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.
September 20, 2014 - 8:00am
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From limes, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice. In small bowl, prepare dressing: Combine lime peel and juice, fish sauce, and sugar; stir until sugar completely dissolves. In large bowl, combine romaine salad mix, sliced cucumber, roast beef, cilantro or mint, and onion. Add dressing to bowl and toss to combine. Divide salad among 4 dinner plates. (Servings: 4)
September 18, 2014 - 2:20pm
Tobacco user surcharges are becoming increasingly common. Photo: Greg Jordan (CC-BY-NC-ND).
City workers in Manitowoc will be tested for nicotine this fall and charged more for health insurance if they smoke.
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 6, 2014 - 8:00am
Combine the squash, sugar, and olive oil in a medium bowl. Place squash mixture on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until squash is tender. Increase oven temperature to 450°.