Aurora BayCare In The News

  • 11/20/2020

    Field House Friday: Mental Health Awareness

    Field House Friday: On average, only half of Americans experiencing severe depression receive treatment. Dr. Robert Reff lists the ways we can support good mental health and prioritize our well-being during the pandemic by eating healthy, exercising daily, getting plenty of sleep, spending time with loved ones, and scheduling virtual check-ins with your provider. He also explains the many indicators of poor mental health in others and urges those who are worried about anyone at risk for suicide to call the Crisis Center at 920-436-8888, or in emergencies, 911.

  • 11/13/2020

    Field House Friday: Basics of CPR and First Aid

    Field House Friday: Every year, 475,000 Americans die from cardiac arrest. Dr. Bob Zemple emphasizes the importance of CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and how this lifesaving procedure can assist in an emergency situation. He explains that individuals experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest should seek medical attention immediately and also highlights how bystander CPR can potentially save a life.

  • 11/5/2020

    Field House Friday: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

    Field House Friday: Colorectal cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in both men and women. Dr. John Bosco explains routine colonoscopies are important because colorectal cancer oftentimes has no symptoms. He encourages those who are 50 or older to schedule their screening appointment and explains why people should not delay preventive care, even during the pandemic.

  • 10/30/2020

    Field House Friday: Boosting Breast Health

    Field House Friday: Self-examinations, maintaining an ideal body weight, exercising on a daily basis, and limiting alcohol consumption are all great ways to actively decrease risk for breast cancer. Dr. Chao explains that while these healthy practices do help, scheduling a routine mammogram is most important, and encourages people not to delay their annual preventive care visits, even during the pandemic. With 1 in 8 women in the United States being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, she emphasizes why early detection is so vital to maintaining good health.

  • 10/23/2020

    Field House Friday: Diabetes Awareness

    Field House Friday: Diabetes can negatively affect multiple parts of the body including the heart, eyes, kidneys, lower limbs, and much more. While early discovery of the disease is essential, 7.2 million Americans remain undiagnosed. It can be difficult to identify the symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and know when to seek help. Dr. Swarts explains how to differentiate the symptoms of the two types and urges those who might be undergoing these symptoms to prioritize their health, especially during the pandemic, and schedule an office visit as soon as possible.

  • 10/16/2020

    Field House Friday: Cold/Flu vs. COVID-19 Symptoms

    Field House Friday: Fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and most notably, cough, are just a few symptoms of the common cold or flu. However, these can be symptoms of COVID-19 as well. Dr. Mendoza discusses the differences between cold/flu and COVID-19 symptoms as well as when to seek care. He recognizes it can be hard to know the difference, so he encourages people to call their primary care provider if they need advice and to use our COVID-19 symptom checker to assess their ailments quickly.

  • 10/9/2020

    Field House Friday: Importance of Immunizations/Flu Shot

    Field House Friday: Immunizations, including the flu shot, are more critical than ever to sustain our health. While we are all at risk for disease, children are especially vulnerable to illness. Children are more prone to touching and putting items in their mouth which, in turn, makes them more susceptible to germs and bacteria. As their immune system is not fully developed, this makes vaccinations essential for their well-being. Dr. Beno discusses the importance of immunizations, especially during the pandemic, and how they are vital to a child’s health.

  • 10/2/2020

    Field House Friday: Improving Good Cholesterol

    Field House Friday: Actively seeking to lower bad cholesterol is beneficial for your body but working to improve good cholesterol is equally important. Consuming heart-healthy foods, exercising daily, quitting tobacco, losing weight and drinking alcohol in moderation are just a few ways to improve good cholesterol to reduce risk for heart disease. Dr. Pahl discusses how to manage cholesterol, good and bad, and why it is important not to wait to get care, even during the pandemic.

  • 9/25/2020

    Field House Friday: Stroke Awareness

    Field House Friday: 2020 is a critical year to maintain our health, and while the majority of the population are prone to stroke, most are unaware of the preventive steps to avoid it. Good practices such as controlling high blood pressure, quitting tobacco, managing a healthy weight and maintaining a healthy diet are just a few steps the public can take to decrease their risk. Dr. Eckardt walks us through the importance of incorporating these activities into our daily lifestyle and why they are integral to protecting ourselves against stroke.

  • 9/17/2020

    Field House Friday: Skin Cancer Awareness

    Field House Friday: Skin cancer commonly develops on parts of the body exposed to UV rays, but on occasion, it can develop in areas that are not exposed to the sun. Brown spots, abnormal growths, and moles are just a few things that patients should monitor on a regular basis in regard to skin cancer. Dr. Hertel describes why regular skincare appointments are important and necessary in detecting skin cancer at an early stage, even during the ongoing pandemic.

  • 9/11/2020

    Field House Friday: Asthma and Allergies

    Field House Friday: Asthma and allergies are amongst the most common types of lung conditions. Signs of these conditions range from shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness, and much more. Dr. Mendoza explains why contacting one of our providers to schedule an exam when undergoing these symptoms is important in the treatment process and why patients should not wait to get the care they need during the pandemic.

  • 5/26/2020

    HealthWatch: Being outdoors can improve your mental & physical health

    According to the EPA, most Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors. With the arrival of warmer weather, it presents the perfect opportunity to get outside and be active. Personal Trainer Regan Dahnert shares the physical and mental benefits of being outdoors and some ways to be active, even in your own backyard.

  • 5/13/2020

    Health Watch: Cultivating Creativity

    As National Mental Health Month continues, Personal Trainer Regan Dahnert shares the positive impact hobbies can have on overall health. Finding a hobby - or reinventing an existing one while at home - can refresh the mind and soul.

  • 5/6/2020

    Health Watch: Yoga and Meditation

    During National Mental Health Month, Personal Trainer Regan Dahnert shows how people can focus on their mental wellbeing at home through yoga and meditation.

  • 4/29/2020

    Health Watch: Strength Training and Nutrition

    Maintaining body strength is a key component to wellness. Personal Trainer Regan Dahnert walks through the importance of strength training and how you can implement simple exercises at home and recipes into your day to gain muscle, improve bone health and nourish the body.

  • 4/22/2020

    Health Watch: Cardiovascular Health and Journaling

    Physical and mental wellness remains an important factor to living a healthy life. Personal Trainer Regan Dahnert explains the benefits of a healthy heart and provides three topics to write about each day while we continue to stay safe at home.

  • 4/15/2020

    Health Watch: Six Aspects of Wellness

    As Safer At Home orders continue into May, it is important to remember the six aspects of wellness that contribute to living a healthy and happy lifestyle. Personal Trainer Regan Dahnert walks through these factors and gives tips for practicing physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental and spiritual wellness at home.

  • 3/20/2020

    Practicing Social Distancing

    Social distancing is one of the best practices to follow at this time, but some may have to work. Dr. Raul Mendoza, Pulmonologist at Aurora BayCare, shares how you can prevent the spread of coronavirus even if you can’t stay home.

  • 3/13/2020

    Dr. Mendoza discusses Coronavirus

    Dr. Mendoza, Pulmonologist at Aurora BayCare, joins WFRV to discuss the symptoms and risks of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • 2/14/2020

    Health Watch: Heart Healthy Yoga Class

    American Heart Month occurs one time a year, but Aurora BayCare offers yoga classes year round to help keep hearts healthy. When Connie realized she had heart issues, she turned to yoga to help reduce cholesterol and lower her stress. Personal Trainer, Linda Webster explains the benefits of yoga for people, like Connie, wanting to improve their heart health.

  • 11/14/2019

    Health Watch: The WARM Program

    Due to an increasing shortage of primary care doctors in rural Wisconsin, Aurora BayCare Medical Center partnered with the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) Program to give medical students an opportunity to advance their education and learn about the patient population in rural areas.

  • 10/30/2019

    Health Watch: Lung Cancer Awareness

    While getting a CT scan of his heart, doctors found that Gene had a spot on the bottom of his lung and was eventually diagnosed with stage one lung cancer. He was sent to Aurora BayCare Medical Center Pulmonary Physician Dr. Mendoza-Ayala to assist his treatment process. Thanks to the team approach of the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Clinic, Gene is able to find the treatment plan that will work best for him.

  • 10/23/2019

    Health Watch: Hero 20 Workout

    Looking for a way to support Wisconsin's veterans while getting a workout in? Aurora BayCare teamed up with the 4th H.O.O.A.H., an organization that supports local veterans, to create the Hero 20 Workout as a way to provide awareness of veteran suicide.

  • 10/16/2019

    Breast Cancer Survivor Story

    ​October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Days after her 28th birthday, Rebecca got the unexpected news that she had breast cancer. She sought treatment at Aurora BayCare Medical Center through its Breast Health Center which is overseen by Director Dr. Owens. While Rebecca thought breast cancer did not necessarily run in her family, the team at Aurora BayCare helped identify a genetic mutation in Rebecca called CHEK2, which her mother also discovered she has as a result of Rebecca’s diagnosis. Rebecca was able to fight breast cancer. She and her mother continue to be monitored and advocate for early detection.

  • 10/16/2019

    Health Watch: AFib Protocols

    AFib is a serious condition that causes the heart to not pump blood efficiently, causing risk for heart attack or stroke. When Mark entered Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Emergency Department with signs of heart failure and AFib, various teams worked closely to ensure his condition was monitored. Dr. Mehta, electrophysiologist at Aurora BayCare, continues to monitor his improvement and help Mark get back to a normal life.

  • 10/3/2019

    Health Watch: TailorX Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer

    When it comes to treatments for breast cancer, no one patient will look the same or respond to the same program. This is why the TailorX clinical trial looks at the genomic profile of each patient and determines personalized treatment for each. With the TailorX clinical trial and advisement of Aurora BayCare Medical Center Director of Cancer Care Dr. Patel, Virginia is now a breast cancer survivor without the use of chemotherapy.

  • 9/25/2019

    Health Watch: Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Bariatric surgery is a weight loss procedure that reduces the size of the stomach to help people lose weight. When Kevin knew he had to change his lifestyle, he found himself turning to Aurora BayCare Medical Center. With the help of Aurora BayCare Bariatric Surgeon Dr. McKenna, Kevin was able to lose 500 pounds. Now, he is enjoying a healthy lifestyle filled with hikes, rock climbing, and traveling.

  • 9/23/2019

    Prostate Cancer Misconceptions

    Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the United States. During Prostate Cancer Awareness month, Aurora BayCare seeks to raise awareness about this disease and educate people about the risks. Urological Surgeon Dr. Keto joins WFRV to discuss the common misconceptions of Prostate Cancer and talk about the importance of screenings.

  • 9/16/2019

    Preventing a Stroke

    Over 800,000 people suffer from strokes each year and they are the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the U.S. Dr. Darkhabani shares tips to prevent and detect a stroke on WFRV. Aurora BayCare Medical Center is the first and only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Northeast Wisconsin and offers advanced stroke care 24/7.

  • 9/12/2019

    Health Watch: Neurosurgery Awareness Month

    Rachel had on and off episodes of extreme back pain. Over time, the pain only got worse and affected her ability to walk and stand straight. She was referred to a neurosurgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Dr. Griffitt. He was able to perform a minimally invasive surgery to remove pressure from a herniated disk in Rachel's lower back. Thanks to the collaborative team at Aurora BayCare, Rachel went from needing a wheelchair to walking and have feeling back in her leg.

  • 9/11/2019

    Health Watch: Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

    Crohn's and Colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases that affect 1 in 200 people in the U.S. Unfortunately, there currently is no cure. Aurora BayCare Medical Center is raising awareness and helping fund research through the Take Steps event. This event is held annually and brings families and communities together in support.

  • 8/14/2019

    Health Watch: Innovative Treatment for Knee Replacements

    Robert had both of his knees replaced; however, one had a much faster recovery time than the other because of a minimally invasive pre-surgery treatment. This procedure helps patients recover quicker and with less pain. Robert says that within a month he was walking with no pain and now is back to his favorite activities like golfing.

  • 8/13/2019

    Preventing and Identifying Colon Cancer

    Gastroenterologist Dr. Bosco highly recommends that people receive a colonoscopy because colon cancer is a very common condition. In a recent article in Women Magazine, Dr. Bosco explains how to prepare for the procedure and the importance of getting screened. See pages 14-16 in the online edition for more information.

  • 8/7/2019

    Health Watch: National Breastfeeding Month

    Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the mother and baby, but it can also be challenging at times. Through the Breastfeeding Basics Class at Aurora BayCare, certified lactation consultants provide parents with tips and tricks for breastfeeding. Lactation consultants are also available right after delivery and aid parents even after they leave the hospital.

  • 7/31/2019

    Health Watch: Regenerative Medicine

    Jean suffered a tendon tear, and while she wasn’t a candidate for surgery, she was recommended regenerative medicine to help jump-start a new healing process. Orthopedic sports medicine physician Dr. Woods says this type of treatment uses the body’s own materials to help repair injured areas. Now, Jean is pain-free and looking forward to returning to the activities she loves.

  • 7/31/2019

    Raising Awareness of Colon Cancer

    A day of education and celebration, Get Your Rear in Gear brings awareness to colon cancer. Dr. Erik Johnson says that during the event, we help educate the public about the signs of colon cancer, how to treat it as well as prevent it. We’re excited to be the host and presenting sponsor of this event, which positively impacts our community.

  • 7/24/2019

    Health Watch: Get Your Rear in Gear

    The fifth annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/1.5-mile walk brings attention to the importance of early detection and treatment options for colon cancer. As the host and presenting sponsor, we’re honored to support this cause. The funds raised during the event go back into our community toward awareness campaigns to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. Patients like Kari, who is four years cancer-free, enjoy participating in the event to celebrate recovery as well as help others.

  • 7/17/2019

    Health Watch: Comprehensive Sports Physicals

    Our comprehensive sports physicals help identify areas of the body that athletes should be aware of to prevent injury. Each athlete goes through various stations and receives a full health screening to ensure they are ready to participate in their sports. The cost for the physical is also donated back to the person’s school or organization.

  • 7/10/2019

    Health Watch: Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay Teaches Visitors About Bike Safety

    Guests can brush up on their bike safety skills by attending Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay on Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Stadium Bike is sponsoring the Safety Zone, which will show people how to navigate biking on the road, how to ride in bike lanes and demonstrate hand signals. BayCare Clinic is also giving away 500 free bike helmets and will show visitors how to properly fit them.

  • 7/9/2019

    Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Can Impact Your Health

    Wildfires ravaged Canada earlier this summer, and the smoke crept its way into the Wisconsin skyline. With such a high-concentration of smoke in the air, people were concerned about the health impact on children, elderly, or people with respiratory conditions. For those impacted, Dr. Mendoza encouraged recovering indoors

  • 7/3/2019

    Health Watch: Preventing Heat Exhaustion When Exercising Outdoors

    When you’re exercising in the outdoors during the summer, it’s important to take precaution. If you feel dizzy or are sweating excessively, you might have heat exhaustion. Personal trainer Amanda Riesenberg says to drink water before, during and after workouts and head into air-conditioned areas to cool down.

  • 6/26/2019

    Health Watch: New Activity Zones at Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay

    July 13, 2019, marks the 7th annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay, where roads in the Broadway District are closed to vehicle traffic and open to transportation alternatives. The event celebrates health and wellness and has several family-friendly activity zones, including the new Warrior Jungle obstacle course, where you can become a real-life ninja and test your abilities. Aurora BayCare Open Streets is free to the public and there’s no registration.

  • 6/20/2019

    Health Watch: Protect Your Skin This Summer

    Skin cancer is very treatable if caught early, which was the case for Terri. After she noticed a mole on her neck that evolved, she met with dermatologist Dr. Hertel, and he found it was skin cancer. The skin cancer could have been caused by long-term sun exposure. Now, Terri takes extra precaution when outdoors, such as applying sunscreen more often and spending extra time in the shade.

  • 6/13/2019

    Health Watch: The Relationship Between Stroke and Afib

    According to Stroke Medical Director Dr. Darkhabani, 90% of patients who have a stroke like Richard’s will have a devastating outcome. However, because of a successful surgery, Richard has made a great recovery. The doctors suspect Richard’s stroke was caused by Afib. Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Dr. Mehta is monitoring Richard’s heart 24/7 for defects, which will help determine the stroke’s cause.

  • 5/29/2019

    Health Watch: National Cancer Research Month

    After Toby was diagnosed with stage III melanoma, medical oncologist Dr. Gautam recommended he participate in a clinical trial to have not only the possibility of receiving potentially better treatment but also to help future cancer patients. Currently, about 50 different kinds of oncology clinical trials are taking place at Aurora BayCare. Learn about what Aurora BayCare is doing to bring innovative cancer treatments to its patients.

  • 5/28/2019

    Pregnancy Can Increase a Woman’s Risk for Stroke

    While stroke might not be top of mind when pregnant, the rate of pregnancy-related stroke is rising, according to the AHA Journals. Aurora BayCare nursing assistant Sam suffered a stroke while working at 31 weeks pregnant. Neurosurgeon Dr. Eckart performed an immediate procedure to remove the clot in her brain, saving Sam’s life, and OB/GYN Dr. Sipes delivered her baby. Thanks to coordinated care between neurology and obstetrics, Sam is on the road to recovery and enjoying time with her new daughter, Liley.

