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Doctors To Take Stage For Clinic Fundraiser

Doctors To Take Stage For Clinic Fundraiser

Physicians from Dean Clinic, Meriter Medical Group and St. Mary's Hospital will put down their stethoscopes and pick up microphones to perform musical acts at the fifth annual DocStar on Saturday, April 30.

For the first time this year, tickets are available to the public. All proceeds from the evening benefit the Benevolent Specialists Project Free Clinic in Middleton. 

The BSP Free Clinic is the only free clinic providing multi-specialty healthcare in Wisconsin. It is staffed by volunteer physicians and nurses and is funded solely by private gifts and donated services from Dean Clinic, Meriter, St. Mary’s Hospital, Turville Bay MRI & Radiation Oncology Center and UW Health, along with various pharmaceutical companies and laboratories.  

A silent auction featuring artwork from area physicians and others in the medical community will kick off the evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and performances at 7 p.m. 

Cupcake Drive To Raise Money For Epilepsy Research

Local company CareFusion is hosting a cupcake-selling fundraiser with the proceeds going toward seizure research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CareFusion has made medical devices for people who suffer from epilepsy for more than 50 years.

One of those devices included the EEG, which helps doctors see electrical activity generated by the brain and often helps to diagnose seizures.

"By stimulating the brain, we can find the functional areas like speech, or motor activity or sensory areas. Essentially, they want to stay away from those when they do the surgeries," said Dan Strelow, a CareFusion clinical specialist.

CareFusion is organizing a "brain lane" fundraiser at its offices to sell cupcakes and raise money.

People can drive through and pick up a cupcake and coffee for $5 at the CareFusion building on Deming Way in Middleton. The drive is on Friday, March 25 from 7 to 11 a.m.

All money will go toward epilepsy research.

Researchers Seek Volunteers For Children, Teens Migraine Study

Researchers Seek Volunteers For Children, Teens Migraine Study

The Dean Foundation will be hosting a migraine study at its Middleton location, and officials said they are currently looking for teens and children to participate.

At least 10 percent of children suffer from migraine headaches and migraines are even more common among teenagers, according to Dean officials. They said that although migraines in adolescents are not usually as severe as those suffered by adults, they can affect a child’s quality of life by causing them to miss school and other important activities. 

Symptoms of migraines can include pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting, doctors said.  There are very few FDA approved treatments for migraines in children and teenagers, but important research is currently being done on medications for the treatment of adolescent migraines. 

Middleton Blood Drive Registration Still Open

The American Red Cross will be at Middleton's St. Luke's Lutheran Church Dec. 30 for a New Years' Eve Bash blood drive.

According to the American Red Cross, hospitals in Madison are in strong need for blood types A and AB.

The blood drive will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To view available times and to schedule your donation appointment, please click here, or call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

Bedbugs Infest UW Health Administrative Building

A pest control company has had to clean and disinfect a building that houses the administrative offices for the UW Health clinics after officials reported an outbreak of bedbugs.

The administrative office, located in Middleton, has had to be partially sealed off after the outbreak was discovered.

The building doesn't handle any patient care, and no patients have been affected by the outbreak, officials said.

UW Health has identified where the insects came in and a pest control company will be coming in to handle the extermination of the bugs. The exterminators will also take a look at the whole building to make sure the insects are only in the currently identified area, officials said.

The building's workers might be kept out of the building for two weeks as crews clean up the facility.

Komen Madison Hosts 3rd Annual 'Women Rock for the Cure'

Get ready to Rock, Madison!  The Madison Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is preparing for the third annual "Women Rock for the Cure" event on Oct. 15 at restaurants and music venues around Madison.

"We are thrilled to bring this celebration to Madison for another year," said Michelle Heitzinger, executive director of the Madison Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "The people of Madison have really embraced this event, which is a great testament to the importance of breast cancer awareness."

Several area venues will have various music groups or food and beverage specials and will donate a portion of the proceeds from the evening to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The venues participating in Women Rock for the Cure include; Bach’s, Brink Lounge, Brocach Irish Pub, Club Tavern, Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, Hemingway Lounge, Inferno, Inn on the Park, The Cardinal’s Nest in Sun Prairie, The Claddagh Irish Pub and Wando’s Bar and Grill.

MedBox Success Leads To Permanent Drop Box In Middleton

Due to the success of the Middleton Police Department's MedDrop campaigns this year, the department said it will install a permanent MedDrop box in the lobby of their new building at 7341 Donna Drive.

The permanent MedDrop box at the Middleton Police Department is scheduled to be open by Nov. 1.

Middleton hosted its fourth and final MedDrop event of the year on Saturday at Middleton High School.

MedDrop allows residents to dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medicines, which keeps these medicines out of the hands of youth and protects the environment from improper disposal.  Saturday, the Middleton MedDrop location had more than 617 cars between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and collected a total of 1,334 pounds of medicine.