February 27, 2015 - 11:00am
We all know that exercise is good for us. We didn’t evolve to be couch potatoes. Back in the day, in the African savanna, those who sat got eaten. Sitting is a relatively new phenomenon of our industrialized world. In the 1900s, only those who were rich could sit. The others had to go out and make...
February 24, 2015 - 4:35pm
A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says the number of children getting food assistance remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession. In Wisconsin, the number of participants in FoodShare has steadily gone up. Across the nation, 1 in 5 children receives food stamps. In...
February 24, 2015 - 11:00am
Paw wax 2 oz olive oil 2 oz coconut oil 1 oz shea butter 4 tbsp beeswax Heat everything together in a double boiler or pan over low heat, then pour into small containers and allow to cool. This can be applied to the paws of the feet and between the toes to protect them from the ice, sand and salt!...
February 24, 2015 - 10:10am
A federal fund for community health centers is set to expire later this year, leaving clinics in Wisconsin looking at reductions in services.
February 23, 2015 - 11:15am
The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $8 million grant to continue its study of the rat genome.
February 20, 2015 - 8:10pm
People who were uninsured last year have a chance to avoid a penalty on their future taxes, now that the federal government has extended the sign-up period for getting health coverage through the federally run marketplace.
February 20, 2015 - 2:10pm
The Dane County Board is working on a plan to reduce racial disparity in the county jail and create a new facility for offenders with mental health problems.
February 20, 2015 - 12:35pm
According to the state's Division of Public Health, there were a total of 27 recorded deaths caused by hypothermia last winter.
February 19, 2015 - 7:25pm
A statewide prescription drug take-back effort will continue even through federal coordination ended last year.
February 19, 2015 - 5:45pm
Health officials now say that a second potential case of measles in Portage County will probably not turn out to have been the disease. Tests for the other suspected case turned up negative earlier this week. Portage County Public Health Nursing Supervisor Melanie Baehr said the young child...