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MARCH FOR MEALS

Guests: Julie Hitt, R.N., Home Health United, Mgr., Homemaker Companion Linda Lane, Registered Dietitician, COO, Independent Living, Inc. Michael Baer, 17-year ILI Meals on Wheels volunteer With a drum roll from the UW Marching Band, the community celebrates the MEALS ON WHEELS program in March that delivers daily meals to elderly and disabled individuals throughout… Read more »

PORCHLIGHT: SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOMELESSNESS

GUESTS: Steve Schooler, Executive Director, Porchlight Diane Ballweg, Chair, Madison Cares Capital Campaign Who cares about the homeless? Porchlight does and is tackling the chronic issue of homelessness and mental illness with renewed vigor. Porchlight is our community’s link to the homeless, providing emergency shelter, food, employment services, counseling and affordable transitional and permanent housing… Read more »

MANAGING THE PAIN

Guest: Kim Litwack, PhD, RN Nurse Practitioner with Advanced Pain Management Pain is one of the most frequent complaints encountered by healthcare professionals. Almost 35% of Americans suffer from chronic pain and almost 50 million people are partially or totally disabled by it. Sadly, many people live with pain not knowing that innovative treatments to… Read more »

MENDING A BROKEN HEART

Guest: Amish Raval, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, UW Health Having a broken heart, as in cardiovascular disease, is the #1 killer in the United States of both men and women. Much progress has been made in treating the many forms of this disease, and the lifestyle choices we make – diet, exercise, not smoking – have… Read more »

ADDRESSING MENTAL ILLNESS AS A BRAIN DISEASE (Part 2 of a series on Mental Illness)

GUESTS: Nancy Abraham Dylan Abraham When Nancy Abraham’s son, Dylan, was diagnosed with schizophrenia 37 years ago, Nancy had no where to turn for help or support. So she began creating a support group that would envelope all the others in her same situation. Her organizational efforts began in Dane County, extended to the state… Read more »