  • 5/22/2019

    Educate Yourself on the Signs of Stroke

    For National Stroke Awareness Month, neurologist Dr. Khabbaz shares important stroke warning signs. Someone might be having a stroke if they have a sudden loss of balance, blurred eyesight, facial drooping, weakened arms or difficulty speaking, and in any case, time is crucial and 911 should be called. Dr. Khabbaz says the earlier someone can receive treatment for stroke the better.

  • 5/22/2019

    Health Watch: Understanding Signs of a Brain Aneurysm to Prevent Stroke

    While sometimes stroke occurs without warning, stroke can also develop as a result of a brain aneurysm, which is a weak, bulging spot in a blood vessel. Signs of a brain aneurysm include severe headaches, blurred vision and sudden confusion or dizziness. Neurosurgeon Dr. Eckardt says if a brain aneurysm bursts, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention because the rupture could lead to stroke.

  • 5/21/2019

    The Importance of Monitoring Your Skin

    With summer around the corner, it's a great time to talk about your skin. It’s essential to be aware of what’s happening with your skin and take note of any new or changing moles or skin tags. Dermatologist Dr. Hertel says if moles violate the ABCDE rule – asymmetry, border, color, diameter or evolving – or change in any other way, to see a professional and have the area examined. See pages 12-13 and 37 in the online edition of Women Magazine for more information.

  • 5/8/2019

    Health Watch: Aurora BayCare’s Nurse of the Year Award

    To help celebrate National Nurses Week, we’re congratulating Gianna Schliep for receiving the Nurse of the Year award! Gianna was nominated by one of her peers for this distinction because of her dedication, leadership, critical thinking skills and more. Vice President Chief Nursing Officer Heather Schroeder says Aurora BayCare also recognizes its staff through other awards as well as praises for a job well done.

  • 4/30/2019

    Embryo Adoption Can Help Couples Start Their Families

    Through the National Registry for Adoption services, families with remaining embryos from their IVF process can connect with families looking to adopt. With over 620,000 frozen embryos stored in the U.S., according to the Department of Health and Human Services, embryo adoption is an option for couples struggling with infertility. Aurora BayCare Donor Coordinator Tina Van Egeren, RN says it’s important for couples to work with a reputable source, like Aurora BayCare, to make sure all guidelines are followed.

  • 4/24/2019

    Health Watch: Mobile and Fit Parkinson’s Classes Help Patients Gain Strength

    It’s important for patients with Parkinson’s disease to remain active, and through Aurora BayCare’s Mobile and Fit Parkinson’s classes, they can regain strengthen and improve their quality of life. Physical therapist Ellen Linskens is a trained instructor in Parkinson’s wellness and recovery, and she helps guide patients through a variety of balance, flexibility, strength and aerobic exercises.

  • 4/17/2019

    Health Watch: Expecting Parents Receive Care 24/7 Through the Laborist Program

    Jennifer had a high-risk pregnancy that required her to stay in the hospital for almost nine weeks. When she started having issues in the middle of the night, rapid response was crucial, and thanks to the Laborist Program, a board-certified OB/GYN is on-site 24/7 and ready to assist. With the help of Dr. Dobbins, Jennifer is now a mom of three and at home enjoying time with her new daughter.

  • 4/4/2019

    Health Watch: Spine Surgery Success

    As we age, our backs could experience pain. Bob, an outdoorsman, had extreme pain – to the point he could barely stand. Thanks to neurosurgeon Dr. Harrison, Bob is back to doing what he loves. Aurora BayCare also recently became the first and only hospital in Wisconsin to receive the DNV GL Healthcare Spine Surgery Program Certification, showcasing how it’s leading the area in neurological services.

  • 3/30/2019

    Aurora BayCare Celebrates National Doctor’s Day

    While we celebrate doctors every day, we go the extra mile on National Doctor’s Day to show our appreciation. Doctors undergo numerous years of schooling and make sacrifices to pursue their professions and passions. We’re grateful for our providers, like Dr. Winburn and Dr. Vogel-Schwartz, who continue to make a difference in our patients’ lives.

  • 3/21/2019

    Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    There are ways to help prevent colorectal cancer, and the best way to do so is by getting a colonoscopy. Dr. Manthey says it’s recommended to be screened as early as 45 years old. People can also lower their risk by eating a healthy diet, exercising and not smoking. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include changes in bowel habits or bleeding; however, the symptoms are not always evident.

  • 3/1/2019

    Health Watch: Robotic-Assisted Surgeries Provide Greater Precision

    When performing intricate surgeries, accuracy is extremely important. Technology like robotic-assisted surgeries provide greater visualization for the surgeons and also reduce shaking. Dr. Johnson, director of gynecologic oncology, has completed over 2,000 robotic-assisted surgeries and helped patients like Sara recover faster.

  • 2/25/2019

    Screen Time Can Affect Adolescent Brain Development

    According to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health, there’s a significant difference in the brains of kids who engage in screen activity for more than seven hours a day. As children grow up in a digital society, it’s important to limit screen time and engage them in activities that use other skill sets. Dr. Lynn Wagner, integrative lifestyle medicine, suggests kids spend time playing with hands-on activities, like block building, and interacting with friends and family.

  • 2/24/2019

    Twin Brothers Experience Near Identical Heart Surgeries

    Twins have a special bond and brothers Peter and Paul are no exception. As Peter was undergoing heart surgery, Paul started having chest pain and was brought to the hospital, only a few rooms away from his brother. Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Roitstein performed almost identical triple bypass surgeries on the twins.

  • 2/22/2019

    Health Watch: Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

    According to Dr. Patel, medical director for cancer care, there have been breakthrough outcomes because of cancer treatments like immunotherapy. This treatment uses one’s own immune system to fight cancer and doesn’t have the side effects other treatments have. Jim has had almost no side effects while undergoing immunotherapy, and continues to see treatment progress.

  • 2/18/2019

    Heart Disease is the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

    While there are different kinds of heart disease, Dr. Witmer, interventional cardiologist, says coronary artery disease is the most common. This is when the arteries to the heart are blocked, which can cause a heart attack. To help reduce risk for heart disease through diet, he recommends decreasing intake of red meat, soda and carbohydrates and to increase your servings of fruits and vegetables.

  • 2/14/2019

    Giving Your Heart Extra Love This Valentines Day

    Preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S., starts with education. Dr. Weslow joined Good Day Wisconsin to share key distinguishing factors of heart attacks, cardiac arrest and heart failure. While family history is a risk factor that cannot be changed, he says people can help lower their risk by maintaining a healthy weight, managing health issues, like diabetes and blood pressure, and enjoying a heart-healthy diet.

  • 2/6/2019

    Health Watch: Cardiac Arrests vs. Heart Attacks

    Cardiac arrests and heart attacks are not synonymous. Emergency Physician Dr. Kerry Ahrens explains that a heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and if the artery remains clotted long enough, it can result in a cardiac arrest, where the heart stops. While both men and women have similar symptoms like chest pain or numbness, women also might experience stomach pain or nausea. Whether you believe someone is having a heart attack or experiencing cardiac arrest, call 911.

  • 2/1/2019

    Learning the Signs of AFib on Wear Red Day

    Electrophysiologist Dr. Sheikh kicked off American Heart Month by educating audience members about AFib, the most common type of arrhythmia. AFib symptoms range from pounding in the chest to even fatigue. Dr. Sheikh recommends people see their providers to help identify AFib early on and get the appropriate treatment, and overall, to be familiar with AFib’s signs and prevention methods. The public can learn more about AFib through the new Aurora BayCare AFib Clinic.

  • 2/1/2019

    Understanding Heart Disease Prevention

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women, but with the right steps, the risk can be reduced. Common symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. Dr. Shaikh, interventional cardiologist, says you can decrease your risk by eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising and not smoking.

  • 1/30/2019

    Health Watch: Anterior Hip Replacements Provide Faster Recoveries

    Lissa’s cartilage in her left hip was unknowingly withering away, but she worked through the pain until it was too much. After researching different treatment methods, she found that an anterior hip replacement would get her back to her active lifestyle quickly. Dr. Schnaubelt says this type of procedure is minimally invasive, providing a faster recovery time.

  • 1/29/2019

    Orthopedic Surgeon’s Inventions Improve Patient Care

    When Dr. Limoni isn’t busy caring for patients or running his organic farm in Door Country, he’s inventing medical devices to better the lives of his patients. He developed the Walker Balls, which go on the bottom of a walker and don’t carry around bacteria, and devices to position legs for hip and knee surgery that improve cleanliness in operating rooms. His inventions are used at Aurora BayCare.

  • 1/23/2019

    Health Watch: Jump-Start Healthy Weight Week with Group Exercise Classes

    It can be intimidating to workout alone, but you don’t have to. Personal trainer, Linda Webster, says there are many benefits to working out in a group setting, such as gaining motivation and enjoying camaraderie. Aurora BayCare offers a wide selection of classes from yoga to kickboxing to spin, and during Healthy Weight Week, joining a class is the perfect way to get you on track to a healthier lifestyle.

  • 1/16/2019

    Health Watch: The Time to Start Weaning is Different for Every Mother and Baby

    Weaning is not always an easy process for the mother and her baby–it takes time, and each baby transitions differently. Throughout Janelle’s breastfeeding journey, and now into weaning, she has received guidance from Dr. Sehring and the breastfeeding and lactation support team to find what works for her.

  • 1/9/2019

    Cancer Nurse Navigators Guide Patients and Caregivers

    Not only do Cancer Nurse Navigators, like Meghan, assist patients through the complex journey, but they also work with caregivers to ensure the best at-home care. After Pam’s mom, Jeanne, was diagnosed with lung cancer, Pam decided to become her at-home caregiver. Throughout the process, Meghan has been supporting them, from the diagnosis to recovery and beyond.

  • 1/3/2019

    Protect Yourself from the Norovirus

    There’s been an increase in Norovirus cases in the area. Dr. Ryan Murphy says the stomach bug symptoms usually peak within the first 12 to 24 hours and stresses the importance of rest. To protect yourself, wash your hands frequently and sanitize areas in your home that have come in contact with someone who could be infected.

  • 12/28/2018

    Field House: Tennis Elbow Can Affect Daily Activities

    Dr. Kirkpatrick describes tennis elbow as an inflammatory condition that involves the tendons around the outside of the elbow. This can be painful when picking up objects or grasping. Providers typically begin treatment with physical therapy for stretching and strengthening or use a splint; however, there are surgical treatments, too, like the traditional open approach or minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Kirkpatrick describes tennis elbow as an inflammatory condition that involves the tendons around the outside of the elbow. This can be painful when picking up objects or grasping. Providers typically begin treatment with physical therapy for stretching and strengthening or use a splint; however, there are surgical treatments, too, like the traditional open approach or minimally invasive procedures.

  • 12/26/2018

    Health Watch: Laborist Program Provides Comfort to Expecting Parents

    Expecting parents can have peace of mind around the holidays with the Laborist Program, meaning a board-certified OB/GYN is on staff 24/7 to help care for inpatients and walk-ins. All the doctors in the program are the same providers that care for women during their pregnancies. This allows providers, like Dr. Brian Dobbins, and other doctors to have a seamless line of communication about a patient’s status.

  • 12/21/2018

    Field House: Base of Thumb Arthritis is More Common Than We Think

    Loss of joint cartilage at the base of the thumb is most prevalent in people over the age of 40. Symptoms include achy pain at the base of the thumb, especially when performing activities like gripping or grasping. Dr. Kirkpatrick says if you can avoid certain activities, it will help with recovery, and that bracing, therapy and anti-inflammatories are other treatment options.

  • 12/21/2018

    Field House: Joint Preservation Protects Your Joints Without Replacement

    Joint preservation is an alternative to joint replacement and a way that people can look after their joints. Treatments can be surgical or non-surgical and include cartilage restoration, ligament reconstruction or shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Henry says the ultimate goal of joint preservation is to help people restore their quality of life.

  • 12/19/2018

    Health Watch: Avoid Packing on the Pounds this Holiday Season

    With sweet treats around the holiday season, it’s easy to overindulge; however, it’s important to be selective in which you splurge on. If you’re looking to eat healthier this year or lose the holiday weight, registered dietitians, like Carrie Taicher, can help you reach your weight and diet goals through unique plans that fit your lifestyle.

  • 12/14/2018

    Field House: Prehab is Important for a Strong Recovery

    To help patients prepare for what to expect after surgery, they go through prehab. Dr. Schnaubelt explains that prehab allows patients to learn post-operation exercises without feeling extremely uncomfortable. He also recommends taking our joint replacement class because the stronger you are going into surgery, the better you’ll do afterwards.

  • 12/13/2018

    Be Cautious About the Apple Watch Heart-Monitoring Feature

    The Apple Watch could detect an abnormal heart rhythm through its EKG reading, but it doesn’t replace an exam. Dr. Weslow said the Apple Watch can’t gather as much information as a professional test and could miss potential cardiac symptoms.

  • 12/12/2018

    Health Watch: Personal Trainers Can Help You Reach Your New Year's Health Goals

    Most New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, but it can be difficult to work toward this goal on your own; however, a personal trainer can help keep you on track. Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Members Julie and René have been working with personal trainer Paula Taraboi for several years, and with Paula’s guidance, Julie and René have accomplished their goal to lose weight and gain energy.

  • 12/7/2018

    Field House: Shoulder Replacement Surgery Helps Relieve Discomfort

    Common symptoms prior to needing a shoulder replacement include pain, mobility issues, difficulty with daily tasks and a decrease in range of motion. Dr. Hennigan describes shoulder surgery as taking out the worn parts and replacing them with prosthetics, and if the rotator cuff muscles aren’t functioning well, they can do a reverse shoulder replacement.

  • 12/4/2018

    Aurora BayCare Builds New Facility in Kaukauna

    To help keep care closer to home for Kaukauna-area residents, Aurora BayCare is building a new clinic near Interstate 41 and Highway 55 with completion slated for summer of 2020. The facility will include operating rooms, a pharmacy, therapy, primary care, specialty care, and urgent care plus.

  • 12/4/2018

    Aurora BayCare Health Center in Kaukauna Coming Summer 2020

    Outagamie County is a growing community and, to help make health care services more accessible, Aurora BayCare is building a new facility in Kaukauna. The building will be a part of Commerce Crossing on Arbor Way. Aurora BayCare will be able to provide local, high-quality health care and also options for employers and residents in the area.

  • 11/30/2018

    Field House: Non-Operative Sports Medicine Provides More Treatment Options

    Non-surgical treatments are available for patients looking back to get to their sports or activities. Dr. Woods says we can treat acute and chronic injuries in patients of all ages. It starts with a formal diagnosis and, depending on the situation, we can provide non-operative solutions, like injections or a minimally invasive procedure.

  • 11/27/2018

    Lung Cancer One of the Most Preventable Cancers

    Individuals that smoke, have a family history of lung cancer or are exposed to unsafe levels of hazardous gases are at an increased risk for lung cancer. Dr. Raul Mendoza, an Aurora BayCare interventional pulmonologist, recommends that individuals over the age of 55 who currently smoke, or have quit smoking within the last 15 years, learn more about Aurora BayCare’s high risk screening program to help catch lung cancer early, especially since it can grow silently.

  • 11/23/2018

    Field House: Comprehensive Means All Sports Medicine Specialties Under One Roof

    Providers, like Dr. Schock, help patients get back to what they love. Our Comprehensive Sports Medicine Program brings together sub-specialized orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and more at one location. Programs include an athlete assessment, the performance sports training program, ACL injury screens and performance nutrition.

  • 11/21/2018

    Health Watch: Holiday Stress can be Unsafe for Patients Recovering from Aneurysms

    With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to manage and prevent stress, especially for patients recovering from aneurysms. According to Aurora BayCare Neurosurgeon Dr. Gerald Eckardt, genetics, smoking, and high blood pressure, sometimes brought on by stress, are all factors that can cause an aneurysm. Patient Lisa had two aneurysms and is currently recovering. To help prevent a future aneurysm, she must focus on lowering her stress level, even with the holidays here.

  • 11/14/2018

    Health Watch: A Relaxing Mammogram Experience Provides Better Scans to Save More Lives

    Aurora BayCare’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center goes above and beyond to help patients feel relaxed during their mammograms. From the private waiting room to the coffee bar to the nature videos and sounds, it’s a calming experience for patients. According to Dr. Lynn Mastey, an Aurora BayCare radiologist, it’s best when patients are relaxed during their screenings because then they can take better mammography images, making for a better examination.

  • 11/12/2018

    Cancer Survivor Encourages Other Former Smokers to Get Screened

    Len Hansen quit smoking more than a decade ago; however, even after stopping, the effects unknowingly lingered. At age 65, Len decided to get a lung cancer CT scan and doctors uncovered a cancerous tumor in his lung. With the help of Dr. Raul Mendoza, an interventional pulmonologist at Aurora BayCare, Len is now cancer-free without having to undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

  • 11/9/2018

    Field House: New Joint Replacement Techniques Provide Faster Recoveries

    Procedures like an anterior hip replacement or other minimally invasive techniques help people get back to their lives more quickly. Dr. Limoni also discusses how our Joint Camp informs patients on what to expect before surgery, during and afterward. This prepares patients for when they return home so they can recover faster.

  • 11/2/2018

    Field House: Plantar Fasciitis can Affect Anyone

    If you feel a sharp pain on the bottom of your heel, it could be plantar fasciitis. Dr. DeNamur says this is most common for people in their 40s or 50s or those who stand on their feet all day, but it can happen to anyone. Treatment options range from a custom orthotic to physical therapy.

