If violence spreads like a disease, it can be interrupted. How a new team in Milwaukee is trying to stop one shooting leading to another.
From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — A series of stories features 414LIFE, an initiative that takes a public health approach to gun violence. The adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital launched Milwaukee’s first hospital-based violence interruption program, which provides medical support for 414LIFE. Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD, trauma psychologist at Froedtert Hospital, explains the role Froedtert & MCW health network plays in the 414LIFE program.
From CBS 58 — A beautiful story about the ups and downs, the unexpected and, ultimately, how others' support keeps Lina putting one foot in front of the other. Lina has triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. The “triple negative” means her tumor tests negative for HER2 protein, and estrogen and progesterone receptors. Lina receives chemo at the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Center at Drexel Town Square Health Center, where the nursing staff reminds me of angels — kind, caring, smart and amazingly encouraging through each treatment.
From Science Magazine — Is there a connection between our bodies’ nerves and cancer? Jennifer Knight, MD, medical director of the Psycho-Oncology Program and Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network weighs in on her observations with patients in this fascinating look at the research on this topic.
From healthleadersmedia.com — How does Froedtert Health accelerate intervention of patients in the early stages of clinical decline? By remotely monitoring every individual occupying a bed with a predictive analytics tool that pinpoints a patient's condition.
From Fox 6 — Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist with Froedtert & MCW Breast Care Center and MCW breast cancer researcher, is the lead investigator for a 5-year NIH grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute studying how to study unique genetic models of women who undergo radiation for breast cancer and determine who may be more at risk to heart damage.
From 102.9 THE HOG — Cardiothoracic surgeon David Joyce, MD, participated in an on-air interview on 102.9 THE HOG’s Bob & Brian morning show that focused on his background as a heart transplant surgeon, how the heart transplant process works and general awareness of both heart failure and organ donation.
From Fox 6 — A fundraising campaign was kicked off on Tuesday, Aug. 27, as part of an effort to build "A New Home for Healing," the first major capital campaign for Kathy’s House since its founding in 2001 — with a goal of at least $12 million.
From WUWM 89.7 — Doctors at Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network are reporting a treatment breakthrough in a lung cancer case. Physicians at Froedtert Hospital say they've been better able to keep a radiation beam targeted on a moving tumor.
Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network is first in the world to treat cancer patient using the Accuray Radixact System with Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology
From WUWM 89.7 — Ruth, a palliative care patient at Froedtert Hospital, and Wendy Peltier, MD, her palliative care physician, talk about the importance of palliative care programs and how they help patients take on difficult conversations and decisions.
From Fox 6 — Breast cancer survivor Katy Mihalko and Miraj Shah-Khan, MD, surgical oncologist with the Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network, talked about the importance of early detection when it comes to treating breast cancer and how women need to be aware of what their breasts are like under normal conditions so that they can detect any changes.
From Wisconsin Public Radio — A recent executive order aims to improve kidney health in the U.S. through prevention, increased access to dialysis and improvements to the transplant system. Dawn Wolfgram, MD, Froedtert & MCW nephrologist, spoke to WPR and explained how this order will impact patients and providers throughout the U.S. and in Wisconsin.
From Today's TMJ4 — Froedtert Health and Progressive Community Health Centers are co-hosting the third annual Health and Wellness Day on August 7th at the Lisbon Avenue Health Center. The free event include entertainment from the Milwaukee Bucks, haircuts by Gee’s Clippers, family friendly activities and community resources. Breast and prostate cancer screenings will also be offered at no cost to women and men.
From Healthcare IT News — Froedtert Health, fresh off a successful reimplementation of its electronic health record, recently introduced new career paths within information technology.
From WISN 12 — William Hall, MD, radiation oncologist, explained how the Elekta Unity combines high-quality MRIs and radiation treatments in one device. Froedtert Hospital is one of only five locations in the world and only the second in the U.S. offering this technology.
From the Kenosha News — The story featured a local family affected by hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), an inherited disorder in which some blood vessels do not develop properly. The disease, which is notoriously complex and difficult to diagnose, can cause significant bleeding and multiple arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), putting patients at an additional risk of stroke. Jake Decker, MD, director of the Froedtert & MCW HHT Center of Excellence, walked the reporter through the complexities of the disease, how almost an entire family can be affected and why patients need to be seen at a center that specializes in HHT.