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March 2011

Medical Directions

This issue of Medical Directions continues our hybrid communication approach - offering a limited number of brief stories in printed form and taking advantage of Internet technology to bring you lots of additional information about UW Health services and providers.


Articles by Specialty


Featured News


ImageShare Going Hospital-wide

UW Health ImageShare is a complementary service designed to expedite image sharing between UW Heath and partnering organizations by using a site-to-site VPN (virtual private network) to allow for fast and secure two-way exchanges of DICOM images. Learn more


Neurology & Neurosurgery


Working Together to Save a Life

UW Health neurosurgery: brain surgery patient Shauna Gooch

When the pain from her headaches became unbearable, Shauna Gooch called her fiancé to take her to Watertown Regional Medical Center. As it turned out, the trip to the hospital was just in time. Read more


More Neurology and Neurosurgery News

Meet Our New Neurosurgeons




Whooping Cough Making a Comeback

UW Health pediatrics and pertussis: mother and child

Thought to be wiped out by the mid-1970s, whooping cough (pertussis), a bacterial disease characterized by a violent, debilitating cough, is making a comeback. Read more


More Pediatrics News

Minnesota Patient First to Undergo Unique Cancer Treatment




Living Kidney Donors Create Four-Way Exchange

UW Health Transplant team

Eight patients and seven surgeons added up to the largest paired live-donor kidney exchanges in history at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in July. Read more


More Transplant News


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


Biking Towards or Away from Bone Problems

UW Health Orthopedics and Rehabilitation: Biking toward or away from bone problems

Men who rely exclusively on biking for exercise may be at risk for developing bone problems. A UW Health sports medicine physician is investigating whether the same holds true for women. Read more


More Orthopedics and Rehabilitation News

Meet Our New Orthopedic Surgeons


Heart, Thoracic & Vascular


Device Aids Aneurysm Repair

The newly approved device allows very precise deployment and even repositioning of the stent to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Read more


More Heart, Thoracic and Vascular News

New Heart Pump Tested at UW




Researchers Searching for Bladder Cancer Treatment Options

Jeremy Cetnar, MD and Tracy Downs, MD, are interested in optimizing management of both superficial disease and metastatic disease for bladder cancer. Read more


More Cancer News

Assessing Genetic Risks for Ovarian and Breast Cancer


Other News