April 21, 2014 - 4:30am
Gov. Scott Walker, who will be nominated for a second term at next month's state GOP convention. Photo:Shawn Johnson/WPR.
Update: Gov. Scott Walker has announced the expansion of Wisconsin's Family Care program at a stop in Green Bay on Monday.
April 17, 2014 - 10:15am
Mumps has appeared in La Crosse County for the first time in years, with one confirmed case and three suspect cases on the UW-La Crosse campus. The virus is showing up in concentrated areas across southern Wisconsin.
April 16, 2014 - 6:15pm
Above, Gov. Scott Walker speaks to reporters on Wednesday. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR.
Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law the legalization of cannibidiol, a marijuana byproduct that can be used to help treat seizure disorders in children.
April 15, 2014 - 5:45pm
Heroin-related deaths are on the rise across the state. Photo: Richie C. (CC-BY-SA)
Milwaukee County, the most populous county in the state, had 67 people die last year from heroin-related overdoses – a number that is up 600 percent from 10 years ago, according to the county's medical examiner.
April 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
Researchers are hunting for new antibiotics to replace those that no longer work. Photo: Paul (CC-BY-NC-ND)
A research team that includes bacteriologists from University of Wisconsin-Madison has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Insititutes of Health to find new antibiotics to replace those that no longer work. The fight against bad bacteria has become more lopsided as the number of new...
April 14, 2014 - 3:45pm
The website Choosing Wisely showcases data and questions in an effort to reduce unnecessary medical care by promoting a list of tests and treatments unlikely to benefit most patients.
April 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
Gov. Scott Walker speaking at a recent factory visit. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR.
Gov. Scott Walker has signaled that he'll likely sign all bills currently awaiting his signature, including ones legalizing a marijuana byproduct and requiring external investigations of police-involved deaths.
April 7, 2014 - 11:00am
Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (MRSA) (yellow, round items) killing and escaping from a human white cell. Photo: NIAID/NIH (CC-BY)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a progress report on preventing hospital-associated infections. Wisconsin hospitals are generally doing well but are working to reduce surgical site infections.
April 3, 2014 - 5:45pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo courtesy of Wisconsin State Legislature.
Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that aims to make oral chemotherapy more affordable by capping how much insurers can charge for the treatment.
April 2, 2014 - 9:45am
Parents of kids with seizure disorders were in tears as they watched the State Senate vote 32-0 for a bill that would legalize the marijuana byproduct cannabidiol. Advocates say cannabidiol can treat seizures without the side effect of other medications. Photo: Shawn Johnson / WPR News
The state Senate has sent a bill to the governor's desk that would legalize the use of a marijuana byproduct to treat seizure disorders.