September 16, 2014 - 7:25pm
Wisconsin, a state with a high number of organ donors, opposes changes that the U.S. is considering that would give all people who need a liver transplant an equal shot at getting one, regardless of where they live.
September 15, 2014 - 7:20pm
Soldiers in the U.S. Army participate in a yoga class. Photo: U.S. Army (CC-BY).
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a potential new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder: a breathing practice commonly used in yoga or meditation.
September 12, 2014 - 9:10pm
Police in La Crosse County unveiling the new drug droposs boxes last July. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
As a way to cut back on the prescription drug abuse — an issue that is often cited as a gateway to heroin and other drug addictions — the Drug Enforcement Administration introduced new rules on how to dispose prescription drugs this week.
September 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
A scene from a "Man Therapy" commercial, part of a suicide prevention campaign that Dane County has joined.
Stakeholders in efforts to reduce suicide in Wisconsin met in the state Capitol this week to discuss the future of suicide prevention in the state.
September 9, 2014 - 3:45pm
This Wisconsin Chapter of the American Cancer Society is pushing for state legislation that requires more physical education for elementary students, following the society’s prediction that obesity could one day overtake tobacco as the leading cause of cancer.
September 9, 2014 - 3:05pm
USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon. Photo: USDA (CC-BY-ND).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging states to become more innovative when helping people who receive food assistance find work.
September 5, 2014 - 12:15pm
Obesity rates have been increasing nationally for decades. Photo: Allan Foster (CC-BY-NC-ND).
A new report shows that Wisconsin's obesity rate is still high, with nearly 30 percent of adults considered obese, but also that the steady climb in obesity rates that has lasted for years is finally tapering off.
September 4, 2014 - 6:15pm
Sen. Tammy Baldwin had requested the special health insurance enrollment period. Photo: Gateway Technical College (CC-BY-ND).
The federal government has granted U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin's request for a special health insurance enrollment period in Wisconsin for people who lost BadgerCare coverage and didn’t sign up for health coverage through the federal marketplace.
September 1, 2014 - 12:15pm
A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) finds fewer people die from prescription painkillers in states that have legalized medical marijuana, and supporters point to it as one more reason to allow the drug. However, the Wisconsin Medical Society remains opposed to the idea.
August 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
A student in medical school during a training exercise. Photo: Monash University (CC-BY-SA).
Hospitals are trying to get a handle on how many nurses, therapists and pharmacists they'll need in the future — a difficult thing to estimate, given that many older workers are putting off retirement.