  • 10/29/2018

    October 29, 2018 Marks World Stroke Day

    Seventeen million people around the world are affected by stroke. Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, Aurora BayCare Medical Center interventional neurologist, advises to call 9-1-1 and ask for transportation to your nearest stroke center if you or someone you know is showing the signs of a stroke.

  • 10/26/2018

    Field House New Orthopedic Biologic Treatments

    Orthopedic Biologics is an area of medicine that harnesses the body’s natural properties. Dr. Woods explains that treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy can enhance and promote a healing environment and are best for patients with chronic or acute orthopedic conditions.

  • 10/25/2018

    Pet Therapy Volunteer Rosie the Miniature Horse Brings Smiles to Patients and Staff

    Rosie has been positively impacting Aurora BayCare Medical Center for ten years. The miniature horse is a part of Aurora BayCare’s Pet Therapy program, which aims to relieve patients’ anxieties and provide comfort. Aurora BayCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Johnson joined Rosie to help raise awareness for the Pet Therapy program and explain how the program can help patients work toward recovery.

  • 10/24/2018

    Health Watch: Labor Simulation Program Provides Real-Life Training

    Real-life training is important at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, so we have programs, like the labor simulation program, that provide hands-on experience. Simulators, like Simone, have advanced technology that allows them to respond to situations just like an actual patient, such as talking, bleeding and breathing. These simulators are better for training because they portray the most life-like medical scenarios, which helps prepare providers for when a patient is under similar circumstances.

  • 10/24/2018

    The Importance of Early Breast Cancer Screenings

    Aurora BayCare’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center director, Dr. William Owens, appeared on Local 5 Live to talk about advancements in breast cancer treatments but also stress the importance of early screening and breast self-exams. According to Dr. Owens, women of average risk over 45 years old should have yearly mammograms. Along with seeing a provider, women should also monitor their breasts for any abnormalities.

  • 10/17/2018

    Breast Cancer Support Group Provides Safe Space for Patients and Survivors

    To help breast cancer survivor Annie Karjala-Dobbins connect with others going through a similar experience, she and Dr. William Owens, director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, created a support group as a safe space for patients and survivors alike to talk about their emotions and provide advice to each other. Annie has a master’s degree in counseling and serves as the leader of the support group, and members have found it extremely helpful and comforting to know they’re not alone in their journey.

  • 10/15/2018

    Field House: Foot Surgery can Decrease Athlete Recovery Time

    Ankle sprains can cause fractures, like the Jones fracture, which is common in athletes. While fractures can be treated with or without surgery, Dr. DeVries says most patients undergo surgery, allowing for a quicker recovery time so athletes can return to their activities.

  • 10/10/2018

    Health Watch Spooky Sprint Training Helps Runners Avoid Injuries

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint is a great way to celebrate Halloween with friends and family while also getting a workout. To help participants get prepared for the run, Joseph Woldt, an Aurora BayCare physical therapist, performed a running assessment at Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine and provided training tips for Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint runners, Jessica Nelson and Keri Brooks. In running assessments, athletes can gain a deeper understanding about their running form and how they can improve.

  • 10/9/2018

    Debunking Breast Cancer Treatment Myths

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while chemotherapy is the treatment typically associated with diagnosis, there are alternatives. Dr. William Owens, director of Aurora BayCare’s Comprehensive Breast Care Center, debunks breast cancer treatment myths and why each case needs to be approached in a unique way. See pages 16-17 in the online edition of Women Magazine for more information.

  • 10/8/2018

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Doctor and Former Patient Share Passion for Restoration

    Dr. Scott Weslow, a surgeon at Aurora BayCare cardiology, formed a special bond with his first Green Bay patient, Dave Janczak, as they both had a passion for restoration. When Dr. Weslow wanted to transform his old barn, Janczak's home building expertise came in handy. Dr. Weslow and Janczak were able to take an old dairy barn and turn it into something even more special.

  • 10/5/2018

    Field House: Innovative Techniques Help Manage Pain After Knee Replacement Surgery

    Local anesthetics typically wear off within a day or two, but new procedures are helping patients recover even faster after a knee replacement. According to Dr. Limoni, they can make local anesthetics last for several days and even numb pain nerves, which can last for three to four months after surgery.

  • 10/3/2018

    Taicher Reminds Audiences to Indulge in Healthy Halloween Treats

    The 10th Annual Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint is Saturday, October 27, 2018, where community members of all ages come together for scary fun. With Halloween almost here, as much as trick-or-treaters want to dive into the sweets, remember to eat them in moderation and have a balance of healthy sweets mixed in.

  • 9/28/2018

    Field House: Carpal Tunnel can be Caused by Repetitive Activities

    Dr. Klika joins the Field House to discuss carpal tunnel, a nerve compression syndrome. Common symptoms are nighttime numbness, tingling or weak hands. You should consider seeing a provider if the symptoms progress or remain constant. Treatments include anti-inflammatories and bracing to therapy.

  • 9/26/2018

    For Women with a Family History of Gynecologic Cancer Genetic Counseling Can Save Lives

    Women whose families have a history of gynecologic cancer are at a higher risk to also have cancer, but through genetic counseling, women can learn about which cancers they are at most risk for. Through a simple interview and blood test, genetic counseling can help save lives and catch cancer in its earliest stage.

  • 9/24/2018

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center wins Excellence in Spiritual Care Award

    Aurora BayCare is honored to be the first hospital in Wisconsin to receive the Excellence in Spiritual Care Award from the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network. Spiritual care has a significant impact on patients, families, and also staff as they go through difficult situations, and it's important to help others beyond what medicine can do.

  • 9/21/2018

    Field House: Sports Medicine Specialists Help Athletes Transition Sports

    Athletes who participate in multiple sports could benefit from working with a sports medicine specialist. Dr. Schock talks about how custom workout plans can help athletes shift sports safely while improving performance. He also recommended to stretch before working out to decrease injury risk and increase muscle efficiency.

  • 9/19/2018

    The Importance Regarding Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials can test new treatments and technologies and help hospitals, like Aurora BayCare, discover if those drugs can benefit other patients. Aurora BayCare participates in several trials and offers them across multiple specialties, like oncology, neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, and more. The recent clinical trial lunch and learn informed prospective patients about the clinical trial process and their eligibility.

  • 9/17/2018

    The Second Annual "A Cause to Celebrate" event

    Thanks to the second annual "A Cause to Celebrate” event, hosted by the physicians and employees of Aurora Health Care, $75,000 was raised for its Greater Green Bay Well Community Fund, which was presented to the Jackie Nitschke Center. The donation will help build the Center's new serenity garden that will include a green space, patios, basketball court and a privacy fence. The Center has been saving lives and rescuing families from substance abuse for nearly 50 years.

  • 9/14/2018

    Field House: Sports-Related Knee Injuries can Affect All Athletes

    Younger and older athletes have different kinds of common knee injuries. Dr. Henry says young athletes’ knee injuries are usually from a traumatic, specific event resulting in sprains or tears. Older athletes’ injuries are typically from over usage, like a stress fracture. Depending on the type of injury, treatment can range from therapy to surgery.

  • 9/12/2018

    Spreading Awareness about Crohns Disease and Colitis through Green Bay Take Steps

    Many people are uncomfortable talking about inflammatory bowel diseases, like Crohn's disease and colitis, but Green Bay Take Steps is here to help bring awareness to these issues through a fun community event. Nick Olsen, Green Bay Take Steps event representative, and Dr. Mitchell W. Manthey, Aurora BayCare gastroenterologist, discuss the importance of acting on IBD symptoms and how the event helps work toward a cure.

  • 9/11/2018

    Can't Make it to the Gym? Try this Basic Workout Tips

    Even if you cannot make it to the gym, there's plenty of ways to get a good workout in while at home. Aurora BayCare Certified Personal Trainer Regan Kust recommends using resistance bands for a personalized workout that can get every muscle in your body moving. See pages 14-15 in the online edition of Women Magazine for more information.

  • 9/11/2018

    Dr. Peter Johnson discussing Ovarian Cancer signs

    For National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Aurora BayCare Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Peter Johnson explains the common signs of ovarian cancer, possible prevention methods, and the importance of working with a gynecologic oncologist. According to Dr. Johnson, survival rates for gynecologic cancer patients have improved when a gynecologic oncologist is the one to perform the surgery. See pages 12-13 in the online edition of Women Magazine for more information.

  • 9/7/2018

    Field House: Anterior Hip Replacements Offer Speedy Recoveries

    If you have hip pain and tried conservative treatments, such as medications, without success, an anterior hip replacement could be the right option. Dr. Schnaubelt describes the procedure as having a smaller incision than posterior, leaving patients with less pain and a faster recovery.

  • 9/5/2018

    Insect stings and different reactions

    Bee, wasp, and insect stings can be extremely harmful if you're allergic. A reaction could stretch from slight itchiness to even difficulty breathing. Aurora BayCare Emergency Room Physician Bob Zemple explains why bees and wasps are more prevalent at this time of year and how people who are allergic can protect themselves from being stung.

  • 8/30/2018

    Field House: Prevent Wrist Injuries with Precaution

    Wrist injuries can range from fractures, dislocations, broken bones, arthritis or even tendinitis. If you have pain or swelling in your hand or wrist, it’s time to see your provider. Dr. Kirkpatrick says you can help prevent these injuries by being aware of your surroundings and modifying your activities to ensure safety.

  • 8/22/2018

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center doctors discussing Community Stroke Day

    The Community Stroke Day serves as a way for stroke survivors to grow their support systems and participate in education and relaxing activities like massages, crafts, and music therapy. Aurora BayCare sponsored this year's Community Stroke Day at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton.

  • 8/19/2018

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Miracle Baby Picnic

    To celebrate Aurora BayCare's miracle babies, an annual picnic is held at the hospital where miracle babies and their families join Aurora BayCare doctors and nurses to celebrate life. Families enjoy a free afternoon of food and fun.

  • 8/17/2018

    Dr. Frank Wittmaack Discusses Infertility, the IVF Process and the Miracle Baby Picnic

    Through IVF, Dr. Frank Wittmaack, Aurora BayCare reproductive endocrinologist, and his team were able to help Ryan and Samantha Brungraber fulfill their dream of being parents. Now, this family has two bundles of joy to cherish.

  • 8/16/2018

    Field House: CT Guided Ankle Replacements

    People should consider ankle replacement if they have advanced ankle arthritis, significant ankle pain or disability. Dr. Scharer explains that a detailed CT scan prior to surgery can help decrease operating room time and increase outcomes when replacing the damaged joint with a synthetic one.

  • 8/15/2018

    Dr. Donald Beno Discusses Backpack Tips, Sleep Recommendations, and Back-to-School Anxiety

    Aurora BayCare Pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno discusses important back-to-school topics with Rachel Manek on Good Day Wisconsin. It's essential for parents to understand the effects of ill-fitting backpacks, how to address back-to-school anxieties, and the amount of sleep children need each night for proper growth.

  • 8/9/2018

    Field House: Shoulder Injuries can Repair Faster with Arthroscopic Surgery

    Rotator cuff injuries are a common diagnosis that can be caused by daily activities; however, there’s a solution to get patients back to their normal routines quicker. Dr. Hennigan talks about how arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, can lead to a shorter recovery time and less pain.

  • 8/8/2018

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan on Elbow and Shoulder Procedures

    When Jerrod Rathsack broke his elbow, he didn't think he'd ever bowl again, but Dr. Shawn Hennigan, Aurora BayCare orthopedic surgeon, was able to help. With a multidisciplinary approach and Dr. Hennigan's expertise, Jerrod can fully extend his arm and is back at the lanes.

  • 7/14/2018

    Open Streets exercise and alternative transportation

    Aurora BayCare Open Streets promotes a day of exercise and alternative transportation. The streets in Green Bay come alive as hundreds of people participate in various activities and engage with their community.

  • 7/11/2018

    Aurora BayCare Open Streets

    Nick Olsen, Aurora BayCare sports medicine, talks about the free annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets in Green Bay that promotes healthy living through engaging outdoor activities. The Kids Zone offers friendly activities, like games, an obstacle course, and more, to keep kids active.

  • 5/21/2018

    Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke Could Save a Life

    May is American Stroke Month. Do you know the signs that someone could be having a stroke? Dr. Kerry Ahrens, emergency medicine physician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Dan Gatz, firefighter and paramedic with City of De Pere Fire Department joined Rachel Manek on Good Day Wisconsin with some life saving advice.

  • 5/16/2018

    Health Watch: FEVAR

    Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms, making them difficult to detect. In fact- doctors say a majority of aneurysms that haven't burst are found incidentally- during an ultrasound or CAT scan when doctors are looking for some other health problem. Aurora BayCare Medical center was able to save one man's life using a new- to our area- procedure.

  • 5/11/2018

    First-time mom celebrates new baby ahead of Mother's Day

    Kristine is about two days into motherhood. She says as a first time mom, she felt all the emotions. “They just want a healthy baby, and things to go well and smoothly. That's a big anxiety for a lot of moms,” said Dr. William Morrissey, an OB-GYN Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 5/2/2018

    Health Watch: 3-D Breast Imaging

    More than 50-percent of breast cancer cases are discovered by a mammogram. Which is why it is very important for women to get their annual screening. Aurora BayCare Medical Center offers Wisconsin's first and only audio-visual 3-dimensional mammography area.

  • 5/2/2018

    Stroke awareness at the Howard YMCA

    May is American Stroke Month, and the Aurora BayCare Medical Center teamed up with the Howard Fire Department for an event at the Howard YMCA to bring awareness to the illness. The event was held in the Green Bay area to remind the community of the early signs and symptoms of a stroke.

  • 4/25/2018

    Genetic knowledge is power for Sobieski woman

    Amy Schoenebeck, senior genetic counselor at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, said when it comes to health, knowledge is power. Casey Guilfoyle, 48, of Sobieski, was one of Schoenebeck's first cardiology genetic counseling patients when the medical center began offering counseling to cardiology patients just last year.

  • 4/25/2018

    Health Watch: Infertility Awareness Month

    One in six couples has trouble getting pregnant, so many turn to experts for help. Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Fertility Clinic has helped make hundreds of couple’s dreams come true by helping them become parents through in vitro fertilization.

  • 4/23/2018

    Aurora BayCare adds soothing sounds, videos to mammograms

    Aurora BayCare in Green Bay hopes to make women more comfortable while getting mammograms. The hospital's new breast imaging area includes new machines for testing and a spa-like atmosphere.

  • 4/13/2018

    Health Watch: Being Mortal

    Ninety percent of Americans say they know they should talk to their loved ones about their wishes for end-of-life care but only 30-percent do so. That is why Aurora BayCare Medical Center is holding a free movie screening and discussion on the topic- to help people begin the conversation with their families- and get it in writing.

  • 3/15/2018

    Fifteen years after Iraq war: 'There's that piece of me that will never be the same'

    Dr. Henry discussing his military service Dr. Jon Henry, a current orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center joined the Army Reserve in 1996 and served overseas as an orthopedic surgeon.

  • 3/2/2018

    March 2nd is "Dress in Blue Day" to raise awareness for colon cancer screening

    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for Wisconsin residents, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Dr. Peter Stanko is a Gastroenterologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. He joined Good Day Wisconsin to discuss colonoscopies.

  • 2/24/2018

    Gamblers' Teddy Bear Toss

    The Green Bay Gamblers and their fans will put smiles on the faces of sick children in our area. Over 76-hundred teddy bears were tossed onto the ice in Saturday's game. The bears will be given to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and other community organizations.

  • 2/24/2018

    Green Bay Gamblers collect teddy bears in 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss

    Thousands of teddy bears tumbled to the ice at the Resch Center Saturday night in the Green Bay Gamblers' 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss. The furry friends are donated to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center as well as other community organizations.

  • 2/22/2018

    Gamblers host 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss to benefit pediatric patients

    Thousands of teddy bears tumbled to the ice at the Resch Center Saturday night in the Green Bay Gamblers' 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss. The furry friends are donated to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center as well as other community organizations.

  • 2/21/2018

    Green Bay Gamblers 2018 Teddy Bear Toss

    Where can you find more than 7,000 teddy bears flying through the air for a good cause? Jason Habeck and forward, Josh Dunn of the Green Bay Gamblers discuss the 19th Annual Teddy Bear Toss where the collected bears will be given to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 2/21/2018

    Health Watch: Urinary Incontinence Therapy

    Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control and can be very embarrassing for the sufferer. According to the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 80% of women who suffer from incontinence can be successfully treated without surgery or drugs.

  • 2/21/2018

    Thousands expected for Gamblers' 19th annual Teddy Bear Toss

    Where can you find more than 7,000 teddy bears flying through the air for a good cause? Jason Habeck and forward, Josh Dunn of the Green Bay Gamblers discuss the 19th Annual Teddy Bear Toss where the collected bears will be given to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 2/14/2018

    Health Watch: Comprehensive Heart Failure Clinic

    Nurse Annie and patient Glen discussing the comprehensive heart failure clinic There are nearly 6-million Americans currently living with heart failure, according to the CDC. The Aurora BayCare Comprehensive Heart Failure Clinic helps patients make life-style changes to help them control their disease.

  • 2/11/2018

    Employer Clinics a rising health care trend

    There is a vast range of employers in the region with on-site health clinics. Clinics are typically staffed with a registered nurse and a physician assistant who can quickly diagnose and treat everyday health concerns.

