Health

While a variety of people have found success treating their medical ailments with cannabis, the drug remains illegal in Wisconsin.
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Nearly nine out of every 10 unmet requests from domestic violence survivors in Wisconsin are for housing resources. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin policy and systems analyst Abby Swetz discusses the intersection of domestic violence and homelessness.
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As the 2020 enrollment period for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace opens, Covering Wisconsin lead navigator Adam Van Spankeren discusses changes to the enrollment period and available plans.
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With the 2019-20 flu season right around the corner — and possibly hitting the state early — public health officials want Wisconsinites to take the right precautions to protect themselves against the virus.
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A lung illness public health officials have linked with vaping and e-cigarettes has gotten international attention and led to new scrutiny of their health effects. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin pulmonologist Dr. Louella Amos discusses how physicians uncovered the cause.
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A proposed CAFO in Burnett County is receiving pushback from local residents who say the large farm could have adverse effects on their community. WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how the state of Wisconsin monitors and regulates odors emanating from CAFOs.
Vapers across the country are swarming Twitter, the White House comment line and statehouse steps with the message "We Vape, We Vote."
While the widely known opioid epidemic killed 3,800 people in Wisconsin between 2014 and 2018, a surge in meth use has quietly supplanted opioids in western and northern parts of the state.
Dr. Lynn D'Andrea knew something was amiss when three teenagers with similar mysterious, dangerous lung injuries came into the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin one after another, gasping for air.
Iron County has among the worst health outcomes in Wisconsin, with a high rate of premature death. The area suffers from high unemployment, high rates of mental illness, social isolation during winter months and childhood traumas.