August 5, 2014 - 8:15pm
Public health advocates say that antibiotics in animal feed may be causing drug-resistant "superbugs" in humans. Photo: Austin Yoder (CC-BY).
Local doctors are calling on the federal government to further restrict the use of antibiotics in animal feed to reduce so-called “superbugs” in humans that are resistant to treatment.
August 4, 2014 - 6:15pm
A report by the Wisconsin Hospital Association from 2011 says that rural parts of Wisconsin will especially suffer from a shortage of doctors. Photo: Brandy Shaul (CC-BY-NC).
A new report questions whether there will be a significant doctor shortage predicted in Wisconsin and elsewhere around the country.
August 4, 2014 - 1:15pm
Residents at a nursing home in Osceola, in western Wisconsin. Photo: Ann (CC-BY).
The state is seeking public comment from people who will be affected by federal rule changes for home- and community-based services used by the elderly and disabled.
August 4, 2014 - 12:30pm
Firearms are the most frequently used means of suicide in Wisconsin, according to a new state report. Photo: Auraelius (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A new Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin report shows Wisconsin’s suicide rate has remained steady over the past 13 years — something health officials say is not a good thing.
August 2, 2014 - 8:00am
Prepare an ice water bath by filling a bowl halfway with ice and water; set aside. Bring a small saucepan of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the shallots and blanch until tender, about 30 seconds. Drain and place the shallots in the ice water bath until cool. Drain and set aside.
August 1, 2014 - 12:30pm
The bill creating Silver Alert was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker in April. Photo: North Charleston (CC-BY-SA).
A statewide emergency alert system to aid in finding missing senior citizens went online Thursday.
July 31, 2014 - 12:00pm
Currently, people with asbestos-related grievances must tap into an asbestos trust before filing a lawsuit. Photo: Alpha (CC-BY-SA).
Democratic state lawmakers say they plan to introduce a bill to undo a Republican law that makes it harder to file asbestos-related lawsuits.
July 30, 2014 (All day)
Gov. Scott Walker says he has not reconsidered accepting expanded Medicaid funding. Photo: Gateway Technical College (CC-BY-ND).
When Gov. Scott Walker was selling his health care plan to the public, part of his pitch involved a piece of the Affordable Care Act — namely, subsidies for health plans bought on the federal exchange — that's been jeopardized by a recent federal court ruling.
July 29, 2014 - 2:45pm
Zorba recently discussed sciatic pain and promised to post a link with stretches that could help sciatic pressure. Here is the article from spine-health.com.
July 29, 2014 - 2:30pm
Zorba recommends a drastic reduction in salt in your diet, cutting back on the alcohol and making sure to get plenty of exercise even if you're at a healthy weight. He also recommends, especially if you're at risk, to monitor your BP at home with a high quality device. Finally, if the natural...