Health Care

After Dan Levitis and his wife had two devastating miscarriages, he wondered how human reproduction, a process with such a high error rate, has persisted. He also wondered whether the high percentage of failures was limited to humans. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM News


Allison Geyer

Activists occupied U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s office for more than eight hours on July 6 as part of a nationwide protest of the GOP health care bill. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot 8 Comments

Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow all Wisconsin residents the chance to purchase BadgerCare. This pragmatic, realistic proposal shows that the minority party is ready to govern again. more

Jul 12, 2017 5:00 AM Madland

The Republican-controlled Legislature shows little interest in allowing medical marijuana. But that hasn’t stopped advocates from pushing for reform. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:00 AM NEWS


David Michael Miller

The governor’s budget gives school districts a $200-per-student boost in funding, but there’s a catch. To get the money, district employees must pay 12 percent of their health insurance premiums. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

As if the health care system weren’t confusing enough as is, the uncertainty about what will happen to Obamacare is enough to drive anyone mad. Despite daily changes on efforts to repeal and replace the plan, we try to give some perspective. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

Quincy Bioscience has made a fortune on its brain enhancement supplement, Prevagen. Now, the FDA and New York State claim it’s defrauded customers of millions by making bogus claims. Will the company survive the lawsuit? more

Jan 18, 2017 12:43 PM News


David Michael Miller

For progressives, the real challenge is to push back against a vision of society that says kids should only get as much health care, education and opportunity as their parents can afford. more

Dec 8, 2016 12:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

Medical providers who receive federal funds are required to provide non-English-speaking patients with translation services. But not everyone follows the law, and enforcement is lax. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:00 AM News 5 Comments


Bryce Richter/UW-Madison

Katie Brenner knew there had to be an easier way to monitor her fertility cycle in order to get pregnant. So she helped invent one, with a new app that has potential not just in aiding reproduction, but in monitoring women’s health. more

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


Steven Potter

Heroin mixed with fentanyl--a potent synthetic narcotic--is becoming “the new normal” around the country, officials believe. Locally, that’s coincided with a spike in overdoses. And authorities fear the worst is yet to come. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Laura Gharrity

The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s HeartStrings program recently received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to continue its mission of bringing a professional string quartet into health care facilities. more

Jun 9, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC


Lauren Justice

Thousands of aging and disabled people in Wisconsin depend on personal care workers. But workforce shortages and legislative changes to the state’s long-term care plan threaten their support system. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM News


Steven Potter

A group of volunteer doctors, nurses and others has started offering free foot care for the county’s most transient population — the homeless more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM News

The Ebola Survivor Corps presents a workable model for compassionate aid in times of crisis. Scientists from the UW-Madison are playing a key role. more

Apr 21, 2016 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

​Electronic records have completely changed the way nurses do their jobs. But some need reminders to nurse the patient, not the computer. more

Feb 11, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

The PATCH program trains teen educators to teach area health care providers how to provide nonjudgmental, effective communication to adolescent patients. more

Nov 25, 2015 5:00 AM News


Todd Hubler

Doctors often don’t have a good picture of which of their patients are healthy or sick. A Madison company is trying to give them to tools to figure that out. more

Sep 4, 2015 9:00 AM News

A new UW certificate program — the first of its kind at a major university in the United States — is designed to equip counselors with the tools to help people heal in the midst of death and other emotional trauma. more

Aug 28, 2015 10:00 AM News

Allison Geyer reported in last week’s Isthmus about a push to expand trauma-informed care in Wisconsin that’s been several years in the making – and how we’re not quite there yet. She spoke with Dylan Brogan about the story on WORT-FM. more

Aug 25, 2015 8:45 AM News