Articles by Will Cushman

Wisconsin is home to an awful lot of lakes. What defines a healthy lake?
Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters.
In a world with a changing climate, just how accurate are hardiness zone maps, and how do their makers continue to ensure these tools are as useful as possible?
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With peak tick season imminent in the upper Midwest, researchers are hopeful more people will download and use a free smartphone app that helps track and identify the tiny arachnids.
Wisconsin's affinity for alcohol — and the drug's complicated cultural impact on the state — can in many ways be explained by a few straightforward biochemical processes.
How are buzzed, drunk and high drivers held accountable for their actions in Wisconsin?
Hundreds of children in Wisconsin's child welfare and juvenile justice systems who have complex behavioral health needs are being sent for care to facilities outside of the state — as far away as New Hampshire and New Mexico.
Children who suffer abuse or neglect or who live in dysfunctional homes often carry the burdens of these experiences into adulthood. Behavioral health professionals call these ordeals "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs.
A sweeping shift over the past few decades in the practice of behavioral health has come to be known as trauma-informed care, an approach adopted by dozens of counties and tribes in Wisconsin.
Measles is back, and at a level not seen for a quarter-century, meaning a generation of healthcare workers have little experience with the disease.