Health Care

UW hospital backlog ‘worst that I have seen’

A surge in people needing inpatient treatment at UW Health University Hospital in Madison last week led to a backlog. As many as 25...

Pregnancy resource centers “designed to mislead women” GOP legislators want taxpayers...

Sen. Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) and Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Cameron) want taxpayers to give a group called Choose Life Wisconsin a no-bid grant of...

Milwaukee County reacts to opioid settlement

The Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, would pay $3 billion and give up ownership of the company, if a settlement of thousands of...

One dead In Illinois from vaping lung damage, 16 cases in...

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is currently aware of 16 cases of people being hospitalized with lung damage, possibly related to vaping,...

Opioid treatment center saves lives, confronts stigma A look inside Community...

In December 2012, John Koch, was 24 years old and living on the streets of Chicago. He had just been released from prison, having...

Planned Parenthood reassures Wisconsin women

Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced earlier this week that it will withdraw from the federal Title X family-planning program rather than comply with...

Milwaukee neighborhoods: The face of addiction

In 2018, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office documented 384 drug-related deaths. Though slightly less than the more than 400 deaths in 2017, the...

Tackling prescription drug costs: ‘It’s like taking on the NRA’ Evers...

Gov. Tony Evers and other Wisconsin leaders announced this week that they are taking aim at high prescription drug prices. Evers on Tuesday signed an...

Message on addiction crisis: “Recovery is possible” Experts and activists meet...

Activists joined treatment center experts and first responders Tuesday evening in Milwaukee’s Bay View Library, for an informational meeting on heroin, opioids and cocaine....

Divergent Dem and GOP radio addresses

In picking Republican and Democratic radio address topics for the week, the two parties went in completely different directions. Not on the same issue...
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