  • 2/7/2018

    Health Watch: Love Your Heart Yoga

    Health Watch: Love Your Heart Yoga Exercise is one way you can strengthen your heart- especially if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack. Aurora BayCare is helping people get heart healthy through yoga. A large number of studies have shown that consistent yoga practice can help lower the risk of heart disease.

  • 2/2/2018

    Aurora BayCare discusses heart disease on National Wear Red Day

    Dr. Armaan Shaikh, interventional cardiologist with Aurora BayCare discussed tips to prevent heart disease on Local 5 Live. February 2nd is recognized as National Wear Red Day, a day to help raise awareness about heart disease and overall heart health.

  • 1/31/2018

    Doctors say heart attack risk rise during high-stake sporting events like Super Bowl

    Doctors say heart attack risk rise during high-stake sporting events like Super Bowl Sunday’s Super Bowl may be a real 'heart stopping' situation for some. Aurora BayCare interventional cardiologist, Dr. William Witmer says heart rates spike when adrenaline is pumping during exciting parts of a game, like overtime.

  • 1/14/2018

    Local doctor shares advice this flu season

    Dr. Ryan Murphy Flu season is upon us, and this season's strain is expected to be stronger than the average years'. Dr. Ryan Murphy, and Emergency Medical Physician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, says that this year's flu strain, called H3N2, is to blame for the more extreme flu season.

  • 1/3/2018

    Volunteers honor loved ones through pet therapy program at Aurora BayCare Medical Center

    Chloe, the 5-year-old golden retriever visits Aurora BayCare patients about once a week. Her owner, Dan Vermeulen, has been volunteering with his dog for the past six months in honor of his late wife, Cheryl, who benefited from pet therapy while in the hospital.

  • 12/29/2017

    Early Intervention | Fox11 Field House

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan, orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in shoulder surgery at Aurora BayCare, joined the Fox 11 Field House live to discuss how early intervention can help prevent more serious injuries, especially in athletes.

  • 12/27/2017

    Health Watch: CES Spinal Disk Treatment

    Brandie Robinson's herniated disc in her lower back had suddenly grown significantly, putting intense pressure on her spinal cord. Dr. Gerald Eckerdt, cerebral vascular neurosurgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, performed a laminectomy- removing bone to get to the herniated disc to perform a discectomy.

  • 12/24/2017

    Dieticians say people can consume 7,000 calories Christmas Day unknowingly

    Dieticians say on average adults should take in anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day, but on Christmas day calculations show that number could almost quadruple at 7,000 calories. “It can be easy especially if we're going to multiple holiday parties to reach those 7,000 calories," said Carrie Taicher, a registered dietician with Aurora BayCare.

  • 12/22/2017

    ACL Injuries | Fox11 Field House

    Dr. Harold Schock, Aurora BayCare orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, was live at the FOX 11 Field House to talk specifics on the well-known ACL injury. He explains the types of ACL injuries and what to expect from treatment and rehab.

  • 12/15/2017

    Wrist Injuries | Fox11 Field House

    Dr. Brian Klika, orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity at Aurora BayCare Medical Center joins the Fox 11 Field House crew live to talk about wrist injuries. He shared a reminder to our community to be safe when traveling and shoveling the Wisconsin snow.

  • 12/8/2017

    Green Bay Doctor Warns Parents About Dangers of Small Toy Parts

    Parents shopping for toys this holiday season are warned of toy-related injuries. Aurora BayCare Emergency and EMS Physician Steve Stroman sees dozens of kids that swallow or get small toy parts stuck in their mouth, nose and ears.

  • 12/8/2017

    Subspecialized Care | Fox11 Field House

    Dr. Harold Schock, orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, stopped by the Fox11 Field House to talk about the impact subspecialty training can have on patient care.

  • 12/8/2017

    Subspecialized Care | Fox 11 Field House

    Dr. Harold Schock, orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, stopped by the Fox11 Field House to talk about the impact subspecialty training can have on patient care.

  • 12/7/2017

    Doctors: Methamphetamine use leading to increase in heart problems

    Local doctors are warning heart failure could be a dangerous consequence of abusing methamphetamine and other stimulants. They say not only age but also the background of certain users is causing such concern.

  • 12/7/2017

    Living with Amy: Comprehensive Stroke Center

    Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, stroke and interventional neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, joins Living with Amy to talk about Aurora BayCare becoming the region's first and only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and what that means for patients in Northeast Wisconsin and the U.P.

  • 12/1/2017

    Orthopedic Medical Research | Fox 11 Field House

    Dr. Robert Limoni, orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, appeared live at the FOX 11 Field House to discuss the orthopedic medical research happening at Aurora BayCare and the benefits these studies provide local patients.

  • 11/29/2017

    Health Watch: SpaceOAR Hydrogel

    There can be many side effects associated with treating prostate cancer. Aurora BayCare Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Wisconsin certified to use an innovative new technology that helps combat the negative side effects associated with treating prostate cancer.

  • 11/24/2017

    Ankle Replacements | Fox 11 Field House

    Dr. Jason DeVries, foot and ankle surgeon at Aurora BayCare, was live at the Fox 11 Field House to talk about total ankle replacements and what makes someone a good candidate for the procedure.

  • 11/22/2017

    Health Watch: Ankle Surgery

    If you're an athlete an ankle injury can sideline you- sometimes for good. So Eric went to see Dr. Harold Schock, an orthopedic surgery sports medicine specialist at Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine and he was back on the rugby field in time for his first game in August.

  • 11/21/2017

    Can an app really be an effective birth control device?

    Stephen Sehring, OBGYN department chairman at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, said temperature tracking has long been used by couples trying to conceive. While he finds it helpful in determining peak ovulation, he said it's not always consistent, and temperature changes from illness can also throw off accuracy.

  • 11/20/2017

    Smokers Encouraged to Talk to Their Doctors About Lung Screenings

    More than 3,000 people in the state died from lung cancer last year, and more than 4,200 people were diagnosed. Smokers have an elevated risk of developing lung cancer and doctors say it's usually too late once symptoms start to show.

  • 11/17/2017

    Certified Sports Specialists | Fox 11 Fieldhouse

    Joe Woldt, board certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy at Aurora BayCare, stopped by the Fox 11 Field House to talk about how his certification in sports physical therapy helps.

  • 11/16/2017

    Children Getting Sick But Not the Flu

    From parents, to school nurses, they say viral infections are making their rounds. Along with the Hand Foot and Mouth virus, Dr. Donald Beno, pediatrician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, says he's also seen another virus, called "Croup."

  • 11/15/2017

    Health Watch: Med Students Learn in the ED

    As the aging population continues to rise, the demand for doctors goes up along with it. Smaller areas around the country are most affected by the doctor shortage. The Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine or WARM program is designed to attract future doctors to rural communities to help combat the doctor shortage. Aurora BayCare Medical Center is one of its extension campuses.

  • 11/10/2017

    Sports Related Knee Injuries | Fox 11 Fieldhouse

    Dr. Jon Henry, orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center who is fellowship trained in sports medicine, joined the Fox 11 Field House to discuss common sports related knee injuries.

  • 11/8/2017

    Health Watch Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic

    When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, she would typically have to make multiple appointments with multiple specialists on different days. Aurora BayCare's Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic allows women diagnosed with breast cancer to meet with all their doctors in one day.

  • 11/8/2017

    Living with Amy: Women's Heart Health

    Dr. Scott Weslow, interventional cardiologist at Aurora BayCare joins Living with Amy to talk about the importance of women seeing a provider to maintain their heart health.

  • 11/6/2017

    Clavicle Fractures | Fox 11 Fieldhouse

    Dr. Hennigan at the Fox 11 Fieldhouse We're spending some time at the FOX 11 Field House. Dr. Shawn Hennigan, an orthopedic surgeon with Aurora BayCare joined Katie Phernetton to discuss shoulder injuries.

  • 11/6/2017

    Plantar Fasciitis | Fox 11 Fieldhouse

    Dr. Chad DeNamur, a podiatrist at Aurora BayCare joined the Fox 11 Fieldhouse to discuss plantar fasciitis.

  • 11/1/2017

    Health Watch CPR Training

    Health Watch: CPR Training Up to 80 percent out of hospital cardiac arrests occur in homes, but only about 46% of people who have a heart attack outside a hospital get the immediate help they need before emergency crews arrive. Which is why one local hospital offers CPR training to the public and coaches. "If you are able to do bystander CPR when somebody suffers a sudden cardiac arrest their chances of survival more than double," explained Lisa Resch, clinical educator, Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 10/28/2017

    Families enjoy morning at Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint The event was held just outside of Shopko Hall on Saturday morning. It's a Halloween themed race for adults and children to help raise money for cancer patients and also spread awareness. "Halloween is oriented around costumes and candy and things like that, which is good, but we wanted to have a fitness focus on it with all the candy you're eating," said Nick Olsen, event coordinator.

  • 10/25/2017

    Wisconsin lawmakers want patients to know their breast density for breast cancer risk

    Wisconsin lawmakers want patients to know their breast density for breast cancer risk

  • 10/23/2017

    More adopted parents choosing to breastfeed babies

    In Wisconsin, 80 percent of moms have breastfed their baby at some point, that's according to a report card published from the Centers for Disease Control. However, for moms who adopt, the breastfeeding experience has not always been an option, but now -- that's changing. Some are choosing to induce lactation. Sarah Hammer, a lactation consultant with Aurora Baycare Medical Center said the trend of inducing lactation has become more popular over the last 10 to 15 years with adopting moms, who never had the chance to go through a pregnancy or birth.

  • 10/20/2017

    Compartment Syndrome | Fox 11 Field House

    We're enjoying a morning at the FOX 11 Field House. Aurora BayCare Medical Center foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Brandon Scharer joined Katie Phernetton to talk about compartment syndrome.

  • 10/17/2017

    Healthy Donations are the Foundation of Local Food Pantries

    Giving back to the community is encouraged year-round. It's no secret, though, that the holidays really inspire people to get involved and make a difference in the lives of those in need, often by donating to food pantries. Yet, just as important as making an impact is ensuring the impact is a healthy one. Better, healthier options at food pantries can help decrease cases of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and coronary heart disease, said Jennifer Schnell, director of rehabilitation at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and chairwoman of the county's food and nutrition task force.

  • 10/16/2017

    Sports medicine experts break down Rodgers' shoulder injury

    Monday afternoon, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy announced Rodgers will have surgery on his broken collarbone, sustained during Sunday’s Packers-Vikings game. After that, Rodgers’ road to recovery will likely include weeks of rest and strength build up – all to get his throwing arm back to a full range of motion. “The options would be the same if it was you, or the top quarterback in the NFL,” says Dr. Harold Schock, an orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine. “The treatment options would be the same.”

  • 10/13/2017

    Anterior Hip Replacement | Fox 11 Field House

    Dr. Schnaubelt, an orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center joined the FOX 11 Field House to talk about anterior hip replacement surgery.

  • 10/11/2017

    Health Watch: Exercising after baby

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint After having a baby it's hard to find time to exercise and get back in shape. But it can be done. And Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Spooky Sprint is a great stepping stone into fitness with your kids. Natasha Dorsey, a personal trainer at Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine says it's important for new mothers to work out, "Just getting your body back feeling good, feeling good about yourself, and getting that confidence back is just going to help you be a better mom overall."

  • 10/10/2017

    Pregnancy welcome visit

    Dr. Kelly Malloy, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Aurora BayCare joins Living with Amy to talk about what makes their Pregnancy Welcome Visit Program unique. Once you call to make your Pregnancy Welcome Visit appointment, you’ll be seen right away. You are guaranteed to be offered an appointment with a knowledgeable OB nurse within three business days of calling.

  • 10/8/2017

    Halloween is Healthy at the Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint Halloween is fast approaching, but instead of just dressing up, you can also lace up those running shoes. That's because it is time to grab your costume and go for a Halloween run or walk. Aurora BayCare Medical Center's 9th Annual Spooky Sprint is coming up, and Nick Olsen joined Chelly Boutott on Local Five this Sunday Morning to explain how you can be a part of the fun.

  • 10/6/2017

    Tennis Elbow | Fox 11 Fieldhouse

    Fridays at the FOX11 Field House continue with Dr. Brian Klika from Aurora BayCare Medical Center talking about tennis elbow.

  • 10/5/2017

    Breast cancer: From taboo topic to an entire month of awareness

    Anne Karjala-Dobbins isn't afraid to say the words "breast cancer" out loud. In fact, since her diagnosis in 2012, she has made it her purpose to talk about it openly as the coordinator of a breast cancer advocacy and support group at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

  • 10/4/2017

    Health Watch: Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint The Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint is right around the corner. Even if you're not in shape to run a 5K you can still walk the route. But if you think you might want help training for next year, one local hospital has a program designed to help folks work their way up to a 5k. "The Run for Fun Program is a program we have to get people who want to start to run or for brand new runners who don't know how to quite progress into their running," explained Amanda Riesenberg, exercise specialist, Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 9/28/2017

    Concussions | Thursday at the FOX11 Field House

    We’re getting ready for Thursday night football. The Packers take on the Chicago bears. Before the big game, Joe Woldt, a physical therapist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, joined the FOX 11 Field House to talk about concussions.

  • 9/28/2017

    Wisconsin a top state for uterine cancer cases

    The American Cancer Society estimates more than 61,000 women will be diagnosed with uterine cancer this year. Wisconsin is among the top twelve states based on number of cases. Uterine cancer is the most common type of gynecologic cancer. "I think women just need to be cognizant that this is out there," said Dr. Peter Johnson, Director of Gynecologic Oncology at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 9/27/2017

    HealthWatch: LV Lead Placement

    At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation- a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Bernie has atrial fibrillation. She used medications and underwent multiple ablations over the years to control this rhythm problem, but couldn’t regulate her condition. Thanks to Dr. Sheikh, Aurora BayCare electrophysiologist and cardiovascular disease specialist, she’s back to doing what she loves.

  • 9/22/2017

    Getting back to high intensity | Fox 11 Field House

    Dr. Harold Schock, an orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center joined the FOX11 Field House crew to talk about athletes getting back to high intensity activity.

  • 9/22/2017

    Watch out for signs of heat stroke with scorching temperatures this weekend

    From the Packers game in Green Bay to the Fox Cities Marathon in Appleton, many people are going to be out in extreme heat this weekend, and should be aware of the symptoms of heat stroke. "So when people suffer from heat stroke, their body is essentially shutting down," Dr. Ryan Murphy, an emergency physician at Aurora BayCare said. "It reaches the temperature where the body cannot auto-regulate or dissipate that heat in an effective way so their internal organ systems kind of start to shut down, and in a severe case those are the patients that can go into cardiac arrest."

  • 9/19/2017

    State puts school immunizations on public map

    Using an interactive map, Wisconsin health officials have made it easy to see school immunization data online. It's the first time they put the information out in this way in hopes it can be used as a tool for parents, schools, and healthcare providers. “Tracking where people are not getting immunized certainly could help to protect those that have no coverage not because they didn't want it,” said Aurora BayCare Medical Center pediatrician, Dr. Donald Beno.

  • 9/18/2017

    Helping a patient breathe

    Emergency responders from Ashwaubenon Public Safety and De Pere trained to learn another way to help a patient breathe on Monday. It's called cricothyrotomy and it's a last-resort but after some recent critical care cases, Aurora BayCare helped provide personnel with a review. Aurora Baycare's Medical Director of trauma, Dr. Michael Mackowski, leading the training using pig tracheas, said this last-resort procedure makes a difference for him when the patient arrives.

  • 9/15/2017

    Dr. Robert Limoni joins the Fox 11 Field House crew to talk about the innovative pain management techniques for total knee replacement patients.

    Fridays at the FOX11 Field House continue with Dr. Robert Limoni, an orthopedic surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center talked about new procedures to reduce pain after total knee replacement surgery.

  • 9/13/2017

    HealthWatch: Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis

    Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two painful, debilitating digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 americans--- including 80-thousand children nationwide. Inflammatory bowel diseases, like crohns and ulcerative colitis can cause many painful and embarrassing bowel issues. They are diseases most people don't like to talk about, which is why the Take Steps for Crohn's and Coloitis Walk strives to bring awareness to the issue, "If you have an awareness of a condition then you are more likely to seek medical attention and you’re more likely to be diagnosed," said Dr. Bosco, gastroenterologist at Aurora BayCare.

  • 9/8/2017

    Dr. Jon Henry joins the Fox 11 Field House crew to talk about the importance of seeing a sports medicine specialist.

    Dr. Jon Henry, an Aurora BayCare Orthopedic Surgeon, joined Katie Phernetton at the FOX 11 Field House. He spoke about sports medicine and the advantages of working with a board certified sports medicine specialist.

  • 9/7/2017

    Brain foods: They’re real and they can help

    It's that time of year again. The kids are loading up their backpacks and heading back to school. And with all the classes, homework, sports and other extracurriculars, it's important students fuel themselves with the right kinds of food. Jennifer Arendt, a dietician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, offers her recommendations on foods that will help kids start the school year off right.

  • 8/31/2017

    Dr. Jason DeVries Joins the Fox 11 Field House Crew to Discuss Jones Foot Fractures

    Dr. Jason DeVries, an Aurora BayCare Foot and Ankle Surgeon talked about stress fractures and foot fractures at the FOX 11 Field House.

