Froedtert Hospital Media Room
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Delivering Hope to Couples Facing InfertilityFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Dec. 2007) — Kristin and Jeremy Flannery became the parents of twins with help from Jay Sandlow, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin urologist, and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Through microscopic testicular sperm extraction and in vitro fertilization, the couple were able to overcome infertility problems due to Jeremy's having Klinefelter syndrome.
Double Hope to Hear AgainFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Dec. 2007) — Carol Munsch is the first of five to 10 patients at Froedtert Hospital who are expected to be implanted with an experimental hearing device that combines a cochlear implant with a hearing aid.
Treatment May Quiet Noisy MindFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Dec. 2007) — An experimental procedure involving electronic stimulation of the brain's surface is showing early signs of being able to help people with tinnitus and major depression.
Ethical Guidelines Not Hurdle in ConsolidationFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Dec. 2007) — Columbia St. Mary's and Froedtert & Community Health officials have said that respecting religious guidelines will not be an issue for the planned consolidation.
Drugs Offer Hope for Blood CancerFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Dec. 2007) — The recent approval of three drugs for multiple myeloma treatment has changed the outlook for most patients with this disease.
Chemo May Not Be for all Breast Cancer PatientsFrom Fox 6 News (Nov. 2007) — A national study taking place at the Medical College of Wisconsin aims to figure out more about which breast cancer patients benefit from chemotherapy and which patients could safely skip it.
Program Provides Relief for FeetFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Nov. 2007) — Homeless people received free foot exams and well-fitting shoes thanks to the program Our Hearts to Your Soles. Richard Marks, MD, chief of foot and ankle surgery at Froedtert & the Medical College, was instrumental in bringing the program to Milwaukee.
"Chemo Brain" Sufferers Getting ReliefFrom Lifetime Television (Nov. 2007) — The mental fog that accompanies cancer treatment — known as "chemo brain" — has only been accepted by the medical community for about 10 years. Now, patients are finding relief through specialized programs like that offered at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. (Health Corner television series sponsored by Walgreens.)
Now, "Stage 4" Doesn't Mean the Fight is OverFrom M Magazine (Nov. 2007) — Recent medical breakthroughs in drugs that fight cancer have been putting some Stage 4 cancer patients into remission.
Breast Cancer Survivors Face Another BattleFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Nov. 2007) — As breast cancer survivors live longer, they face heart complications caused by their treatment.
Risk Factors for Breast CancerFrom Fox 6 News (Oct. 2007) — Alonzo Walker, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin surgical oncologist, is interviewed about the risk factors for breast cancer. Dr. Walker also demonstrates the proper technique for self-examination.
Health Benefits in FoodFrom M Magazine (Oct. 2007) — Dena McDowell, a clinical dietician specializing in oncology at Froedtert Hospital, helps a cancer patient learn the importance of eating a wide variety of foods.
Nurse Celebrates 50 Years of CareFrom Nursingmatters (Oct. 2007) — Jeanne McCue, a Froedtert Hospital RN, has spent her off-time for the past 27 years of her 50-year nursing career pursuing relief missions to war-torn Bosnia.
Wellness Plans Catching OnFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Oct. 2007) — Employers are increasingly turning to wellness plans to improve the overall health of their workers.
Flight For Life Marks a MilestoneFrom The (Fond du Lac) Reporter (Oct. 2007) — Nissa Stenz, 21, is the 25,000th patient to be airlifted by Flight For Life. Her story is a perfect example of how "the system" is supposed to work — from dispatchers and first responders to the exceptional care received at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. See the front page in layout format.
Carbs are Great, but Don't Forget SaladFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Oct. 2007) — Dena McDowell, a clinical dietitian at Froedtert Hospital who for years counseled athletes at the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center, has some pre-event tips for athletes.
Young Man's Gift is Back in His MemoryFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Oct. 2007) — Jeanne McCue, RN, spent two years to get a bubbler installed to replace the one donated by her son who gave the gift before his unexpected death.
A Chance to BreatheFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sept. 2007) — Those afflicted with sleep apnea may benefit from an experimental implant that is part of a national study headed up by B. Tucker Woodson, Medical College of Wisconsin otolaryngologist.
Hundreds Attend CPR WorkshopFrom Fox 6 News (Sept. 2007) — More than 450 people got some key lifesaving tips at a free CPR workshop at Miller Park on Sept. 22. The workshop, a collaboration between Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, the American Heart Association and FOX 6, featured a 22-minute lesson that could help save lives.
Same Hearts, Better HealthFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sept. 2007) — Advances in heart failure care are allowing more transplant candidates to survive and improve without a replacement organ.
Injured Sheriff's Deputy HonoredFrom Fox 6 News (Sept. 2007) — Critically injured after being struck by a car, Milwaukee County deputy Tim Johnson was clinging to life when he was brought to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Level I Trauma Center last winter. Months later, Tim, his family and his care team celebrated his amazing recovery at Miller Park.
Diabetes on the RunFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sept. 2007) — Gastric bypass surgery not only helped Dana Brown lose weight, but stopped her Type 2 diabetes in its tracks.
Lost in Cancer's FogFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sept. 2007) — A new Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin clinic is helping cancer patients cope with an often debilitating side effect of treatment often called "chemobrain."
A Heart TaleFrom M Magazine (August 2007) — Transplant survivor Robert Walton Jr. has had a long journey filled with difficult choices. He is now a grateful, changed man with a new heart.
Skip "The Zipper"From M Magazine (August 2007) — When Jerry Haas was told he needed heart surgery to replace a faulty valve, he did some research and ended up having minimally invasive surgery at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Level I Trauma Center Re-VerificationFrom WauwatosaNow.com (July 2007) — Wisconsin's oldest, most experienced Level I adult Trauma Center has been re-verified by the American College of Surgeons. Level I designation is the highest rating a trauma center may receive.
Cancer StoriesFrom M Magazine (July 2007) — Cancer has touched their lives in many ways, and they chose to move beyond the battle to help raise awareness and funds for life-saving research.
Care in Peace and WarFrom The Journal Times (July 2007) — Froedtert Hospital program brings Air National Guard medics in for trauma training.
Trauma TrainingFrom WestAllisNOW.com (July 2007) — The Wisconsin Air National Guard has teamed up with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in training efforts to handle major trauma.
Brain PowerFrom the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (JULY 2007) — Steven Berentsen's spirited recovery reflects huge advances in treating head injuries. Read part one. Read part two.
Egg Harvesting an Option for Older WomenFrom theMilwaukeeChannel.com (July 2007) — Mary Beth Kirby, 43 was overjoyed when her daughter, Katherine, arrived 18 months ago. Kirby used donated eggs and sperm and was successful on her first attempt at artificial insemination.
Nursing Scholarships AnnouncedFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (July 2007) — Four Froedtert staff members were the recipients of the 2nd Annual Froedtert Nursing Scholarship Awards. Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services Pam Maxson-Cooper presented the scholarships to: Sabree Tillman, medical assistant, Cardiology Clinic; Jane Zenner, education coordinator, Surgical Services; Gail Powers, staff RN, Hematology/Oncology Clinic; Barbara Provo, program coordinator, Wound Healing Program, Vascular Surgery.
In Sickness and In HealthFrom WauwatosaNOW.com (July 2007) — Terri Maciejewski prepares to donate a kidney to her husband of 27 years.
Last Review Date: Jan. 9, 2008
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