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Chuck Quirmbach

A bi-partisan bill before the Wisconsin Legislature would set up a Palliative Care Council within the state Department of Health Services. The measure would also require the state to establish an education program on palliative care.

The growing field of palliative care treats patients with life-limiting illnesses. It's not for the end of life.

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One of the fastest-growing areas of health care is what's known as precision medicine. It uses a person’s DNA and other factors to develop personalized therapies for patients.

The director of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Dr. Raul Urrutia, has been running the center for two years. He says a health care "revolution" is underway.

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Officials from the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Found say changes are underway that could help the public bring medical inventions to the marketplace. The ideas were outlined at a recent startup and technology forum in Milwaukee.

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Wisconsin Gov., and cancer survivor, Tony Evers defended his $2.5 billion capital budget proposal during a visit Friday to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa. 

Evers drew criticism from Republican leaders in the state Legislature after unveiling this week his two-year borrowing plan for state building projects. One lawmaker calls Evers' plan to roughly triple the last capital budget proposed by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker, "alarming."

But Evers maintains that the projects he wants built would help Wisconsin residents.

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A national study of concussions suffered by football players and military cadets will move into a second phase, with the Medical College of Wisconsin continuing to play a major role. Findings from part one of the massive study appear to have brought some safety improvements to football. But the new round of research could bring more changes.  

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With Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting its recent research into concussions suffered by military cadets at the nation's service academies. The college and partner universities also looked into concussions among college football players.

The Medical College of Wisconsin hopes a big gift to the institution helps it establish new methods of training doctors. The money will be used to create a new curriculum that a half dozen schools across the country will adopt. The College is getting $38 million from the Kern Foundation.

The school will use the funds to create the Kern Institute. Its goal will be to determine how to best educate students in the art of compassionate care.

“More on the integrated aspect of how we relate to each other as people and how physicians relate to their patients." 

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During WUWM's Project Milwaukee series on innovation, we discovered that the research that led to the development of side airbags in vehicles took place right here in Milwaukee. Now, researchers in the same lab are trying to figure out how to protect your lower spine in a car accident.

When a car crashes, the newer the car, the less likely it is those inside will suffer devastating head and chest injuries. 

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Did you ever wonder why you can roll your tongue and your relative can't? Or, why your earlobes are attached (or unattached)?

Discovery World is joining with the Medical College of Wisconsin to display a traveling health sciences exhibit created by the Smithsonian that seeks to provoke thought about these and other topics.

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Women’s bodies go through many physical changes during and after a pregnancy, but researchers say a mother’s attention to her own health care seems to stop right after the 6-week postpartum checkup.

"They’re so focused on the baby and just lack of sleep, there’s no time or energy to even find time for themselves," says Meredith Cruz of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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The pharmacy school is expected to open in mid-2017 or 2018, with a class of 60 students. According to the Medical College, Wisconsin needs to develop more highly-qualified pharmacists, particularly to serve in communities and medical fields experiencing shortages.

A national search has commenced to hire a dean to oversee the new school. As the project advances, it will bring aboard faculty and staff.

The cost of the start-up is estimated at $30 million. 

Milwaukee Researcher Finds Multiple Genes at Play in Childhood Disorder

Nov 27, 2013
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A study by a Milwaukee researcher has identified additional genes related to a complex speech disorder affecting children, but the work could lead to a better overall understanding of defects in the human genome.

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People having a hard time sleeping often turn to munchies to deal with their insomnia. But is that healthy?

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Hua Jun Zhao to time already served in jail (4 1/2 months), plus two years probation.

Study: Many People Frightened to Enroll in Clinical Trials

Jun 4, 2013
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A new study examines why so few people are signing up to participate in medical trials.

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