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Middleton Teacher Makes an Appearance on Oprah

Middleton Teacher Makes an Appearance on Oprah

Gifted and Talented and Classroom teacher, Amy Weber was invited by Oprah to be part of her final weight loss episode and reveal her 125 pound weight loss to Oprah's viewers across the world. Amy's weightloss journey began in December of 2009 when she vowed not to indulge in any holiday-season goodies.

The episode was taped on April 27, 2011 and will air today on WISC-TV3 at 4:00 and on TVW-14 at 9:30 p.m.

Amy submitted her weight loss story online and was selected and notified prior to the taping at Harpo Studios in Chicago.

Amy admits that the whole Oprah experience was the thrill of a lifetime.  The day Amy was at Harpo for the taping, there were two segments being prepared; the final weight loss episode and Oprah's final interview with President Barack and Michelle Obama.

Oprah congratulated her weight loss guests by giveing them each a new bike and helmet so they can stay on their healthy path.

Second Annual 'Hands On Hearts' Event Provides Free Compression-Only CPR Training

Second Annual 'Hands On Hearts' Event Provides Free Compression-Only CPR Training

WISC-TV, Channel 3000.com and St. Mary's Hospital are partnering together to host a communitywide project called Hands on Hearts.

The goal of the project is to train as many people as possible in compression-only CPR. The life-saving skill can be learned in 15 minutes.

"We're investing in making our community a safer, healthier and better place to live.  This program has been proven to save lives and we're so honored to be part of it," said Colin Benedict, WISC-TV's news director.

COCPR is a hands-only technique to help those in sudden cardiac arrest.

St. Mary's President, Band Cap Off DocStar 2011

The Code Blue Band featuring Rock n' Roll with St. Mary's Dr. Frank Byrne, wrapped up the evening.

For the first time this year, DocStar was opened up to the general public and it really was quite the show.

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.

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).