  • 8/30/2017

    Seconds can mean a lifetime for stroke patients

    Margie was packing up her car at the grocery store, with her 4-year-old granddaughter, Deanna, in the back seat, when Muck started to feel her right leg go limp. Then came the headache. She was taken to a hospital, but was ultimately transported to Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. It is the only facility within Northeast Wisconsin with a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

  • 8/27/2017

    Dissolvable tablets could replace needle vaccinations

    Imagine visiting the doctor with your kids and they won’t have to worry about getting a shot. That may soon be a reality, because scientists are working on a water-dissolving tablet to replace some needle-injected vaccinations. Dr. Ahmad Maqboul, family medicine physican at Aurora BayCare, says the technology would help make giving shots more convenient especially for children.

  • 8/23/2017

    Woman Suffers Stroke Shopping With Grand Kid; Experts Push App to Help Kids Learn 911

    A local grandmother is back on her feet after a scary medical situation she encountered while out shopping with her four-year-old granddaughter. It’s been about a year since 59-year-old Margie suffered a stroke while grocery shopping with her 4-year-old granddaughter. Experts say it’s never too early to start teaching kids how to respond in an emergency.

  • 8/16/2017

    Airport Crash Drill

    Aurora BayCare Medical center is among the organizations participating in a mock disaster drill at the Austin Straubel International airport in Green Bay. This drill will prepare organizations for what to expect in the event of a disaster.

  • 8/14/2017

    ‘It didn’t really hurt’: Peshtigo man’s heart pierced in nail gun accident

    After accidentally shooting himself in the heart with a nail gun, Doug calmly drove himself to the emergency room at the Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, where he was later transported to the Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Roitstein says that a wrong heartbeat, a wrong position and he would have had a much more complicated problem than he was bargaining for.

  • 8/13/2017

    Families gather for Miracle Baby celebration at Aurora Baycare Medical Center

    It was a special celebration on Sunday afternoon as dozens of families whose babies beat the odds after being born premature or were in intensive care got together at Aurora Baycare Medical Center. "Being able to come back here and see how well the babies are doing from being the NICU and being able to show off our bundle of joy. Yes, it's a great experience," said Tracy.

  • 8/13/2017

    Miracle babies picnic celebrates the beauty of life

    Hundreds of people came to celebrate the miracle of life on Saturday at the annual "Miracle Baby Celebration" picnic at Aurora BayCare in Green Bay. "I'm pretty sure I yelled ‘woo-hoo’ really loud into the phone." That's the reaction Deb had after finding out she was finally pregnant. Deb and Jim couldn't have a baby the traditional way, but after consulting with Dr. Frank Wittmaack they conceived Scott, their miracle baby.

  • 8/13/2017

    Race the Lake Century Ride along Lake Winnebago

    Bikers are off on their 100 mile journey for the 10th annual Century Ride along Lake Winnebago. Participants will travel from Fond du Lac through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha and Appleton as part of the Aurora BayCare Endurance Series.

  • 8/10/2017

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan Tackles Rotator Cuff Injuries Live on Fox 11

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan, Orthopedic Surgeon with Aurora BayCare visited the FOX 11 Field House Thursday morning to discuss the best treatment options for shoulder injuries.

  • 8/1/2017

    "Get Your Rear in Gear 5K" raising colon cancer awareness

    The third annual Get Your Rear in Gear - Green Bay run/walk will be taking place this Saturday. The event raises awareness and money for colon cancer screenings and early detection.

  • 7/26/2017

    Volunteer baby cuddlers bring comfort to NICU preemies and their families

    Tracy was only 28 weeks pregnant when a blood clot in her placenta and other complications forced her to deliver her baby boy three months early. He weighed just over two pounds at birth. But Tracy's little guy is a fighter, and so is his support team in the neonatal intensive care unit at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. From knowledgeable nurses to dedicated volunteers like Mike Beno who serves as a baby cuddler, the infants are in good hands.

  • 7/9/2017

    Get outside with Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay

    Summertime is a great time to get outside, enjoy the outdoors with family, and think about your health. The upcoming 5th Annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets coming up that encourages all three, the Open Streets Green Bay.

  • 7/8/2017

    Measles concerns: local doctors work to prevent an outbreak

    The measles outbreak is too close to home for doctors in Northeast Wisconsin. They are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of measles, a viral infection of the respiratory system. Dr. Donald Beno, a pediatrician at Aurora BayCare, advocates for kids to get vaccinated. He's very concerned about measles.

  • 7/5/2017

    Gearing Up For Aurora BayCare Open Streets

    On July 15th a section of downtown will be closed off to traffic and opened up to fun, healthy transportation alternatives for Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay, "A family friendly event it's where we close the streets down to automobile traffic and we open them up to people just coming out using the streets without that worry so you can ride," explained Nick Olsen.

  • 6/28/2017

    Back to Piano After Shoulder Surgery

    Broken shoulders are the 4th most common injury that are seen and treated in the emergency department. After a bad fall, Lynn fractured her shoulder. Thanks to Dr. Shawn Hennigan, she is back to doing what Lynn loves, playing piano.

  • 6/21/2017

    Yoga on the Bridge

    Thousands of people will hop on their bikes or boards and take to the streets of Green Bay without the worry of traffic on July 15. The 5th Annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay event closes off a designated route to vehicles as people come out to promote fitness.

  • 6/18/2017

    Hundreds participate in third annual Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer

    More than 300 people gathered on Green Bay's west side to take on a deadly disease Saturday. The third annual Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer stepped off bright and early Saturday morning at Aurora Baycare Medical Center.

  • 6/17/2017

    Aurora BayCare host Lombardi Walk To Tackle Cancer & offers tours of new cancer clinic

    Cancer survivors, fighters, and their supporters walked against the disease. The third annual Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer helps fund research at Aurora BayCare's brand new cancer care clinic.

  • 6/17/2017

    Community Agenda Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer

    Dr. Dhimant Patel, oncologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, was interviewed live on WBAY-TV 2’s noon show today to discuss the Lombardi Walk To Tackle Cancer at Aurora BayCare. The walk will take place on Saturday, June 17, and include tours of Aurora BayCare’s new cancer clinic.

  • 6/16/2017

    2017 Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer Includes Tours of Aurora BayCare’s New Cancer Clinic

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center is expecting to host over 300 participants. Dollars raised help fund Aurora BayCare's cutting-edge research and clinical trials that advance cancer care in Green Bay. All proceeds will support Aurora Health Care-led cancer research and will receive matching funds from the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.

  • 6/9/2017

    Triathlon Training

    Getting going on a training program can be a tough task. Aurora BayCare trained six "newbies" to complete their first ever triathlon.

  • 5/31/2017

    Managing Epilepsy Gives Woman a Better Life

    Dr. Shawn Whitton, neurologist and epileptologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, shares how his patient, Annette, has seen a significant decrease in the amount seizures she experiences.

  • 5/31/2017

    Stroke Support Group Helps Local Survivors

    Dr. James Napier, neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, discusses how the stroke survivor support group helps his patients heal.

  • 5/31/2017

    Tick Season Has Arrived to Northeast Wisconsin

    Dr. Ryan Murphy, emergency medicine physician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, reminds people to check for ticks and explains what symptoms to watch for.

  • 5/24/2017

    Emotional Effects of Strokes

    Dr. Darkhabani, interventional neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, explains how our stroke survivor support group has helped his patient, DonElla, cope after her stroke.

  • 5/21/2017

    Strike out Stroke with Aurora BayCare and the Green Bay Bullfrogs

    Aurora BayCare has teamed up with the Green Bay Bullfrogs to bring awareness to strokes and help people recognize the signs – F.A.S.T.

  • 5/10/2017

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Teams Up With Green Bay Police

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center hosted a medication take-back event with the Green Bay Police Department.

  • 5/10/2017

    Stroke Awareness & Signs of a Stroke

    Dr. Darkhabani, interventional neurologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, treated Donna’s rare stroke by opening the vessels, this type of stroke can have different warning signs like dizziness or blurred vision.

  • 5/3/2017

    Achilles Tendon Repair Helps Chris Get Active Again

    After years of nagging pain, Chris is able to get to the gym again after an Achilles tendon repair performed by Dr. Brandon Scharer.

  • 4/27/2017

    Local Couple Welcomes New Baby After Endometriosis Diagnosis

    Derek and Ashley are happy to have their new addition, Arlowe, thanks to the aide of Dr. Frank Wittmaak and the fertility clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 4/25/2017

    Managing Menopause

    Dr. Michael Kincheloe, OB-GYN at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, gives tips for women who are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms due to menopause.

  • 4/21/2017

    National Donate Life Month

    National Donate Life Month Brandi Gwidt Aurora BayCare transplant coordinator Brandi Gwidt discusses the importance of organ donation nationally and in Wisconsin for National Donate Life Month.

  • 4/13/2017

    Women Traveling Must Protect Against Zika

    Zika Advice OBGYN Sehring When Corissa and Paul Gehrke wanted a honeymoon in Mexico, they were concerned about Zika, knowing the dangers it presented, particularly with pregnancy. They visited obstetrician gynecologist Dr. Stephen Sehring for advice.

  • 3/31/2017

    Woman Runs Again with Physical Therapy

    Physical Therapy Aurora BayCare Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine physical therapists Ellen Lindskens and Dan Reznichek help an injured longtime runner Josephine get back on track with customized physical therapy and a video running analysis.

  • 3/24/2017

    Genetic Testing for Cancer

    Genetic Counselor Amy Schoenebeck Director of Breast Health Dr. Owens and senior genetic counselor Amy Schoenebeck explain how genetic counseling can help identify certain types of cancer before it has the chance to develop, while a local woman shares her story with genetic counseling at Aurora BayCare.

  • 3/21/2017

    Good and Bad Cholesterol

    Good and Bad Cholesterol Francis Wolf Cardiologist Cardiologist Dr. Francis Wolf explains "good" and "bad" cholesterol and what you can do to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

  • 3/20/2017

    New Approach Cures Aortic Aneurysm

    Cardiologist Schmidt Aurora BayCare Interventional cardiologist Dr. Schmidt discusses how a new approach cured Tom Wonderling's aortic aneurysm - getting him back to life with minimal rehab.

  • 3/15/2017

    National Kick Butts Day

    Surgeon Thom National Kick Butts Day General and vascular surgeon Dr. Thom was featured on NBC26's Medical Monday to talk about the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States: tobacco use.

  • 3/10/2017

    Inexpensive Test Saves Local Mans Life

    Calcium Cardiac Screening for Heart Disease Saves Life of Farmer Vogel Dr. Matthew Schmidt, interventional cardiologist was featured in Door County's Peninsula Pulse on the importance of calcium scoring tests and how this non-invasive test is saving lives, including the life of patient Bob Vogel.

  • 3/10/2017

    Questions Answered at Pregnancy Welcome Visit

    Pregnancy Welcome Visit Dr. Donald Sipes, obstetrician and gynecologist was featured with his patient Elizabeth Antinoja, discussing Aurora BayCare's Pregnancy Welcome Visit.

  • 3/9/2017

    Screening Options for Colorectal Cancer

    Erik Johnson Colorectal Cancer Surgeon Colorectal surgeon Dr. Erik Johnson discusses the symptoms and screening options for colorectal cancer during colon cancer awareness month.

  • 3/5/2017

    Raise Awareness for Rise in Colorectal Cancer

    Manthey Gastroenterologist Colon Cancer Gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Manthey explains symptoms to watch for in colorectal cancer; especially important with studies showing a rise in the number of people diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

  • 2/28/2017

    Gamblers Deliver Teddy Bears to Pediatric Patients

    Gamblers_teddy bear toss 2017 aurora baycare Members of the Green Bay Gamblers spent the day making a difference for kids at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 2/28/2017

    Pediatric Patients Get Teddy Bear Surprise

    Gamblers teddy bear toss aurora baycare pediatrics Green Bay Gamblers hockey players surprised pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center with bags of stuffed toy bears that were collected from Saturday night's 18th annual Teddy Bear Toss.

  • 2/28/2017

    Sex After Heart Disease

    Mathias Sex and Heart Disease Interventional cardiologist Dr. Mathias answers a question he hears from heart disease patients frequently: when is it okay to resume sex?

  • 2/27/2017

    Doctor Takes Stress Test Without Stress

    Weslow_stress test cardiologist Interventional cardiologist Dr. Weslow is doing his part to get rid of negative stereotypes and perceptions about cardiac stress tests. He undergoes a stress test and talks through the process and benefits for patients.

  • 2/22/2017

    Why a Woman's Heart Attack is Different

    Weslow Womens heart attacks Interventional cardiologist Dr. Scott Weslow explains why a woman's heart attack is different from a man's, including the symptoms.

  • 2/17/2017

    80-Year-Old Heart Patient Pays It Forward

    Sandy Roitstein Heart Cardiac Volunteer After a valve replacement by cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Roitstein, Sandy Eklund feels she has a new life, and now pays it forward by volunteering with patients experiencing the same thing she and her family once went through at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 2/17/2017

    Suture Free Valve Replacement

    Roistein Sutureless Valve Surgery Interventional cardiologist Dr. David Mathias and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Alexander Roitstein discuss a sutureless valve procedure that is quicker than traditional valve replacement and doesn't need stitches.

  • 2/14/2017

    Heart Attack vs Heart Failure

    heart attack and failure Cardiologist Dr. Witmer explains the differences between a heart attack and heart failure - what happens to your body and what you can do to prevent these dangerous conditions.

  • 2/14/2017

    Love is Good for the Heart

    Cardiologist Francis Wolf Love and Heart Care Cardiologist Dr. Francis Wolf discusses how love can truly have benefits for heart health in this special Valentine's Day story.

  • 2/8/2017

    All About Afib

    Mehta_afib Electrophysiologist Dr. Vinay Mehta explains atrial fibrillation and the symptoms to watch for.

  • 2/2/2017

    Miraculous Recovery from Massive Heart Attack

    Gazlay Mathias Heart Attack Recovery Katie Gazlay was given only a 5-percent chance to live after suffering a heart attack, but interventional cardiologist Dr. David Mathias was able to save her life.

  • 2/2/2017

    Tips for a Longer Happier Life

    Sunshine Tips for Longer Happier Life Aurora BayCare Laura Grovogel, manager of wellness programs at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, shares tips for living a longer and happier life in Women Magazine.

  • 1/19/2017

    Slippery Conditions Result in Fractures

    Dr. Steven Stroman Emergency and Urgent Care at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Throughout the day Tuesday roadways and sidewalks have been slippery, covered with thick ice, sending several people to the hospital after falling. Emergency physician Dr. Stroman and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hennigan is interviewed.

  • 1/17/2017

    Slippery Sidewalks Send Some to Hospital

    Dr. Michael Hartmann Emergency Medicine Aurora BayCare Medical Center "The first couple hours I was here, we saw a bunch of ambulances with several people slipping and falling on the ice," said Dr. Michael Hartmann, an Emergency Department Physician at Aurora Baycare Medical Center.

  • 1/13/2017

    Suamico Woman in Need of Kidney Goes Viral

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Kidney Transplant Cathy Strom talks about her search for a kidney. Aurora BayCare transplant coordinator Brandi Gwidt talks about the process of donating.

  • 1/6/2017

    Governor Calls Special Session on Opioid Bills

    Governor Scott Walker Signing at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Governor Scott Walker called a special legislative session at Aurora BayCare Medical Center to pass a package of bills designed to curb heroin and opioid abuse.

  • 1/6/2017

    Governor Takes Action on Addiction

    Governor Scott Walker Signing at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Thursday at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Gov. Scott Walker called for a special legislative session to fight heroin and opioid addiction and ordered state agencies to ramp up their response to a drug that kills hundreds in Wisconsin each year.

  • 1/5/2017

    Quad Reconstruction for Officer in Training

    Dr. Harold Schock Orthopedics at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Timothy Fuerst is studying to be a police officer, but an injury to his quadriceps muscle could have threatened that dream. Fortunately, Dr. Schock was able to use a unique method to repair the muscle, getting Timothy back into training.

  • 1/4/2017

    Flu Season Peaking Early

    Dr. Michael Hartmann Emergency Medicine Aurora BayCare Medical Center The Wisconsin Health Department says flu season is peaking early this year. Emergency physician Dr. Michael Hartmann said the people most at risk during peak times are the young and the elderly.

  • 1/3/2017

    A Healthy Start to 2017

    Deb Ruebbelke Aurora BayCare Medical Center Certified dietitian Deb Ruebbelke shares tips and tricks to get a fresh start in the new year, including common pitfalls that often stop us from reaching our healthy goals.

  • 12/29/2016

    Experts Weigh in on Four Common Health Concerns

    Fall Aurora BayCare rheumatologist Dr. Vaida Stoik discusses arthritis: ways to reduce risks and how to managing symptoms in an article in Women Magazine.

  • 12/29/2016

    Minimally Invasive Relief for Carpal Tunnel

    Guo Technique at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine occupational therapist Mitch Voss says traditional surgery requires therapy due to scar tissue. However, the Guo technique is minimally invasive and does not leave any scar tissue behind.

  • 12/29/2016

    Young Woman Beats Odds and Inspires Heart-Healthy Holiday

    Katie Gazlay Christmas Day last year while visiting family in Menominee, Mich., at just 34 years-old, Gazlay suffered a massive heart attack.

  • 12/21/2016

    Bullfrogs Giving Back to the Community

    Bullfrogs Partner In partnership with the Green Bay Bullfrogs, Aurora BayCare provided a free baseball clinic taught by Bullfrogs players and coaches. This, in addition to the annual Strike Out Stroke Night to increase stroke awareness, were efforts made together for community benefit.

