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November 2011

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Featured News

Tissue-Sparing Brachytherapy Available to Wide Range of Cancer Patients

Patients with breast, gynecologic, lung or prostate cancer might be offered brachytherapy, a treatment that places radiation sources into or around tumors. This procedure significantly reduces the radiation exposure to healthy tissue. Read more

More Cancer News

New Clinic Manages Unique Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Brace Yourself: Study Shows It's Worth It

High school basketball players in Wisconsin who wore stabilizing lace-up ankle braces had 68 percent fewer injuries than those who did not, according to a study done by UW Health Sports Medicine. Read more
More Sports Medicine News


New Pediatric Heart Surgeon

Petros V. Anagnostopoulos, MD, joined American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Heart Program as the director of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery in August, and already has made an impact. Read more
More Pediatrics News

Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care

LVRS Offers Help to Emphysema Patients

There are few treatment options available to patients with emphysema, but Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) can help certain individuals with breathing and overall quality of life. The procedure removes small pieces of damaged tissue in the lungs. Read more
More Heart, Vascular and Thoracic News

Education and Technology

Simulation Program Opens New Facility

The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program unveiled a state-of-the-art facility this fall, an area that allows the program to provide education with the latest simulation techniques and technologies. Read more

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Developing New Ways to Treat Patients

UW Health neurosurgeon Joshua Medow was frustrated about the lack of an implantable intracranial pressure monitor. So he invented one, a device he hopes will be in clinical trials in the next 3 years. Read more
More Neurology and Neurosurgery News


Dialysis Access: Always Looking Ahead

The UW Health Comprehensive Dialysis Access Clinic strives to provide information to patients, starting before they even require dialysis and constantly looking ahead to future treatment plans. Read more
More Transplant News

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