Health

As more and more Wisconsinites die of opioid overdoses, public and private toxicology labs are ground zero for understanding an ever-evolving mix of illicit drugs.More
Over the course of 2016, Richland County in southwestern Wisconsin had five drug overdose deaths, one of which involved a synthetic opioid. This latter case startled the county coroner's office.More
The Midwest is home to over a dozen tick species. While only a few types are encountered regularly by people and pets, the medical concerns posed by some species can be quite significant.More
Each year, about 40 percent of food supplies in the U.S. are uneaten, wasting at least 160 billion pounds. One source of food waste results from consumers or retailers throwing away wholesome, healthy food because of confusion about the meaning of dates displayed on the label.More
Lead presents a continuing health threat in communities across the U.S., and has lingered in homes and drinking water in Wisconsin.More
When a federal policy change affects America's senior citizens, it's safe to say that rural Wisconsinites will feel it keenly.More
Medication-assisted treatment tackles substance use disorders by combining behavioral therapy like counseling with a prescription medicine.More
As little as 15 minutes of discussion per day can establish lines of communication that help kids seek advice when confronted with bullying.More
The rollout of the Republican proposed bill to replace the Affordable Care Act has been chaotic, from one senator's frantic search for the bill before its text was released to a lack of consensus among GOP legislators.More
Connections are the key to stopping bullying: Teens are less likely to bully others in person or online if they have adults in their lives whom they don't want to disappoint.More