Health

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher is examining ways to improve athletes' reporting of brain injuries — a key to preventing long-term neurological damage.
Debra Pyka did not know the true risks of football when she decided to allow her three sons to play youth tackle football.
At 6 feet tall and 195 pounds, Tony Megna was considered too small to be a college football linebacker. Megna was determined, though, to play for the University of Wisconsin-Madison squad.
Wisconsin is aging, and as its population of senior citizens grows, the health care workers who attend to them face growing risks of overwork and burnout.
No one questions that the 2017-2018 flu season was tough, but how unusual was it really?
Wisconsin's latest battle over landlord-tenant relations has crucial implications for people enduring abusive relationships.
As the dairy industry struggles with low prices in the face of a long-mounting milk glut, more farmers are finding that their woes are escalating.
Many people are confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act: Did it get repealed? Are people still required to have health insurance? What about Medicaid and BadgerCare? Are recipients required to work and to submit to drug testing? Who do the various policy changes affect?
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease, and its prevalence is growing as the nation ages.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center are working to develop an experimental vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus, and announced in February 2018 that they'll begin phase 1 human clinical trials in Japan by the end of the year.