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What is Comfort Care at the End of Life?

What is Comfort Care at the End of Life?

News articles this week reported that former First Lady Barbara Bush was receiving “comfort care” as she neared the end of her life. The term may not be familiar, so Dr. Toby Campbell, chief of the UW Health Palliative Care program, ...
4/17/2018 | What is Comfort Care at the End of Life?

Q and A with Dr. Rama Maganti: Death Risk in Epilepsy

Q and A with Dr. Rama Maganti: Death Risk in Epilepsy

A new study in JAMA Neurology has some rather alarming statistics that show that people with epilepsy are at a much higher risk of dying prematurely. The study looked at "unnatural mortality" in more than 50,000 people with epilepsy in England a...
4/12/2018 | Q and A with Dr. Rama Maganti: Death Risk in Epilepsy

Do You Vomit When You Smoke Pot? Here's Why.

Do You Vomit When You Smoke Pot? Here

If you experience nausea or vomiting after smoking marijuana, it may be cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. UW Health emergency medicine physician Marin Darsie, MD, explains. What is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS)? Cannabinoid hy...
4/11/2018 | Do You Vomit When You Smoke Pot? Here's Why.

First Wisconsin Patient Treated With New Neuroendocrine Tumor Drug

First Wisconsin Patient Treated With New Neuroendocrine Tumor Drug

Madison, Wisconsin - In January, the FDA approved a new neuroendocrine tumor (NET) therapy, a radioactive, tumor-specific drug. Two months and dozens of hours of staff time later, the first patient at the UW Carbone Cancer Center - and in Wisconsin -...
4/10/2018 | First Wisconsin Patient Treated With New Neuroendocrine Tumor Drug

 

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