Health

The majority of 233 workers tested for lead exposure at a Superior shipyard had elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to a report released Jan. 13 from Wisconsin and Minnesota health officials.More
A newly released, joint state-federal study shows the use of methamphetamine has ballooned in Wisconsin.More
As much as the opioid epidemic across the United States is often characterized as a rural and suburban problem, it has been devastating in urban areas as well. Of course, this doesn't mean patterns of addiction play out the same way in all settings.More
A national organization that advocates for the development of better towns and cities ranked Madison the third safest city for pedestrians in the United States.More
La Crosse County had 23 drug overdose-related deaths in 2016, the most in its history, and proof that it may take some time before state and regional efforts to reduce the heroin epidemic start working.More
The United Network for Organ Sharing reported a record number of more than 33,000 organ transplants occurred last year in the United States. That was an increase of a little more than 8 percent compared to 2015.More
U.S. culture steeps people in casual references to rape and domestic violence, and these attitudes end up deepening the trauma victims of these crimes face.More
Parents can improve their skills and enhance family relationships by practicing mindfulness, an intentional focus on the current moment without thinking about the past or planning for the future.More
A study by the American Cancer Society shows cancer death rates across the country dropped 25 percent over the past two decades.More
A report by George Washington University and the Commonwealth Fund estimates thousands of jobs would be lost in Wisconsin if two key elements of the Affordable Care Act are repealed.More