  • 12/20/2016

    Anti-Reflux Surgery for Immediate Relief

    Reflux Surgery General and bariatric surgeon Dr. Anna Pierce discusses anti-reflux surgery to help gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux.

  • 12/9/2016

    Speed Up Healing with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Roland Moreno, hyperbaric and wound specialist, explains how hyperbarix oxygen therapy can heal wounds. Brent Wisner shares his experience being treated in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber for diabetic foot ulcers, a treatment he calls the "life, or foot-saver."

  • 12/7/2016

    Addressing Anxiety for Women

    Woman Crying Psychologist Dr. Deirdre Radosevich was interviewed for a story about anxiety in Women Magazine. When is it time to see your doctor?

  • 11/17/2016

    All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement Surgery

    Dr. Michael Schnaubelt Hip Replacement Aurora BayCare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine According to Dr. Michael Schnaubelt, hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which diseased portions of the hip joint are replaced with artificial parts. The procedure helps improve mobility, hip joint function and eases or eliminates pain.

  • 11/17/2016

    Preparing for a Heart Healthy Hunt

    Weslow Hunting Heart Health Aurora BayCare Medical Center “People worry about the dangers of being shot in the woods, but you’re three times more likely to die of a heart attack out there,” said Dr. Weslow.

  • 11/13/2016

    Antibiotic Overload - Docs Try to Cut Back

    Doc and stethoscope Pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno is interviewed about a growing health risk — the overprescription and misuse of antibiotics.

  • 11/10/2016

    Defining Diabetes with an RN and Certified Diabetes Educator

    diabetes test strips Trish Behnke, RN and certified diabetes educator discusses diabetes as well as the signs, symptoms and treatments for various types of diabetes, featured in Women Magazine.

  • 11/3/2016

    Total Ankle Replacement Wipes Out 50 Years of Pain

    Dr. Jason Devries Ankle Aurora BayCare Medical Center Roger Griinke is walking tall today, "My left ankle is like went back 50 years," said Roger Griinke, total ankle replacement patient of Dr. Jason DeVries.

  • 11/1/2016

    Reducing Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian Cancer Treatment at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Peter Johnson discusses ovarian cancer, a women's cancer which is often undetected until it has spread. At that stage, treatment is challenging and the disease can be fatal. He shares symptoms and methods of prevention.

  • 10/30/2016

    Over 1000 Attend Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Spooky Sprint Residents across Brown County got into the Halloween spirit this weekend with the eighth annual Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint in Green Bay.

  • 10/27/2016

    Mammograms Save Lives

    Mammogram Aurora BayCare Medical Center Breast surgeon Dr. Cynthia Geocaris says getting treatment as soon as possible is important for Tammy and other women. "If the cancer spreads it has the potential to go to other organs which can be life threatening," explained Dr. Geocaris.

  • 10/26/2016

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint on Living with Amy

    Living with Amy Get into the Halloween spirit by doing the Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint this weekend! Aurora BayCare's Nick Olsen shares the event's details with Amy.

  • 10/26/2016

    Doctors and Suicide - How They Deal with Daily Heartache

    Dr. Peter Johnson Suicide Statistics Dr. Peter Johnson is the Director of Gynecological Oncology and Palliative Care at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Most of his patients have very advanced terminal cancers and he spends a lot of time talking about bad news.

  • 10/25/2016

    8th Annual Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Spooky Sprint Local 5 Live The 8th Annual Spooky Sprint takes place Saturday, October 29th. Nick Olsen of Aurora BayCare stops by to discuss what you can expect at the event and when you can pick up your packet.

  • 10/25/2016

    Run for Fun in the Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Spooky Sprint Just in time for Spooky Sprint, Amy Woodworth began training with Aurora BayCare personal trainer Laura Grovogel to get ready to run the 5k route of the family Halloween run.

  • 10/24/2016

    Get Ready for Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint 2016

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Spooky Sprint Sign Aurora BayCare Medical Center's Spooky Sprint is coming up. So lace up your running shoes and get ready for for spooktacular family fun!

  • 10/21/2016

    Getting Rid of Arthritis For Good

    Dr. Jagdeep Sodhi Orthopedics Arthritis Patient More than 50 million adults have arthritis. There are many non-surgical treatment options to treat the pain but, as Dr. Sodhi explains, for some sufferers- they don't work.

  • 10/14/2016

    Tips and Techniques for Early Breast Cancer Detection

    Breast Cancer Survivors Heart Health "Early detection of breast cancer is very important because we can save more lives and use less aggressive treatments if the cancer is caught early," says Dr. William Owens, medical director of breast health at Aurora BayCare.

  • 10/14/2016

    Tricks to Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Halloween Treats

    Healthy Halloween Treats Aurora BayCare Medical Center Megan Harris, Aurora BayCare pediatric dietitian, shares tips on how to get your kids eating healthy on Halloween.

  • 10/8/2016

    Fall Has New Color for Cancer Survivor

    Dr. Geocaris and Jen Mahoney Breast Cancer Survivor Aurora BayCare Medical Center Less than two weeks after being diagnosed with tubular carcinoma breast cancer, Jen Mahoney visited surgeons Dr. Cynthia Geocaris and Dr. Elizabeth O'Connor who performed a double mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgery.

  • 10/1/2016

    Making Strides Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Making Strides Group Aurora BayCare Medical Center Aurora BayCare sponsored the 8th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at Lambeau Field today with hundreds walking in support of breast cancer survivors. Director of Breast Health at Aurora BayCare, Dr. William Owens, was a keynote speaker.

  • 9/29/2016

    Recognizing Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian Cancer Dr. Peter Johnson at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Marlene Krueger was experiencing some unusual symptoms that led her to Dr. Peter Johnson, director of gynecologic oncology, who diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

  • 9/23/2016

    MDCC Offers Multiple Doctors at One Appointment

    Owens and Tina The MDCC has a whole team of specialists working on a case together. It brings together multiple disciplines--the medical oncologist, the surgeon, the radiation oncologist to discuss each individual case to provide a plan of action for that patient," explained Dr. Owens. Breast cancer survivor Tina Carlson shares her experience being treated through the MDCC.

  • 9/21/2016

    5k After Triple Bypass

    Triple Heart Bypass Aurora BayCare Medical Center Avid runner Patrick Saladin needed a triple bypass after cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Alexander Roitstein discovered his blocked arteries. Just three months later, Patrick already completed a 5k.

  • 9/20/2016

    Crohns and Colitis Walk Raises Awareness

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Taking Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) can be embarrassing to talk about, which is why hundreds came out to Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis hosted by Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 9/16/2016

    Fighting Crohns and Colitis

    Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Banner Aurora BayCare Medical Center The annual Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk is Saturday, September 17th. Sarah Vande Hey shares her personal story with irritable bowel syndrome and gastroenterologist Dr. Bosco explains the symptoms of the disease.

  • 9/11/2016

    Proper Way to Wash Hands

    Hand Washing As germs start spreading with kids back in school, pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno shows us the proper way to wash hands.

  • 8/29/2016

    Easing Back to School Anxiety

    School Stress and Anxiety Aurora BayCare Medical Center A new school year brings new anxiety for kids. Aurora BayCare child psychiatrist Dr. Susan Jacquez-Dean says back-to-school anxiety is very common but shouldn’t be taken lightly. Parents can watch for signs of stress in their children and take action.

  • 8/29/2016

    Special Procedure for Afib Sufferers

    Sandra Afib Patient Aurora BayCare Medical Center After being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, Sandra Franzen visited electrophysiologist Dr. Vinay Mehta, who performed an atrial flutter ablation, which got Sandra back all the energy she once had.

  • 8/24/2016

    Get Ready to Go Back to School

    Dr. Donald Beno Tips for Back to School Doctors recommend a physical every year. Physicals entail looking further into a child's activity in sports and their general lifestyle. Pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno says that having children meet with a pediatrician is important to a child's growth.

  • 8/18/2016

    Miracle Baby for Family Over 40

    Miracle Baby Embrie In Vitro Fertilization Aurora BayCare Medical Center Embrie is the miracle Bill and Renee Rumsey didn't think they would ever receive, "We were at the point now that this was our last chance," said Bill Rumsey, Menasha. Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Frank Wittmaack helped the coupled conceive through fertility services at Aurora BayCare.

  • 8/17/2016

    Bullfrogs EMS Night Game Sponsored by Aurora BayCare

    Bullfrogs team small EMS Physician Dr. Hartmann threw the first pitch at the August 12th Green Bay Bullfrogs EMS Appreciation Night.

  • 8/17/2016

    Getting Kids Back on a Sleep Schedule

    Dr. Donald Beno Tips for Back to School A regular bedtime can be one of the most difficult adjustments during back-to-school. Aurora Baycare Pediatrician Donald Beno says parents should gradually begin the sleep transition two weeks before school starts.

  • 8/12/2016

    Shoulder Overuse Injuries

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan Friday at the Fox 11 FieldHouse Aurora BayCare Medical Center Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shawn Hennigan explains how shoulder overuse injuries happen for athletes and how they can prevent them.

  • 8/11/2016

    Breastfeeding Help from a Lactation Consultant

    Lactation Support Womens Health Aurora BayCare Medical Center New mom Jenny Rymer wanted to breastfeed but didn't know where to start. That's where lactation consultant Kimberly Gunn came in. "They're fantastic, they changed my life absolutely," gushed Jenny, Stella and Parker's mom.

  • 8/5/2016

    Ankle Fusion Returns Local Mans Active Lifestyle

    Doug DeValk Ankle Fusion Surgery Aurora BayCare Medical Center As the owner of a local bar and grill, an avid volleyball, softball and basketball player, Doug DeValk was an active guy until ankle pain started holding him back. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brandon Scharer discusses Doug's diagnosis and ankle fusion procedure that got Doug to "zero pain."

  • 8/4/2016

    This Saturday - Get Your Rear in Gear

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Get Your Rear in Gear The second annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk will be held this Saturday, August 6th at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 8/3/2016

    High School Athletes Brace for Humid Days Ahead

    Dr. Daniel Gale Emergency and Urgent Care Aurora BayCare Medical Center The month of August, often times means steamy temperatures and for some, it means getting back to football practice. Aurora BayCare Medical Center emergency physician Dan Gale speaks of early signs of dehydration.

  • 8/2/2016

    Race Preview - Get Your Rear in Gear at Aurora BayCare

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Get Your Rear in Gear Preview Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay presented by Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and is an annual 5K run/walk raising local and regional awareness of colon cancer, the need for age-appropriate screenings and the importance of early detection.

  • 7/30/2016

    Colon Cancer Signs and Symptoms

    Erik Johnson Get Your Rear in Gear Aurora BayCare Medical Center To promote the upcoming run/walk Get Your Rear in Gear, Dr. Erik Johnson shares the telltale signs of colon cancer and encourages everyone to get a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer early.

  • 7/22/2016

    Getting Injured Athletes Back in the Game Faster

    ACL Bridge Program Dontrell Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dontrell Johnson started his professional football career in 2013. After stints with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Blizzard, Dontrell suffered a torn ACL and meniscus. Dontrell then joined the ACL Bridge Program at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 7/22/2016

    First in State to Receive Get With the Guidelines AFIB Silver Quality Achievement Award

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  • 7/22/2016

    Police Officer Defies Odds with Miraculous Recovery

    Katie Walters Emergency and Urgent Care Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Gerald Eckardt who's working with Katie explains her case as nothing short of a miracle saying, "In her case in particular, it's extremely rare that you have such remarkable recovery so quickly."

  • 7/18/2016

    Families and Fitness Buffs Take To the Streets

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets in Chalk From Fisk Park to the City Deck and everywhere in between, the streets belonged to Green Bay's families and fitness buffs on Saturday.

  • 7/18/2016

    Green Bay Event Promotes Health and Wellness

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets WBAY Some downtown streets in Green Bay were closed to vehicles on Saturday and instead, open to walkers and bikers. It was part of the fourth annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets event, which promotes health and wellness.

  • 7/15/2016

    Community Urged to Get Active at Green Bay Fitness Festival

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets Interview July 16 is the 4th annual Aurora BayCare Open Streets fitness festival. There will be 30 booths with health and fitness experts at Leicht Memorial Park, as well as chances to try workouts like Zumba, Tai chi, and CrossFit.

  • 7/15/2016

    Yoga at Aurora BayCare Open Streets

    Health and Fitness Yoga Aurora BayCare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine If yoga looks like fun, you have a chance to try it for free at Aurora BayCare Open Streets. "Streets are open free of automobile traffic, open to active modes of transportation - biking, skating, walking..." said Nick Olsen, business development specialist sr. at Aurora Baycare Sports Medicine.

  • 7/12/2016

    What to Expect at Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets Nick Olsen of Aurora BayCare explains the different activity zones available during Aurora BayCare Open Streets this Saturday, while Randy Bailey, owner of Stadium Bike, explains how helmets should properly fit and how your children have a chance at winning a bike at the event.

  • 7/11/2016

    Helmet Giveaway at Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Biking Safety Open Streets is a community event sponsored by Aurora BayCare. It's an opportunity for families to get out, ride a bike or walk on streets that are closed to traffic. It's patterned after the cyclovia in Brazil, where streets are closed off giving way to walkers and cyclists.

  • 7/7/2016

    Fun Family Event - Aurora BayCare Open Streets

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay is meant to bring families together for fitness and fun. The event will soon welcome bikers, walkers and skateboarders to enjoy the streets of Green Bay without the worry of traffic.

  • 7/1/2016

    Choose Vitamins Wisely to Avoid Waste

    Importance of Vitamins Aurora BayCare Medical Center Pharmacy Polly Anderson, pharmacy supervisor at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, said some store grade vitamins contain only about 20 percent of the vitamin specified on the label.

  • 7/1/2016

    Hospital Teams Up with Area Youth Baseball

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center For the sixth consecutive season, the Green Bay Bullfrogs have partnered with Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine to provide area youth with unique and developmental baseball experiences. Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine are the official healthcare and sports medicine providers for the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Bullfrogs and Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine will host a free baseball clinic for kids ages 5 through 15.

  • 6/30/2016

    Heel Fracture Heals Quicker Through Rare Approach

    Dr. Michael Schnaubelt Heel Repair Aurora BayCare Medical Center In one of the "scariest moments" of his life, Josh Toneys was diagnosed with a severe heel fracture that could leave him disabled. Taking a rare and minimally invasive approach, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Schnaubelt was able to fully repair Josh's heel.

  • 6/29/2016

    New Run for All Ages in NE Wisconsin

    Dairyland Mile Interview with Nick Olsen Aurora BayCare Medical Center The Dairyland Mile, sponsored by Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine and Scheels, is a new run in northeast Wisconsin geared toward all ages. The race is just one mile and aims to bring back "America's distance."

  • 6/28/2016

    Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic

    MDCC Paula Lemke and Dr. Peter Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center When you're fighting cancer, you have many specialists to go to with lots of different doctor appointments. The Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center uses the team approach where you can meet with all your doctors in one place at the same time.

  • 6/24/2016

    Recovered Runner Brings Back the Mile

    Katelyn Peterson Knee Injury Aurora BayCare Medical Center After 3 devastating injuries, Katelyn Peterson will run the Dairyland Mile, after going through orthopedic surgery with Dr. Jon Henry, a running analysis, therapy and rehab all at Aurora BayCare.

  • 6/20/2016

    Lombardi Walk Exceeds Fundraising Goals

    Walk to Tackle Cancer Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Nancy Davis and Rachel Rupnik The second annual Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer was held on June 18th at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, raising over $30,000 for cancer research in Brown County.

  • 6/18/2016

    Aurora BayCare Toughman Wisconsin

    Toughman Aurora BayCare Medical Center The Aurora BayCare Toughman Wisconsin took place on Saturday June 18. A photo series was published on the Appleton Post-Crescent website detailing the tough participants who swam, ran and biked to the finish line.

  • 6/18/2016

    Successful 2nd Year for Lombardi Walk

    Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic Walk to Tackle Cancer Aurora BayCare Medical Center Aurora Baycare and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation surpassed their goal, raising over $32,000 on Saturday.

  • 6/15/2016

    Test Maximizes Your Running Performance

    Dairyland Mile Health Watch Aurora BayCare Medical Center After an ACL, MCL and meniscus tear, avid runner Katelyn Peterson thought she'd be lucky if she ever walked again, much less ran. With the help of her orthopedic surgeon and personal trainer Joe Woldt, Katelyn is back running again and more efficiently than ever after a special running analysis.

  • 6/9/2016

    Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer

    Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic Patel Pastor Joy is now 10 years cancer free- and plans on taking part in the walk, "I think this walk for me is to celebrate the staff here at the Vince Lombardi BayCare for all their faithful care of not only me but of so many patients. We have a lot of work to do to keep on this journey of finding a cure for cancer," said Joy.

  • 6/6/2016

    What Every Guy Needs to Know About Staying Heart Healthy

    Dr. William Witmer Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. William Witmer, interventional cardiologist, discusses what aspects of men's heart health they can control to keep a healthy heart.

  • 6/2/2016

    Mom Saves Son Having Stroke

    Interventional Neurology Dr. Ziad Darkhabani Aurora BayCare Medical Center Robert Greene is all smiles whenever he visits Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, an Aurora BayCare stroke and interventional neurologist.

  • 6/2/2016

    Rotator Cuff Repair

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan Rotator Cuff Aurora BayCare Medical Center Mike Mason had a rotator cuff tear- and didn't know it for more than a year. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shawn Hennigan explains these injuries and discusses an upcoming free seminar for those suffering from shoulder arthritis.

