu shots) for all registered students, faculty and staff. Just like last year, student flu shot clinics will be held at separate locations and dates from UW-employee clinics.
  • Reduced brain connections seen in people with generalized anxiety disorder Sept. 3, 2012 A new University of Wisconsin-Madison imaging study shows the brains of people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have weaker connections between a brain structure that controls emotional response and the amygdala, which suggests the brain's "panic button" may stay on due to lack of regulation.
  • West Nile's 'super spreader:' How about the American robin? Aug. 23, 2012 The 2012 outbreak of West Nile virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promises to be the largest since the disease was first detected in the United States 13 years ago.
  • New building drives changes at School of Nursing Aug. 16, 2012 The School of Nursing is always in the process of evolution, but bigger changes – including a new building – are driving a more comprehensive redesign of its curriculum.
  • AhR Pharma and WARF sign exclusive license for cancer-fighting hormone Aug. 13, 2012 AhR Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) have signed an exclusive license agreement for ITE, a natural hormone discovered by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers with properties helpful in treating cancer, obesity and immune system disorders.
  • High-tech silver dressings ward off infection in wounds July 31, 2012 Applied onto the business end of artificial skin, nanofilms that release antibacterial silver over time can eradicate bacteria in full-thickness skin wounds in mice.
  • Grants to improve health of Wisconsin communities announced July 24, 2012 The Transform Wisconsin Coalition today announced that 30 communities around the state are being awarded Transform Wisconsin grants in an effort to create healthier places to live, work and play.
  • Facebook use does not lead to depression, according to new study July 9, 2012 A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites.
  • High-tech wound dressing fights infection in mouse trial July 9, 2012 An ultra-thin layer of polymer impregnated with a surgical anti-bacterial aided healing by preventing infection in a mouse study performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Soaring temperatures raise risk of heat-related illness July 2, 2012 With Madison-area temperatures expected to soar through the 90s on their way to close to 100 degrees this week, a UW Health emergency medicine physician says make sure you think about your health when you're enjoying the summer sun.
  • Aging at home: New project starts with community assets, not needs June 8, 2012 Students tend to fret when they are "invited" to the principal's office, and last April Tayler Nelson was no exception.
  • Wisconsin residents are living longer, but not better May 29, 2012 The good news is that we're living longer. The bad news? People in Wisconsin are reaching old age more overweight, less wealthy and still drinking too much alcohol.