From Fox6 — Mary Beth Graham, MD, FIDSA, FACP, Froedtert & MCW infectious disease specialist, talked to Fox6 about the uptick in COVID-19 cases and new strains we're seeing in our community.
COVID-19 patients using remote monitoring portal had 32 percent lower hospitalization rate, study shows
From WPR — Bradley Crotty, MD, chief digital engagement officer for Froedtert Health, spoke with WPR about a study where 5,363 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 logged on to a remote patient-monitoring program via their computers or a mobile phone app.
From WPR — Olushola Akinshemoyin Vaughn, MD, Froedtert & MCW dermatologist, spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio listeners about the importance of sun protection and skin cancer screenings.
From Fox 6 — Jerry Hawyer is back to doing the things he loves in life after deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment for essential tremor at the Froedtert & MCW Neuroscience Institute. Ryan Brennan, DO, Jerry’s neurologist, explains how a small device implanted in Jerry's brain greatly improved the quality of his life.
From Spectrum News 1 — Edit Olasz, MD, PhD, Froedtert & MCW dermatologist, encourages everyone to wear sunscreen year round. She said it not only protects skin from a sunburn but also dark spots, early aging and even skin cancer.
From WUWM 98.7 — For many LGBTQ couples, the path to parenthood is different than for heterosexual parents. For Jake and Nick, they went to the Gestational Carrier Program, which is a part of the Froedtert & MCW Reproductive Medicine Center, to help start their family.
From neurologylive.com — Ahmed Z. Obeidat, MD, PhD, led a discussion with neurologists about managing multiple sclerosis (MS) using telemedicine during COVID-19.
From TMJ 4 — Representatives for Froedtert & MCW health network said jobs that are in demand right now are medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, patient access service reps and clinic techs.
From Fox 6 — Milwaukee's Strain for the Brain Run/Walk took place Sunday, June 5, honoring individuals living with a brain tumor, those who lost the fight and the many people who love them. "It’s bringing families and patients together to realize they are not alone in this battle," said Jennifer Connelly, MD, Froedtert & MCW neuro-oncologist.
From Spectrum News 1 — Instead of a scalpel, sound pulses are now being used to treat liver cancer. It's potentially groundbreaking technology, with a national clinical trial happening in Wisconsin. Amanda Smolock, MD, PhD, a Froedtert & MCW vascular and interventional radiologist talked about the non-invasive therapy, called histotripsy. By using focused sound waves, the technology targets tumors in the liver.
From WISN 12 — Four lives were saved by organ donation. "With the pandemic, most centers are having a really difficult time finding organ donors for their very sick patients," said Veronica Loy, DO, transplant specialist with the Transplant Center at Froedtert Hospital. "It's such a tragedy, such a young lost life, but what a mature decision that this young man made that's life-changing for many people."
From WPR — Jenna Sarvaideo, DO, endocrinologist with the Froedtert & MCW Inclusion Health Clinic, spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Jill Nadeau on the Larry Meiller Show about menopause — a time of life for women when the amount of estrogen in the body decreases.
From Fox 6 — Terri deRoon-Cassini, MS, PhD; Libby Schroeder, MD; and Nick Jazdzewski, emergency department nurse, talked about working on the front lines to care for not only patients coming through our Emergency Department and Trauma Center doors every day, but also for their colleagues.
From TMJ 4 — A new prescription medication is dominating a weight loss market crowded with pills, powders, cleanses, juices, and more. Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, director of the Froedtert & MCW Bariatric Surgery Program, explains more about this new FDA-approved drug for weight loss.
Doctors search for 'vaccination to violence' as people treated for gunshot wounds more than double since 2020
From CBS 58 — Marc De Moya, MD, chief of trauma surgery at Froedtert Hospital, spoke about how more needs to be done to prevent gun violence. Froedtert Hospital treated 25 people for gunshot wounds over the May 13 – 15 weekend alone. Ten of those victims were from Friday night's mass shooting in downtown Milwaukee. Versions of this story were also covered on Fox 6, TMJ4 and WISN 12.
Milwaukee — The Froedtert & MCW health network announced today a partnership with Legion Healthcare Partners, which will aid the health network's plan to provide technologically-evolved proton therapy for cancer patients who require radiation therapy.
From WUWM 98.7 — The Post-COVID Multispecialty Clinic at the Froedtert & MCW health network was developed for people who need long-term care for complications related to COVID-19. Individuals are able to seek coordinated care for ongoing symptoms related to pulmonary, psychiatry, endocrine, hematology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and ENT. Lawrence Miller, PsyD, psychologist, and his patient, Mark, talk about the behavioral health aspects of long COVID.
From CBS 58 — Wanda Rott and Amanda Richter, lactation specialists at Froedtert & MCW health network, talk about breastfeeding and the current baby formula shortage.
Mequon and Milwaukee, Wis. — The Froedtert & MCW health network opened a new community hospital today in Mequon providing high quality care in an inviting, streamlined setting close to home when sudden needs arise.
From WISN 12 — Most shooting victims go to the adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital. Ronny Otero, MD, and nurse Erin McCorkle shared their personal experiences working on the front lines.
Carbon Health partners with Froedtert Health to bring innovative health care choices and increase access to care
San Francisco and Milwaukee — Carbon Health, a leading national healthcare provider, and Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based integrated healthcare system, today announced a new strategic partnership to increase diverse points of healthcare access, enhance convenience for patients, and redefine healthcare delivery in the Wisconsin market.