  • 5/26/2016

    At Home Health Screening Tests Put to the Test

    Weslow Heart Health Aurora BayCare Medical Center Home health screening kits are a multi-billion dollar industry and every year more and more Americans rely on the do it yourself medical kits than a doctor's opinion. But are they accurate and are they really worth the money?

  • 5/25/2016

    Stroke Support Group

    Stroke Support Group Aurora BayCare Medical Center Mitzi Kenneke loves mingling at the Stroke Support group at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, "Just meeting with that group it just gets you going again," said Mitzi Kenneke, stroke survivor.

  • 5/24/2016

    Genetic Testing and Personalized Medicine

    Dr. Peter Johnson Womens Health Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Peter Johnson, a gynecologic surgeon and a genetic testing and personalized medicine advocate discusses how personalized medicine tailors medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient to improve patient experience and outcomes.

  • 5/18/2016

    Students Shadowing ER Doctors

    ER Doctor Ryan Murphy Aurora BayCare Medical Center NWTC paramedic student Andy Lohman is learning first hand how doctors assess and treat a patient once they hit Aurora BayCare Medical Center's emergency room- which is a level two trauma center.

  • 5/12/2016

    Does Swaddling Babies Raise SIDS Risk?

    Pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno Aurora BayCare Medical Center If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests. Pediatrician Dr. Donald Beno explains what can happen when babies are swaddled.

  • 5/12/2016

    NWTC Students Donate Coloring Books to Children

    As their final project before graduation, students studying print and design at NWTC donated more than 9,000 coloring books to children at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 5/5/2016

    Training for the Aurora BayCare Triathlon

    Christian Cottingham is training for her first triathlon, the Aurora BayCare triathlon, taking place on May 29th. Personal trainer Junius Ho discusses personal and group training.

  • 5/3/2016

    All About Stroke

    Interventional Neurology Dr. Ziad Darkhabani Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Ziad Darkhabani is an interventional neurologist with Aurora BayCare. He stopped by “Wisconsin Tonight” to discuss stroke. It’s the fifth-leading cause of death, claiming about 130,000 American lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about one of every 20 deaths. So Stroke Month is indeed a necessary observation for educating the public about all things stroke.

  • 5/2/2016

    Organ Donation Saves Life

    Organ Donation at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Michelle Tngley was told she had 3-6 months to live. That was three and a half years ago, thanks to a liver transplant at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in collaboration with Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center in Milwaukee, gastroenterologist Dr. Bosco explains.

  • 4/26/2016

    Better Living During Serious Illnesses

    Palliative Care Dr. Peter Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Peter Johnson is a gynecologic oncologist and palliative care expert. He visited “Wisconsin Tonight” to encourage everyone to have a conversation about palliative care with loved ones.

  • 4/26/2016

    Fertility and Your Age

    Fertility Treatment Options at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Frank Wittmaack was included in a You Magazine story about fertility and how a woman’s age can impact her chances of getting pregnant.

  • 4/22/2016

    Casting with Kids

    Limoni Casting With Kids "Kids will be able to touch the materials and talk about how it works and what it does. And if they've never had a cast put on they will be able to put a cast on themselves or have one put on to see what it feels like," said Dr. Limoni, orthopedic surgeon.

  • 4/20/2016

    6th Graders Learn CPR

    Vogel CPR Training Emergency medicine physician Dr. Vogel is teaching sixth graders a new way to do CPR that doesn't require mouth-to-mouth.

  • 4/14/2016

    Healing with Harp Therapy

    Harp Therapy Aurora BayCare Medical Center Being sick and in the hospital can be very stressful even scary for some people. Aurora BayCare Medical Center is using the healing power of harp music to brighten patient's spirits.

  • 4/14/2016

    Some with Lower Risk Cancers Take Wait and See Approach

    active surveillance Dr. Owens was featured in an article regarding active surveillance--frequent blood tests and biopsies to see if a cancer becomes aggressive before surgically removing it.

  • 4/14/2016

    Understanding Radial Artery Catheterization

    Cardiology at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Scott Weslow, an interventional cardiologist with Aurora BayCare, joined us on “Wisconsin Tonight” to talk about radial artery catheterization.

  • 4/5/2016

    Diabetic Nutrition Education

    Diabetic Nutrition Aurora BayCare Medical Center Diabetic educator and dietitian Dr. Ruebbelke explains the benefits of attending diabetic nutrition education classes—benefits that patient Suzie Roberts has experienced first hand.

  • 3/18/2016

    Colorectal Cancer: Listen to Your Body

    Dr. Erik Johnson at Aurora BayCare Medical Center At just 33, Andy Barta was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer. Dr. Erik Johnson tells us what symptoms to watch for when our bodies try to warn us.

  • 3/15/2016

    Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Newscaster with Aurora BayCare Medical Center Doctor Colorectal and general surgeon Dr. Erik Johnson stopped by NBC-26 to help bring up a topic most people don't want to discuss: getting a colonoscopy. It is an effective preventive measure that could help detect a common form of cancer, colon cancer.

  • 3/9/2016

    Babies Born Addicted to Opiates Rises

    Dr. Candy Allenbrand at Aurora BayCare Medical Center The number of babies born addicted to heroin and other opiates is growing in Wisconsin. Dr. Candy Allenbrand discusses the nationwide epidemic that she has witnessed firsthand in the Aurora BayCare NICU.

  • 3/4/2016

    Dress in Blue Day

    Dr. John Bosco News Aurora BayCare Medical Center "Dress In Blue Day" is the colon cancer community's day to unite for a future free of colon cancer. Dr. John Bosco, gastroenterologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, joined FOX 11's Pete Petoniak to talk about the day and it's mission.

  • 3/2/2016

    Green Bay Gamblers Deliver Teddy Bears to Aurora BayCare

    Teddy Bear Toss at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Players and staff from the Green Bay Gamblers took to the floor instead of the ice to make a difference in the community. They delivered bears collected from Saturday night's 17th annual Teddy Bear Toss to children at the Aurora Baycare Medical Center.

  • 3/1/2016

    Takeaways from Heart Month

    Dr. Francis G. Wolf Wisconsin Tonight Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Francis G. Wolf, a cardiologist with Aurora BayCare Cardiology, stopped by “Wisconsin Tonight” to talk about some important takeaways as we wrap up heart month. With all the heart advice we’ve been given this month, what’s the big takeaway?

  • 2/23/2016

    Recognizing and Avoiding Stroke

    Wisconsin Tonight featuring Aurora BayCare Medical Center Doctor A stroke is a "brain attack." Much like a heart attack, stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Interventional neurologist Dr. Ziad Darkhabani explains how you can recognize a stroke in others and take steps to avoid having one yourself.

  • 2/17/2016

    Little Known Test Detects Heart Problems

    Cardiology Heart Health Aurora BayCare Medical Center As an interventional cardiologist at Aurora BayCare, Dr. Scott Weslow is used to treating a patient, not being one. But for the sake of raising awareness of heart disease and risk of heart attack, he’s undergoing a Calcium Score CT Scan.

  • 2/16/2016

    Get Ready for Teddies

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Teddy Bear Toss Save the date! The annual Teddy Bear Toss is on it's way. Have your teddies ready to toss on February 27th.

  • 2/11/2016

    Surprising Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

    Women's Heart Health Aurora BayCare Medical Center Tammy Thielbar wasn't sure why she was experiencing back pain and a burning in her shoulders. Cardiologist Dr. Schmidt explains the unique symptoms a woman's heart attack can present.

  • 2/3/2016

    Self Rooming Doctor Office

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Children's Health Center WBAY explores the benefits of the first self-rooming children's clinic in Wisconsin, which includes higher privacy and less germs, Aurora BayCare pediatrician Dr. Beno explains.

  • 2/1/2016

    Doctors Weigh in on Child Organ Donation

    One of the children who died in Tuesday night's fire in Sheboygan Falls is helping save other lives. A post this morning online indicated that 10-year-old Benjamin Martin who was declared dead yesterday, had five of his organs donated to save others.

  • 1/28/2016

    Life Changing Total Ankle Replacement

    Dr. Brandon Scharer Orthopedics Ankle Replacement at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Suffering daily from ankle pain, Barb Kell acted on a newspaper ad she saw for foot & ankle surgeon Dr. Scharer, which offered total ankle replacement, a rare but "life-changing" specialty in our area.

  • 1/21/2016

    Spinal Cord Stroke at 30

    Dr. James Napier Stroke Care at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Young woman Rachel Muench experienced a rare spinal cord stroke. Neurologist Dr. James Napier explains how and why these can happen.

  • 1/19/2016

    Red Smith Students Make Hats for Newborns

    Red Smith Hats Some area middle schoolers are using their knowledge of knitting to make a difference. Seventh and eighth graders at Red Smith School in Green Bay formed a knitting club to help newborns stay warm. The students knit 25 hats to support the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program.

  • 1/11/2016

    Expanded Pediatric Care Options

    Donald Beno Children's Health at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Donald Beno, a pediatrician at Aurora BayCare, said the collaboration will spare Northeastern Wisconsin families frequent trips to Milwaukee or Madison for pediatric specialty care. He said a collaboration between Aurora and UW Health makes sense because of the relatively small number of children that need these services and physicians that specialize in them.

  • 1/6/2016

    Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Sandy Lindsmeyer Bariatric Surgery at Aurora BayCare Medical Center When Sandy Linsmeyer reached 242 lbs., she saw bariatric surgeon Dr. Daniel McKenna who performed bariatric surgery. Immediately, the procedure lowered Sandy's high blood pressure, cured her diabetes and acid reflux, and two months later, left her 40 lbs. lighter.

  • 12/14/2015

    Heart Health Benefits of Wine

    Dr. Scott Weslow Cardiology at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Scott Weslow discusses the heart health benefits of a glass of wine with dinner.

  • 12/9/2015

    Shedding Pounds for Good

    Ladies Eighty-five pounds lighter, Denise Barnes shares how she lost weight and has been able to keep it off. Denise's personal trainer Regan Kust discusses the commitment required to do personal training and the amazing benefits people will experience when they decide to make that commitment.

  • 12/8/2015

    Wisconsin Adult Smoking Rate Drops to Record Low

    cigarettes Aurora BayCare’s Dr. James Offord was included in a story about the adult smoking rate hitting a record low.

  • 12/2/2015

    Back in Action with Anterior Hip Replacement

    X-ray at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Gary Hagberg received two new hips at once when Dr. Schnaubelt performed anterior hip replacement surgery on him, a procedure that guarantees less pain and faster recovery than traditional hip replacement. Gary felt better within days and is now back to golfing, among other active hobbies, with no hip pain

  • 12/1/2015

    New Technology Saves Time to Save Lives

    Emergency and Urgent Care Aurora BayCare Medical Center Cardiologist Dr. Weslow talks about the new technology in ambulances that allows cardiologists to receive and read EKGs of incoming heart attack patients while in transit to the ER, saving precious minutes of time.

  • 11/23/2015

    Bringing Advanced Care to Rural Communities

    Villard Aurora BayCare Medical Center Hope Villiard is a local medical student taking part in WARM, a program designed by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to address the shortage of doctors in rural communities. Aurora BayCare Medical Center Director of Medical Education Dr. Richard Ludgin explains how students like Hope are trained in real-life settings to prepare them for providing health care in small communities.

  • 11/18/2015

    Teamwork in the Hybrid OR

    Dr. Cynthia Geocaris at Aurora BayCare Medical Center John Piper became pain-free being treated for peripheral arterial disease by interventional cardiologist Dr. Weslow and general surgeon Dr. Geocaris in the hybrid operating room. Because he had two procedures done at once, this meant a lower cost, one-time anesthesia, and faster recovery.

  • 11/12/2015

    A Cancer Survivor in Twelve Days

     Dr. Peter Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Thomas Gallagher diagnosed Bridgette Moroney with endometrial cancer, the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. Dr. Peter Johnson was able to remove the cancer 12 days later with robotic surgery, eliminating the need for Bridgette to have chemotherapy or radiation.

  • 11/12/2015

    Doctors and Police Warn of Extremely Low Temps

    doctor Dr. Ryan Murphy of the Aurora Baycare Medical Center says “Alcohol impedes our bodies ability to recognize our body getting cold” and also that “when you consume alcohol you may not have the ability to shiver to stay warm.”

  • 10/13/2015

    Connecting with the Breast Cancer Support Group

     Tracy Klug Breast Cancer Survivor Aurora BayCare Medical Center Breast cancer survivor Tracy Klug shares how Aurora BayCare's breast cancer support group has helped her from diagnosis through recovery. Cancer Nurse Navigator Diane Haszel explains how the group gives fighters, survivors, family and friends a chance to connect with others experiencing similar things.

  • 10/7/2015

    Treating Breast Cancer with Less Radiation

    Dr. William Owens Aurora BayCare Medical Center Consultation When Georgia Benney was diagnosed with breast cancer, Dr. William Owens shared a new treatment option with her called intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Eager to try an alternative treatment that promised less radiation, less side effects and a shorter treatment period, Georgia jumped at the chance.

  • 9/30/2015

    Join Us at the 7th Annual Spooky Sprint

    Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint Participants Dr. Brandon Rucker discusses the importance of keeping your family active for their health as childhood obesity concerns grow in the United States. The 7th annual Spooky Sprint at Aurora BayCare is a great opportunity to get your family out for some fun physical activity. Don't forget your costumes!

  • 9/23/2015

    Bariatric Surgery Changes Lives

    Holly Husting Weight Loss Goal Aurora BayCare Medical Center We catch up with bariatric surgeon Dr. McKenna and Holly Husting, who has lost over sixty pounds since surgery and now feels "like a million dollars." Dr. McKenna talks about how bariatric surgery can add up to five years onto your life, reducing or eliminating conditions like type 2 diabetes.

  • 9/17/2015

    Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis

    Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Aurora BayCare Medical Center The annual Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk will be held September 19th at 11am. Dr. Mitchell Manthey explains the diseases and shares how important it is to raise funds to find a cure. We hear from local woman Mary Stoeger as she talks about her experience living with Crohn's disease for over twenty years.

  • 9/8/2015

    Learning to Walk Again

    Michael Fentress Aurora BayCare Medical Center Michael Fentress talks about his experience working with Dr. DeVries and Dr. DeNamur as they worked together to rebuild his crushed foot and leg.

  • 8/23/2015

    Celebrating Miracle Babies

    In Vitro Fertilization baby at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Joe and Liz Koss are the proud parents of 5-month-old twins that may not have happened without Dr. Frank Wittmaack's help. These babies, like many others, are miracles conceived through IVF.

  • 8/12/2015

    The ABCs of Skin Cancer

    Dr. Elizabeth O'Connor Aurora BayCare Medical Center Patient Meredith Shefchik shares her experience with a malignant melanoma and Dr. Elizabeth O'Connor explains the mole ABCs, a mole's telltale signs for skin cancer.

  • 8/12/2015

    Vaccinations Pick Up as School Approaches

    Vaccination Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Donald Beno reminds us why vaccinations are important in protecting our children's health and the health of their fellow classmates.

  • 8/5/2015

    Colonoscopies Save Lives

    Dr. Erik Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center Cancer survivor Frances Feldhausen shares her experience with cancer and Dr. Erik Johnson explains the importance of getting a colonoscopy in early cancer prevention.

  • 8/3/2015

    Raising Awareness for Colon Cancer

    Dr. Erik Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Erik Johnson talks about Green Bay's first ever "Get Your Rear in Gear" 5K run/walk to raise awareness for colon cancer. He reminds us that a screening can entirely prevent colon cancer.

  • 7/29/2015

    Get Your Rear in Gear

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Get Your Rear In Gear Dr. Erik Johnson explains the importance of a colonoscopy to prevent colon cancer and personal trainer Amanda Riesenberg talks about incremental strength training when preparing for a race as the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k approaches.

  • 7/15/2015

    Rosie the Therapy Horse Warms Hearts

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Pet Therapy Miniature Horse As part of the pet therapy program, Rosie the miniature horse visits patients weekly to bring smiles and laughs to those in tough times.

  • 7/15/2015

    Sunscreen Can Save Your Live

    Sunscreen Melanoma survivor Janelle Klubertanz talks about the dangers of tanning and her experience with skin cancer. Dr. Steve Schmidt emphasizes the importance of using sunscreen and covering up when dealing with long periods of exposure to the sun.

  • 7/9/2015

    Bike Helmets Prevent Injuries

    Bicyclist Aurora BayCare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine With Aurora BayCare Open Streets this Saturday, Dr. Harrison discusses the importance of wearing a bike helmet and shares his own experience being protected by a helmet during a dangerous accident.

  • 7/8/2015

    Bike Helmet Fitting with Open Streets

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets Interview Helmet Technician Jim Wiegand demonstrates proper bike helmet fitting technique and Event Coordinator Nick Olsen describes some of the fun activity zones for the upcoming Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay.

  • 7/6/2015

    Bike Helmet Safety at Open Streets

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets Helmet Safety Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Harrison and Randy Bailey from Stadium Bike discuss bike helmet safety as Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay approaches.

  • 7/1/2015

    Open Streets Green Bay 2015

    Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay 2015 The 2015 Aurora BayCare Open Streets event will take place July 11th. Enjoy food and fitness activities from 10-2, all for free!

  • 6/28/2015

    Open Streets Packed with Activities this Year

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Open Streets Aurora BayCare's Nick Olsen describes some of the new and awesome events occuring this year at Open Streets Green Bay on July 11th.

