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This November 2009 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.

 

Our new format includes:

  • More stories – about three times as many articles as in previous issues

     

  • Broad variety – articles and content cover the full range of medical services available
    at UW Health

     

  • Opportunities for feedback – online response forms allow you to share your thoughts
    on current articles or requests for future topics


 

Medical Directions Headlines


 

 

Featured News

 

UW Health physician John FergusonDr. Ferguson Heads Up UW Health's New Interventional Pulmonology Program

 

UW Health introduces a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to interventional pulmonology, headed by Dr. J. Scott Ferguson. Interventional pulmonology involves advanced diagnostic procedures and interventional procedures for evaluation, staging and therapy of cancers, as well as treatment of structural airway disorders and the evaluation and potential palliation of pleural disease.

 

Full Story: Dr. Ferguson Heads Up UW Health's New Interventional Pulmonology Program

 


 

Image of a brainMultidisciplinary Brain Tumor Care at UW Health

 

The UW Carbone Cancer Center's multidisciplinary brain tumor team offers state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.

 

Full Story: Multidisciplinary Tumor Care at UW Health

 

More Neurology and Neurosurgery Stories 


 

Teenager on a laptopRisky Behavior Prominent on Teen MySpace Profiles
 

Dr. Megan Moreno, a UW Health pediatrician, researched public profiles on MySpace to determine what adolescents are revealing about their personal lives when it comes to sex, alcohol and drug use, smoking and violence.

 

Full Story: Risky Behavior Prominent on Teen MySpace Profiles

 

More Pediatric Stories 


 

UW Health Drs. Maryl Johnson and Niloo EdwardsHope for High-Risk Heart Failure Patients
 

Patients once considered too "high-risk" for heart transplant may have renewed hope and another chance at being listed for transplant, after evaluation at UW Health's high-risk heart transplant program.

 

Full Story: Hope for High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

 

More Transplant Stories 


 

UW Health physician Paul AndersonClinic Provides Comprehensive Spine Tumor Care
 

Spine tumors, while relatively rare, present unique challenges to the physicians providing treatment. Which is what prompted UW Health spine surgeon Paul A. Anderson, MD, and colleagues to begin a spine tumor clinic.

 

Full Story: Clinic Provides Comprehensive Spine Tumor Care

 

More Orthopedics Stories 


 

Stem cell imagesHow Do You Mend A Broken Heart?
 

UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor of medicine Tim Kamp, MD, and his research team showed that they were able to grow working heart-muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) from induced pluripotent stem cells, known as iPS cells.

 

Full Story: How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?

 

More Heart and Vascular Care Stories 


 

Image of the human spineNew Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

 

UW Carbone Cancer Center is currently the only facility in Wisconsin to perform complete wedge resections with brachytherapy for high-risk patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancers smaller than three centimeters.

 

Full Story: New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

 

More Cancer Stories 


 

UW Health's physician liaisonsThe UW Health Physician Liaison Program

 

In the 2008 Referring Physician Satisfaction Survey, regional physicians were asked specifically about their interaction with the UW Health physician liaisons. The physicians consistently rated their satisfaction with the liaison program as a highly valued effective service.

 

Full Story: The UW Health Physician Liaison Program

 

More Stories 


 

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