MCW Women's Health News

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Prescription subsidies help cancer patients

Nov. 4 - Former MCW fellow Alana Biggers, MD; and Joan Neuner, MD (Medicine); published a study showing prescription subsidies for women on Medicare help improve their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence. Chicago Crusader

Grant to fund evaluation of breast cancer treatment reporting

Oct. 30 - MCW has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care. Wauwatosa Now

MCW researchers to study treatment reporting tools for breast cancer care

Oct. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to investigate the comparative effectiveness of two strategies aimed at reducing the use of ineffective or unproven breast cancer care.

Dr. Sahoo Speaks at Event to Create Awareness of Women’s Heart Disease

Oct. 23 - MCW’s Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board teamed with the Boelter Superstore to host a reception to draw awareness to women’s heart disease. Daisy Sahoo, PhD, (Medicine – Endocrinology) presented on cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in women. OnMilwaukee

Study Finds Subsidies Help Breast Cancer Patients Adhere to Hormone Therapy

Oct. 21 - University of Illinois at Chicago faculty member Dr. Alana Biggers, who recently completed her residency in General Internal Medicine through MCWAH, led a study that found that a federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. Health Canal

Special Events at the Wisconsin Athletic Club Support WBCS

Sept. 30 - Wisconsin Athletic Clubs (WAC) are sponsoring several upcoming events that will benefit WBCS, one of the largest supporters of breast cancer and prostate cancer research at MCW:

Heart health awareness event planned for October 16

Sept. 16 - The Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiovascular Center Advisory Board is hosting the Heart 2 Heart Women’s Heart Health Awareness Event on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Boelter Superstore.

Efforts to Fight Breast Cancer Recognized at Brewer’s Pink Out Day

Sept. 08 - Froedtert & MCW were formally recognized for their efforts to fight breast cancer at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Pink Out Day on September 6 . Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pink out Miller Park

Sept. 05 - When the Milwaukee Brewers take on the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 6, the stadium will be a sea of pink as fans don their brightest to support breast cancer research and support. Betsy Brenner, publisher of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, MCW Trustee, and a breast cancer survivor, will throw out the first pitch. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Better treatments for breast cancer

Sept. 02 - A physician scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study better treatments for breast cancer.

Dr. Ehrman Discusses Pediatrics Association’s Policy on Emergency Contraception for Teens

Aug. 26 - In an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, Dr. Wendi Ehrman discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement that recommends that teens too young to get emergency contraception over-the-counter should get prescriptions before they need it, as a way of reducing unintended pregnancies WPR

Ovarian cancer spheroids versus single ovarian cancer cells in vitro

Aug. 20 - A research scientist from the Medical College of Wisconsin has received a three-year Mentored Career Development Award from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin to study the effects of mesothelial cells on patient-derived ovarian cancer spheroids (clusters of ovarian cancer cells).

Human Placenta Project Explores Potential Use of Dr. Schmainda’s Imaging Research

Aug. 18 - The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development invited Kathleen Schmainda, PhD to present at the opening meeting of the Human Placenta Project. Chemical and Engineering News

Study Finds Most Colleges and Universities Fail to Screen for Female Athlete Triad Coalition

June 25 - In a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Anne Hoch, DO and colleagues report that of 257 U.S. colleges and universities participating in the study, only 9 percent had nine or more of the 12 Female Athlete Triad Coalition screening recommendations on their pre-participation exam forms. Medicine Net

8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to benefit MCW cancer research

May 20 - The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile walk to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

Dr. Mackinnon comments on study questioning whether mammograms cause harm

May 15 - In an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4, Dr. Jennifer Mackinnon discussed a Canadian study that questioned whether mammograms do more harm than good. WTMJ

Dr. Ellinas Says Froedtert Has No Plans to Use Laughing Gas for Women in Labor

May 06 - Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas tells Metro Parent that despite increased interest in the use of nitrous oxide for women in labor, there are no plans to offer it at Froedtert. Metro Parent

Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings Provided

May 06 - Froedtert & MCW cancer specialists provided free head and neck screenings on April 30 at the Clinical Cancer Center. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Paykel Discusses Pros and Cons of Intrauterine Devices for Contraception

April 30 - Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel discusses the pros and cons of using an intrauterine device as a contraceptive method in a report on NBC-TV/Channel 4. WTMJ-TV

Can a cell phone app help women reduce their osteoporosis risk?

April 10 - Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Research shows that women can improve their bone health by having good nutrition, improving their balance, and regularly doing exercises that result in stronger bones, yet very few women regularly eat nutritious meals and do the types of activities that build bone. Much more needs to be learned about how to help people make and maintain health behavior change.

Bon-Ton Stores Raise $375,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Mar 26 - The Concord (NH) Monitor reports that Bon-Ton Stores nationwide (Boston Store in Wisconsin) raised $375,000 through its annual Charge Against Breast Cancer campaign. Concord Monitor

Building wellness in Barron County

A collaborative effort by the Medical College of Wisconsin and dozens of partners in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity.

Dr. Guralnick Recommends “Bladder Diary”, Bladder Retraining for Overactive Bladder

Mar 5 - Dr. Michael Guralnick recommends that patients with an overactive bladder maintain a “bladder diary” to identify specific cues tied to urge incontinence. WebMD

Research changes views on breast cancer

A research collaboration is helping to eliminate obstacles to breast cancer screening among African American women in central Milwaukee. Research collaborators include members of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, and community leaders and advocates.

Dr. Kumar Reports that Sepsis is Five Times Lower for Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - In a presentation at the Critical Care Congress, Dr. Gagan Kumar reported that the incidence of severe sepsis was nearly five times lower and the risk of death from severe sepsis was 43% lower during pregnancy, compared with nonpregnant women, in a large retrospective study on data on more than 47 million pregnancy-related discharges. Family Practice News

Partnering for lifelong heart care

Adults who were born with congenital heart disease find highly specialized, lifelong care at the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, a partnership of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.

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