Health

Summer is a great time to explore Wisconsin’s abundant outdoors, but camping, biking or hiking can lead to encounters with poisonous plants that cause skin irritation and injuries when touched.More
As opioids increasingly dominate the national conversation about substance abuse, addiction and overdose deaths, public health professionals are asking some difficult questions.More
Lead presents a continuing health threat in communities across the U.S., and has lingered in homes and drinking water in Wisconsin.More
Madison might be at the center of Wisconsin's loudest discussion about homelessness right now, but the problem extends far beyond the state's capital city. In fact, the majority of the state’s homeless people documented in a 2015 federal report were outside the Madison and Milwaukee areas.More
Law enforcement in Superior and Douglas County seized the most heroin they've ever seen in 2016.More
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
Heat exposure kills more people each year than floods, tornadoes, lightning and hurricanes combined. Heat-related illness can develop quickly and progress to deadly stages.More
Wisconsin's obesity rate appears to be higher than previously thought, according to new data released in December 2016.More
Operating an LCD screen manufacturing plant in Wisconsin would raise a number of environmental question marks.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