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UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs Have Another Record Year

UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs Have Another Record Year

The UW Organ Transplant Program and UW Organ and Tissue Donation followed up on one of their busiest years on record with another record-breaking year. In 2017, the UW Transplant Program performed 568 transplants in total, including the most liv...
2/09/2018 | UW Organ Transplant, Donation Programs Have Another Record Year

"Outstanding" UW Carbone Earns Five-Year Renewal From National Cancer Institute

"Outstanding" UW Carbone Earns Five-Year Renewal From National Cancer Institute

For the past 45 years, the UW Carbone Cancer Center has been a National Cancer Institute - (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (back in those days, when the center was one of the first six to earn the designation, it was simply called t...
2/08/2018 | "Outstanding" UW Carbone Earns Five-Year Renewal From National Cancer Institute

Partnering to Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates Across Wisconsin

Partnering to Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates Across Wisconsin

When colon cancer is detected early, in most cases it is a treatable or even curable disease – a fact reflected in the increasing survival rates.“That survival rate is largely thought to be due to screening,” said Noelle LoConte, MD...
2/08/2018 | Partnering to Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates Across Wisconsin

The Skinny on Saturated Fat

The Skinny on Saturated Fat

Saturated fat, unsaturated fat, trans fat — it can be hard to keep them all straight, much less know which ones you should keep off your plate. And it doesn’t help when experts give conflicting advice on what you should or shouldn’t...
2/07/2018 | The Skinny on Saturated Fat

University Hospital's Emergency Department Partners with Organizations to Fight Opioid Epidemic

University Hospital

As a way to fight the opioid epidemic in the region, UW Health and Safe Communities are launching a program of recovery coaches for people who end up in the emergency department because of an opioid overdose. "A pilot project showed that 90 perc...
2/06/2018 | University Hospital's Emergency Department Partners with Organizations to Fight Opioid Epidemic

UW Health Starts State's Only Lupus Clinic

UW Health Starts State

In February, UW Health will start the state’s only clinic dedicated exclusively to treating lupus patients.Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s own immune system attacks parts of the body as if it were foreign. It can...
2/05/2018 | UW Health Starts State's Only Lupus Clinic

 

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