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Attorney John Peterson President of ADI Board of Directors

Appleton One Great Place.jpgAttorney John Peterson was recently named President of the Board of Directors for Appleton Downtown, Inc.  ADI's mission is to make Downtown Appleton a vibrant and accessible destination for business, learning, living and leisure.

Study suggests head traumas may lead to premature brain aging

A study conducted by British researchers has added new fuel to concerns that head injuries might be the source of signs of premature aging in the brains of victims, a finding that may have implications for personal injury cases in Wisconsin. The researchers examined brain scans from 99 people who had suffered traumas arising from falls, assaults and motor vehicle accidents, including scans from periods of one month to 46 years following the traumatic events. The researchers noticed that signs of inflammation and impairment appeared in some victims many years after the initial cause of the injuries.

The researchers built a computer model by comparing the scans of brain injury victims against scans taken from individuals who were known to have healthy brains. According to the researchers, the results show that persons who have survived traumatic events show signs of premature onset of brain health issues more commonly associated with aging, including the advent of dementia. They stated that they expect the model can be used as a screening method to better identify at-risk patients and intervene sooner. Doctors would be able to confront potential cases of neurodegenerative disease and prescribe courses of treatment to prevent or delay the onset of the worst symptoms associated with them.

Attorney Dan Cross Participating in Child Support Webinar

DRC Photo.jpgAttorney Dan Cross will be participating in a child support webinar through the ‪State Bar of Wisconsin‬ called "Child Support: It's Not Just Percentages" on April 27th in Madison. Attorney Cross is the author of the widely used child support calculator "DCF150 Sheets", which is now also incorporated into Divorce Financial Solutions' comprehensive maintenance and child support calculator, "DFS-Tax Calc."

Attorney Peggy Miller Assists in Free Fly a Kite Fest

Fly-A-Kite_Bay-care-logo-300x206.jpgAs a board member for Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W., Attorney Peggy Miller is involved in their FREE Fly a Kite Fest! The event takes place on June 27, 2015, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Arnie Wolff Sports Complex in Green Bay.

Attorney Peggy Miller Chairperson for ‪AHA Heart & Stroke Ball

AHA.jpgAttorney Peggy Miller serves as Chairperson for the American Heart Association‬ 2015 Green Bay Heart & Stroke Ball on April 11th at the Oneida Golf Club! The evening will be about hope, healing, and heartfelt thanks to those who support the mission of the American Heart Association.

Research shows majority of breast cancer biopsies misdiagnosed

The results of a new study show that as many as 75 percent of all breast cancer biopsies are misread by pathologists in Wisconsin and across the United States. The study was published by the American Medical Association on March 17.

The authors of the study took the biopsy diagnoses of 100 pathologists and then asked three top breast cancer specialists to diagnose the same tissue samples. The researchers said there were significant differences between the diagnoses of the pathologists and those of the specialists. The findings indicate that a large portion of the approximately 1.6 million women annually who have breast cancer biopsies are misdiagnosed and thus potentially receive incorrect treatment.

Office Hours April 3, 2015

Office Hours.pngPeterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. will close at Noon on Friday, April 3, 2015 in observation of the holiday. Our offices will reopen on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Attorney Stacy Schlemmer Featured in Management Women Newsletter

Attorney Stacy Schlemmer is featured in the Management Women, Inc. newsletter this month. In the newsletter Attorney Schlemmer discusses family law and her perspective on representing her clients.

Attorney John Peterson 2015 President of ADI Board

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for JCP Photo.jpgAttorney John Peterson is the 2015 President of the Appleton Downtown, Inc. Board of Directors.  Appleton Downtown, Inc. (ADI) is a not-for-profit community coalition dedicated to an economically strong, safe, attractive and exciting downtown.

Attorney John Peterson Named as 2015 Leader in the Law

Attorney John Peterson was recently recognized by The Wisconsin Law Journal by being named as one of the 2015 Leaders in the Law. Winners are recognized for their outstanding leadership, career achievements, legal expertise and giving back through community and pro bono work.
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