November 27, 2014 - 7:50pm
Propane heaters brought indoors during the winter month are a common cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. Photo: Tim Wilson (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Health officials are reminding people about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning during the cold, winter months.
November 26, 2014 - 2:20pm
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., is leading a bipartisan effort to save funding for Critical Access Hospitals in next year’s budget.
November 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
Kathleen Falk, federal health and human services director for Region V, said the first week of traffic on Healthcare.gov was strong. Photo: Tim (CC-BY).
Public reminders to get people to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are underway.
November 19, 2014 - 7:25pm
E-cigarettes have been rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. since they were introduced to the market in the mid-2000s. Photo: Nicolas Nova (CC-BY-NC).
A group of elected Madison officials wants the city to consider banning e-cigarettes in public places.
November 18, 2014 - 2:35pm
Photo: Chris Kim (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Residents in Brown County binge drink at higher rates than other parts of the state, according to a lifestyles survey conducted by the county earlier this year.
November 14, 2014 - 7:40pm
The Healthcare.Gov website.
Saturday marks the start of the second sign-up period for people to get insurance on Wisconsin's federally run marketplace.
November 13, 2014 - 11:50am
Lukas Keapproth/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
Federal data shows use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes has decreased by nearly 19 percent since 2011. In Wisconsin, the controversial practice has been curtailed by an even larger amount, and it's expected Wisconsin will meet national reduction goals.
November 12, 2014 - 12:55pm
Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Photo: Maureen McCollum/WPR News.
After spending many years and many millions of dollars in wind turbines, methane digesters and a biogas facility, Gundersen Health System has now achieved energy independence, and has had 12 days in which it's produced more energy than it consumed.
November 11, 2014 - 7:10pm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health its biggest grant ever for ongoing research of inner-city asthma.
November 11, 2014 - 2:35pm
Prepared vegetable cups served as part of the National School Lunch Program at a Virginia high school. Photo: UDSA (CC-BY).
A Virginia Tech study comparing lunches served by the National School Lunch Program with those that students bring from home shows that the school lunches are usually more nutritious. The National School Lunch Program serves about 60 percent of public school students across the country. Federal...