June 9, 2014 - 6:45pm
A quarter of infants start out using formula nationwide. Photo: Bradley Olin (CC-BY).
Makers of infant formula have until September to comply with new FDA nutritional and safety standards ensure that formula makers test their products for salmonella and other pathogens.
June 5, 2014 - 5:00pm
Maureen Busalacchi of Health First Wisconsin, who was one of the task force members that resigned. Image courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television.
Four members of a Department of Transportation drunk driving task force resigned on Thursday, stating that they didn’t want to be associated with what they call a “hollow process.”
June 4, 2014 - 12:45pm
The market for e-cigarettes has expanded rapidly over the past few years. Photo: Ramsey Mohen (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Health care professionals and addiction specialists in central Wisconsin are sounding the alarm over the proliferation of e-cigarettes and the ingestion of nicotine vapor.
June 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
State health officials are bracing for a big bill when baby boomers can't take care of themselves any longer. Photo: Rosie O'Beirne (CC-BY-NC-ND).
The number of Wisconsin seniors over age 65 is expected to nearly double by 2035, and facilities that provide long-term care say society has to figure out a better way to pay for it.
June 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Milwaukee was ranked third on the Vitals ranking. Photo: Jeramey Jannene (CC-BY).
Vitals, a website that claims to empower consumers to make more informed decisions about their health, has listed Milwaukee and Minneapolis as among the top 10 U.S. cities for access to health care.
May 30, 2014 - 8:15pm
Deer ticks have been found in greater numbers in southeast Wisconsin. Photo: Fritz Flohr Reynolds (CC-BY-SA).
While it appears that Wisconsin’s tick population, which has been relatively high over the past decade, is stable, the bugs are showing up in more parts of the state.
May 29, 2014 - 5:45pm
MCW research could help parents make better-informed decisions about whether their children play sports, says the institution's director of brain injury research. Photo: Jordon Cooper (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The Medical College of Wisconsin will receive several million dollars in funding for sports-related concussion research, as part of a joint initiative by the Department of Defense and the National Collegiate Athletics Association announced on Thursday.
May 26, 2014 - 8:00am
Elizabeth Roberts, next to her Geo Prizm. | Photo: Shamane Mills/WPR News.
About 18 percent of Wisconsin's 4 million drivers are over the age of 65. While t he crash rate of older motorists is lower than other drivers, driver deaths rise with age -- leaving state transportation officials concerned for the safety of elderly drivers.
May 23, 2014 - 8:00am
From left to right: Jim, Allen, Natalie, and Jennifer Jaqua in a 2009 photo, taken shortly before Jim was diagnosed with a form of dementia. Image courtesy of Jaqua family.
In Wisconsin, it's estimated that about 120,000 people have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Those numbers could triple by 2050 because of the aging Baby Boomer population, experts say.
May 21, 2014 - 10:15pm
Lois Scorgie poses with her husband Bob on their 40th wedding anniversary. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
According to census data and information from the staet Department of Health Services, different segments of Wisconsin's population are using nursing homes at very different rates.