Health Care

State unveils expanded community testing for COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases surging — including 51 deaths in one day from the coronavirus — the state has opened new testing sites in 56...

As virus spreads, it overwhelms contact tracers Health officials now ask...

As the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin reaches wildfire proportions, one of the key strategies to control it is nearing collapse: contact tracing. Public Health...

A warmer, wetter Wisconsin caused by climate change will have severe...

The health effects of climate change on Wisconsinites are starting to emerge and will only get worse as the global situation worsens — especially...

Baldwin’s suicide prevention crisis hotline becomes law

After more than a year of work to create a nationwide three-digit suicide prevention crisis hotline, Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s bipartisan bill was signed into...

State works to ramp up community testing for virus Wisconsin once...

With COVID-19 cases continuing to soar, Wisconsin is expanding community testing around the state. The goal is “to maximize our use of our capacity, so...

State opens backup healthcare facility in West Allis

Wisconsin’s alternate healthcare facility opened Wednesday for recovering COVID-19 patients who aren’t ready to go home yet but can be released to a less-intensive...

Report: Children’s health coverage continues to fall nationwide

The number of children in the U.S. without health insurance has risen throughout the Trump administration and jumped by 320,000 in 2019, the largest...

Report sets agenda for supporting Wisconsin caregivers Governor’s task force takes...

People who care for the elderly or for people with disabilities need help themselves, says a new report.  If being a caregiver is their job,...

State will use backup facility for COVID-19 patients for the first...

As hospitals around the state report they are overwhelmed with patients, a backup facility at State Fair Park in suburban Milwaukee will begin taking...

Major COVID spike in Wisconsin prisons raises questions on distancing, masks...

There were 903 prisoners isolated with COVID-19 in state Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities on Tuesday and a total of 2,068 in quarantine, representing...
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