March 30, 2012


Guests: Matthew Weed, Ph.D., Interim Assoc. Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Nancy E. Mathews, Ph.D., Dir. of Academic Programs, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Hear how UW students will be leaving the campus to help people live independently in their homes, thanks to an innovative program developing at UW's world class research facility - The Institutes for Discovery. This program, inspired by the Affordable Care Act, will look at ways technology being developed at The Institutes for Discovery plus community agencies and students can work together to preserve the safety and independence of seniors and the disabled in their home environments.

On this All About Living program, Matthew Weed and Nancy Mathews describe a new partnership with community agencies that will send UW students into the homes of seniors and people in need of help. It's a real world classroom for students and an opportunity to make a real difference in peoples' lives.

March 23, 2012


Guests: Morgan Welk - Producer of All About Living
Anne Morgan Giroux and Colleen Penwell - Founder and Spokeswomen for Lily's Fund for Epilepsy Research

Did you know that epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's Disease COMBINED? The fact is, one in 26 people will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. One of them is All About Living producer, Morgan Welk, who moves from the production board to the microphone to share his personal experience of living with epilepsy.

Joining Morgan on this program is Anne Giroux and Colleen Penwell who, as mothers of daughters diagnosed with epilepsy, help us understand how children and families are affected and some of the mysteries and myths that surround this puzzling brain disorder.

Schools, businesses, and the general public are invited to help build awareness for epilepsy by wearing purple on Purple Day - March 26th.

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March 17, 2012


Guest: Dr. Ken Loving, CEO
Access Community Health Centers

Serving the underserved is the core principle of Access Community Health Centers. In the current economic and political landscape, this is not easy. But it can and is being done in an efficient and effective manner right here in South Central Wisconsin.

Dr. Ken Loving, CEO of Access, describes how their clientele has tripled in six years and moved from beyond a traditional medical visit to providing a wide range of services in a single location - including dental care, behavioral health services and low cost medications.

"The need for affordable health care is great," says Dr. Loving, "and there are still too many people in need that we haven't yet reached." Providing a health care home is the foundation of care at Access Community Health Centers. Their goal is to help patients achieve their best health so they can live full and active lives.

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March 9, 2012


Guest: Sara Finger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health

With women's health in the national spotlight, where does Wisconsin stand on the issues being debated today? Sara Finger, recipient of numerous awards including a 2010 Champion of Women's Health from the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, speaks out on the current conversation: who is in charge of Reproductive Health; Wisconsin Laws and Proposed Legislation affecting women, and what the Affordable Care Act means to Wisconsin women.

To encourage engagement, education and empowerment, Sara invites the pubic to attend and shares highlights from the Third Annual Wisconsin Women's Health Policy Summit, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Monona Terrace in Madison.

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March 1, 2012


Guests: Diane Harlowe, MS, OYT, FAOTA, Manager, Physical & Occupational Therapy Department
Dan Russo, MPT, Physical Therapist
Group Health Cooperative-South Central Wisconsin

Are you one of the 20% of people who suffer jaw, neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle or foot pain - severe enough to seek medical attention? If you are, you know how painful and debilitating musculoskeletal issues can be! Now a new pilot program recently launched at Group Health Cooperative provides same day PT services in the Urgent Care Clinic - delivering the care you need at the time you need it.

On this All About Living program, Diane Harlowe, Manager of the Physical & Occupational Therapy at GHC-SCW who speared this innovative approach to PT and Dan Russo, Physical Therapist, who helped design the same day delivery of PT in Group Health Cooperative's Urgent Care Clinics, talk about the benefits of this innovative service: the ability to directly get patients to the treatment they need which can improve outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction, and streamline patient care at the same time.

Diane and Dan are the first to admit that prevention is the best path to wellness. With that in mind, they also share significant tips for better living and preventive health.