October 29, 2014 - 7:45pm
Carroll University is among 22 campuses that have banned smoking in Wisconsin. Photo: Meltsley (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Two years ago, 15 Wisconsin colleges and universities had tobacco-free campuses. Since then, seven more campuses have banned smoking, and some have also banned e-cigarettes.
October 24, 2014 - 6:45pm
An Ebola-infected cell, as seen under an electron microscope. Photo: NIAID (CC-BY).
Wisconsin health officials launched an Ebola hotline on Friday.
October 22, 2014 - 10:25am
Public radio’s favorite family doctor and WPR resident health expert Dr. Zorba Paster talks with co-host Tom Clark about the latest developments surrounding the current Ebola outbreak. The pair discuss the history of the virus, what seemingly went wrong in the U.S., and what people need to know...
October 13, 2014 - 1:20pm
UW-Madison will soon create a Center for Predictive Computational Phenotyping using an NIH grant. Photo: okandasan (CC-BY).
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected as one of 12 institutions to help the U.S. government use “big data” to solve health care problems and create better treatments for patients.
September 24, 2014 - 9:30pm
A physician administering a flu shot. Photo: WFIU (CC-BY-NC).
The Centers for Disease Control says the kinds of flu that struck last year are expected to be the same strains active this year, meaning working-age people could again be hit especially hard.
September 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Photo: Patty (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Officials at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Madison say they will submit a plan to Washington, D.C., in the next few weeks for making sure that patients are being taken care of in a timely manner.
August 18, 2014 - 10:00pm
High school football players in Racine. Photo: Bely Medved (CC-BY-SA).
Football helmet manufacturers have claimed that helmets they make are better at protecting players from concussions, but UW sports medicine researchers are now saying those claims have no basis.
July 28, 2014 - 7:15pm
Studies show that breastfeeding can reduce childhood obesity and exposure to other diseases. Photo: Yoz Grahame (CC-BY).
La Crosse is one of the latest communities that want to train child care facilities to become “breastfeeding friendly.” The county has outlined 10 steps that such centers can take to create more comfortable environments for mothers to breastfeed.
July 23, 2014 - 1:30pm
A new report finds that overall childhood quality of life has improved in Wisconsin. Photo: Pete Prodoehl (CC-BY-NC-SA).
According to a new report, children in Wisconsin have been getting healthier and better educated over the last few years, but are increasingly affected by poor economic conditions.
July 16, 2014 - 4:30pm
Deputy Health Services Secretary Kevin Moore says there are multiple reasons why so many people who were removed from Medicaid rolls did not sign up for insurance on the health exchange. Image courtesy of WPT.
Less than a third of Wisconsin residents who lost Medicaid coverage found replacement health care by purchasing private plans on the federal exchange.