  • 6/25/2015

    The Simplicity and Convenience of Lyric Hearing Aids

    Lyric Hearing Aids Aurora BayCare Medical Center Businessman Patrick Wall talks about his struggle with hearing loss and how the Lyric hearing aid has transformed his life. Audiologist Dr. Jessie Grzeca explains the convenience and simplicity of the first 100% invisible hearing aid.

  • 6/17/2015

    Walk Raises Funds for Local Cancer Research

    Lombardi Cancer Walk Aurora BayCare Medical Center The Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer on June 20th, 2015, will raise money for local cancer research. Dr. Patel and cancer fighter Jennifer Fuss share how this benefits cancer care in our community.

  • 5/17/2015

    Children and the Dangers of Energy Drinks

    Energy Drinks Dr. Donald Beno weighs in on the harmful effects energy drinks can have on children.

  • 5/17/2015

    NWTC Students Deliver Coloring Books to Children

    NWTC student NWTC students designed 6,000 coloring books that they hand-delivered to children at the hospital.

  • 5/17/2015

    The Power of Group Training

    NWTC student NWTC students designed 6,000 coloring books that they hand-delivered to children at the hospital.

  • 5/13/2015

    Dehydration and Overhydration

    Gatorade Physical therapist Dan Reznichek talks about the importance of staying properly hydrated to avoid dehydration and overhydration.

  • 4/30/2015

    Myths of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    Frank and Wilkins Dr. Wilkins, anti-aging specialist, debunks the myths about testosterone replacement therapy and local celebrity Frank Hermans talks about how the therapy helped him get his energy back.

  • 4/29/2015

    Simple Tests Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

    Peter Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Peter Johnson, gynecologic oncologist, explains the importance of HPV and PAP testing to prevent cervical cancer.

  • 4/29/2015

    Too Much Screen Time

    iphone Most teens spend an average of seven hours per day looking at some type of screen. Dr. Donald Beno, pediatrician, discusses the negative effects of too much screen time.

  • 4/22/2015

    Becoming a Family with IVF

    Dr. Frank Wittmaack Aurora BayCare Medical Center Health Watch Unable to conceive naturally, Brittney Lytvyniuk visits reproductive specialist Dr. Frank Wittmaack, who helps her to a successful pregnancy through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

  • 4/15/2015

    One Simple Procedure to Stop Problem Periods

    Dr. Kelly Malloy Aurora BayCare Medical Center Health Watch Lynette Bastian suffers from heavy bleeding and sees Dr. Kelly Malloy for a minimally invasive procedure to stop her bleeding.

  • 4/9/2015

    Prepping for Race Season

    Health and Fitness Aurora BayCare Orthopedic and Sports Medicine As warm weather approaches, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine physical therapist Joe Woldt shares tips on how to prepare for upcoming races.

  • 4/7/2015

    Angelina Jolie's Choice to Remove Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes

    Dr. Peter Johnson Aurora BayCare Medical Center Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Peter Johnson discusses Angelina Jolie’s bold decision to have preventative surgery, removing her ovaries and fallopian tubes.

  • 4/6/2015

    Hobbies as Exercise for Your Brain

    Aspire to your health Dr. Kenneth Zaremski discusses how keeping hobbies, indoor and outdoor, help your brain stay active.

  • 3/25/2015

    Colon Cancer Prevention

    Dr. Erik Johnson at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Erik Johnson diagnoses local man Rich Bierman with colon cancer and discusses methods of prevention.

  • 3/18/2015

    Risks of Preventative Aspirin

    Dr. Scott Weslow at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Cardiologist Dr. Scott Weslow was featured on NBC 26’s Wisconsin Tonight news show where he discussed recent news about warnings against non-heart attack patients using aspirin as a preventative measure.

  • 3/17/2015

    Local Dial-In Program Discusses Teens and Prescription Drugs

    Dr. Jane Witman at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Jane Witman was featured on Teen Connection: "Teens and Prescription Drugs."

  • 3/10/2015

    Colonoscopies Prevent Cancer

    Dr. Cristescu Aurora BayCare Medical Center Dr. Cristescu discusses colonoscopies to prevent cancer after Kari Hagenow is unexpectedly diagnosed with stage two colon cancer.

  • 3/4/2015

    Daylight Savings Reminds Us To Get More Rest

    Clock face Dr. Beno discusses how Daylight Saving Time affects your sleep habits and what you can do to prepare your family.

  • 2/25/2015

    Heart Advice from Cardiologist Dr. Witmer

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center News February Heart Month is a time to think about taking care of your ticker. Heart disease claims more lives than any other disease in the United States. Dr. William Witmer of Aurora BayCare Cardiology sat down with Rachel Manek to talk about how big a problem heart disease is in Northeast Wisconsin.

  • 2/22/2015

    Luxemburg Man Receives A Life-Changing Surgery

          Luxemburg Man A Luxemburg family is sharing their story after more than a decade of medical ups and downs. It all started when Dalen Jauquet fell off a roof and was paralyzed.

  • 2/20/2015

    Superbowl of Safety Helps Kids Spot Household Dangers Whether it's walking, running, bike riding or eating candy, all things kids love to do, there's the potential for accidents.

  • 2/19/2015

    Knowing Women's Heart Attack Symptoms

    Cardiology at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Heart attack survivor Debbie Schlise shares the unique symptoms she experienced while having a heart attack. Dr. Weslow explains how heart attack symptoms differ in men and women and what to watch for.

  • 2/16/2015

    Local Women Stays Active with Cardiac Rehab

    Personal Training at Aurora BayCare Medical Center After having open heart surgery, Sandy Bain is able to continue living her active lifestyle with confidence by participating in the cardiac rehab program.

  • 2/3/2015

    Launching the Patient Navigator Program

    heart monitor Dr. Weslow discusses launching the American College of Cardiology's Patient Navigator Program, which aims to reduce the amount of heart failure patient readmissions, an issue that costs billions nationally.

  • 2/2/2015

    Green Bay Gamblers Give out Teddy Bears to Side Kicks

    Teddy Bear Toss at Aurora BayCare Medical Center The Green Bay Gamblers are giving out teddy bears as part of their annual teddy bear toss for children at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

  • 1/29/2015

    Flu Season Hitting Hard This Year

    stethoscope Aurora BayCare Pediatrician Dr. Beno was included in a story about this year’s flu season. Dr. Beno provided tips for parents on what to do if their children get the flu. The segment aired during the 5 pm newscast, which averages 29,261 viewers and also ran online, averaging 1,412 views daily.

  • 1/22/2015

    Aurora VP Named to MCW-Green Bay Community Advisory Board

    The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) named J. Richard Ludgin, MD, JD, to its community advisory board for MCW-Green Bay. Dr. Ludgin is vice president of medical affairs at Aurora BayCare. The board will assist in developing and implementing MCW’s planned regional campus in Green Bay.

  • 1/22/2015

    Less Pain, Faster Recovery and Less Scarring with Single Site Robotic Surgery

    Health Watch Logo Dr. Cynthia Geocaris explains the benefits of single site robotic surgery, particularly for gallbladder removals. Mary Lovell shares her experience with single site robotic surgery, including her fast recovery and minimal scarring.

  • 1/18/2015

    Before Medication, Consider Physical Therapy for Incontinence

    Health Watch Logo When it comes to treating incontinence, there may be more options than you think. Lindi Magnuson, Physical Therapist, shares her insight on incontinence therapy, which demonstrated up to a 75% improvement in patients within six visits.

  • 1/3/2015

    Staying Fit in the New Year

    vegetables Aurora BayCare Certified Personal Trainer Amanda Zeamer appeared in a live, in studio segment on Sunday, January 4 to share tips on how to get fit and healthy in the New Year. She was also interviewed for a 10 pm story that aired last night.

  • 12/30/2014

    Flu Season Reaches Epidemic Level

    stethoscope Aurora BayCare Medical Center ED Physician Dr. Jemma Lewis and Internal Medicine Physician Dr. Ashwani Bhatia are featured in a story about the busy flu season and what the public can do to prevent the spread of flu.

  • 12/26/2014

    Aurora BayCare Physical Therapist Mentioned in Press Gazette's Business Briefcase Aurora BayCare Physical Therapist Lindi Magnuson is mentioned in the Press Gazette’s Business Briefcase for presenting at the International Continence Society’s annual meeting in October.

  • 12/23/2014

    Making a Difference in 2014

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Pet Therapy Miniature Horse Aurora BayCare’s pet therapy program was included in a segment “Making a Difference: a Year in Review” highlighting various ‘making a difference’ stories that were featured throughout the year.

  • 12/18/2014

    Doctors Give Area Man New Lease on Life

     Dr. Mendoza Aurora BayCare Medical Center Aurora BayCare Pulmonologist Dr. Mendoza and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Roitstein were featured in a segment on WLUK-TV featuring a quadriplegic patient of theirs that now has phrenic nerve pacer, allowing him to breath off of a ventilator.

  • 11/30/2014

    Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5k

    Health Watch Logo After diagnosing patient Quinn Ross with osteoarthritis, Dr. Jon Henry discusses the importance of treatment to stay active throughout your lifetime and participation in active events like The Jingle Bell Run/Walk, whose proceeds are donated to the Arthritis Foundation.

  • 11/6/2014

    Hip Arthroscopy

    Health Watch Logo After hearing from multiple doctors that there was “nothing wrong,” Rachel Edwards was diagnosed with a labral tear by Dr. Jon Henry, Green Bay orthopedic surgeon. Henry was the first surgeon in the region to perform hip arthroscopy.

  • 11/2/2014

    IORT - Radiation Option for Breast Cancer

    Health Watch Logo Innovative breast cancer treatment, Intraoperative Radiation Therapy, is able to deliver a single concentrated dose of radiation instead of 5 1/2 weeks’ worth of radiation therapy. Aurora BayCare is currently participating in clinical trials with the treatment to help breast cancer patients.

  • 10/26/2014

    Spooky Sprint - Couch to 5K

    Health Watch Logo The Spooky Sprint is back! Whether you do a 1 mile, 5k or 10k, expect to see giveaways, fun fitness activities, and trick-or-treating for kids along the way. Money raised is donated to the YMCA Live Strong program for adult cancer survivors.

  • 10/20/2014

    Breast Cancer Support Group

    Health Watch Logo Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Anne Karjala-Dobbins discusses her success with the breast cancer support groups that brought her hope and comfort during hard times. Knowing how important having support is, Karjala-Dobbins created an intimate, small support group in addition to the large support group for survivors, families, and friends.

  • 10/16/2014

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    Health Watch Logo Dr. Cynthia Geocaris says finding breast cancer early is the key through regular mammograms and breast self-exams. Dr. Geocaris’ patient Lynn Miller shares her story of discovering a lump while performing a breast self-exam.

  • 10/12/2014

    Surviving Breast Cancer

    Health Watch Logo Breast cancer survivor Anne Karjala-Dobbins speaks about her feelings after going through chemo and radiation. Dr. William Owens, director of breast services, discusses the creation of a breast cancer support group to provide comfort to those touched by cancer.

  • 9/7/2014

    Aurora Expert Sheds Light on 'Silent Killer'

    Health Watch Logo You may be surprised to learn that ovarian cancer takes more lives than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. A local gynecologic oncologist discusses the signs and symptoms of this “silent killer,” and shares one woman’s success story in overcoming this disease.

  • 8/28/2014

    Real-life Simulators Help Train Health Care Personnel

    Health Watch Logo Aurora BayCare uses simulation technology to enhance staff training. “Sim-Man” and “Sim-Baby” are life-like patient simulators that allow medical personnel to safely practice high-risk clinical events. These high-tech simulators feature “real-life” reactions, including answering questions and producing physical responses generated during actual medical crises.

  • 8/25/2014

    Orthopedic Surgeon Shares Insights on Bicep Tendon Injuries

    Dr. Shawn Hennigan Aurora BayCare Medical Center Aurora orthopedic surgeon Shawn Hennigan, MD, shares insights on bicep tendon injuries.According to Dr. Hennigan, these injuries are quite common and may require significant recovery time, depending on severity.

  • 7/30/2014

    Heart patients enjoy exercise, friendship with Cardiac Coffee Club

    Health Watch Logo Sticking with an exercise routine isn’t easy for anyone. But for recovering heart patients, it can be lifesaving. The Cardiac Coffee Club at Aurora BayCare offers cardiac patients friendship and fun as incentives to keep exercising — all under the watchful eye of trained cardiac staff.

  • 7/27/2014

    Equine 'Rosie' is Special Friend to Many at Aurora BayCare

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center Pet Therapy Miniature Horse A beautiful miniature horse named Rosie is probably the most recognized and beloved member of the Pet Therapy Program at Aurora BayCare. Once a week Rosie and her owner Sue Binsfeld visit the hospital, bringing unbridled joy to patients, visitors and staff alike.

  • 7/23/2014

    Patients (and Surgeons) Benefit from Robotic Technology

    Health Watch Logo Gynecologist Stephen Sehring, MD, details the benefits of robotically-assisted laproscopic surgery for hysterectomy patients. He cites benefits such as smaller incisions, less scarring and quicker recovery for patients, along with improved vision and precision for their surgeons.

  • 7/2/2014

    Don't Spoil Your July 4th Fun... Be Safe!

    firework Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our country’s independence… it’s a day filled with food, family and fun. Don’t spoil your July 4th holiday celebration with an unexpected trip to the hospital emergency room. Here’s important information to keep you safe this holiday.

  • 6/18/2014

    Learning to Live 'Normally' with Crohn's Disease

    Health Watch Logo Aurora BayCare Medical Center Listen to a young woman’s story living with Crohn’s Disease – an inflammatory bowel disease leading to severe abdominal pain and diarrhea. Learn how advanced treatment options are allowing her to live a normal life, even though the disease has no cure.

  • 6/18/2014

    Teamed for Success - Patients and Providers Tackle Crohn's Disease Together

    Woman with Crohn’s Disease Interview Aurora BayCare Medical Center Advanced treatment options offered at Aurora BayCare are helping an area woman to live better with Crohn’s Disease. A combination of treatments and teaming up with her health care providers has been key to this woman’s improvement while living with this disease.

  • 6/15/2014

    'Cool' New Technology Helps Stop Atrial Flutter

    Aurora BayCare Medical Center electrophysiologist Hear an Aurora BayCare electrophysiologist describe how the ThermoCool Catheter is used to help patients suffering from an abnormal heartbeat called atrial flutter. This condition can cause stroke or even heart failure. Aurora BayCare was the first hospital in Wisconsin to employ this new technology.

  • 6/15/2014

    Migraine Headache Pain and Wrinkles? Botox May Help Both

    Health Watch Aurora BayCare Medical Center Today, a popular cosmetic treatment is giving some people their lives back, when used as an innovative option for treating chronic migraine headaches. In theory, Botox may block the chemicals that generate pain messages, thereby limiting the cascading events that typically trigger migraine headaches.

  • 5/8/2014

    Nurse Offers Compassion and Skills to African Patients

    An Aurora BayCare nurse spent four months volunteering in Africa on the world’s largest charity hospital ship, treating patients from the Congo needing surgery. Brittany Wiesman, RN, gained as much from her patients as they received from her during this life-changing experience.

  • 5/7/2014

    HealthWatch: Kidney Stones

    Urologist Vannhu Nguyen, MD Aurora BayCare Medical Center Treatment options, including shock wave therapy, and having a preventive plan of action are helping one patient deal with recurring kidney stones. Urologist Vannhu Nguyen, MD, explains how kidney stones form and how they can be treated and hopefully prevented with lifestyle and dietary changes.

  • 2/25/2014

    Screening Can Detect Deadly Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Interventional cardiologist Steven Winslow, MD, explains the importance of screening and the use of an endo vascular stent graft to repair a potentially deadly weakness in the aorta. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a predominantly male disease, with smokers or ex-smokers at higher risk.

  • 2/18/2014

    A-fib Increases Risk of Stroke Up to 50 Percent

    Atrial Fibrillation is abnormal electrical activity that causes irregular heartbeats in the upper chambers of the heart. Two cardiovascular disease specialists shed light on how a heart ablation procedure works to treat this condition and how “A-fib” may cause a stroke if not properly treated.

  • 2/11/2014

    Heart Health Reminder: Minutes Matter with Heart Blood Clots

    Dave Mariucci is one lucky man. This active outdoorsman developed sudden cardiac symptoms and sought immediate medical treatment. Three main arteries in his heart were blocked with blood clots. Dave was successfully treated at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Prompt treatment probably saved his life.

  • 2/4/2014

    Silent Heart Attacks and Flu Can Damage the Heart

    John Sage is fortunate to be alive sharing his story. His influenza had progressed into pneumonia and he developed congestive heart failure as a complication. John needed triple bypass surgery and received a pacemaker and a defibrillator to shock his heart, if ever needed.

  • 1/26/2014

    Gambler Players Show Pediatric Patients a Softer Side

    Teddy Bear Toss at Aurora BayCare Medical Center Keeping a warm and fuzzy tradition alive that began some 15 years ago, players from the Green Bay Gamblers collected 6,500 stuffed bears from generous hockey fans to share with pediatric patients at hospitals in the Green Bay area.

  • 1/16/2014

    Northeastern Wisconsin Hard Hit with Flu This Year

    Northeastern Wisconsin is facing a high rate of flu-like illnesses this season, and the bugs are affecting more young and middle-aged adults than usual, health professionals say.

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    Spooky Sprint 2017