Stress can be a killer, but hobbies can be the cure. Researchers are exploring just how and why leisure reduces stress and enhances health.
Backed by a $244,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action program, the research team is using Milwaukee as a case study to identify the steps that are most likely to lead from resolution to policy changes, while also determining the effects of resolutions across the country.
Sarah Parker is studying what’s happening inside large blood vessels to find better ways to diagnose and treat threatening conditions like atherosclerosis and aneurysms.
“Get Wheelin’ in Westlawn” is a community bike ride and bike repair event, but it’s part of something bigger than that. The UWM College of Nursing co-sponsored event also helps clean the air by getting people out of cars and onto bikes.
The work of UWM researcher Madhusudan Dey could help find targets for new drugs to treat diseases caused by protein misfolding, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Kris Barnekow, associate professor of health sciences, is leading the two outreach projects in Milwaukee with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health professionals treating hard-to-heal wounds have long been saddled with inadequate tools. Now, two UWM researchers have invented a better way.
Zooming through empty hallways in various wheelchairs, UWM occupational therapy students tested and learned about the mobility technology they will one day be using to help patients regain and maintain their independence.
When he was younger, Michael Levandoski’s addiction landed him in jail. Now, he’s turned his life around and using his experiences to help others as he works toward a career in counseling.
When John Moser showed up for his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, he was met with unexpected cheers, balloons and photos.