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State Officials Meet to Tackle Drug Epidemic

State Officials Meet to Tackle Drug Epidemic

Two-Day conference focuses on opioids, which killed 916 users in 2017.

State Trails Nation on School Breakfasts

State Trails Nation on School Breakfasts

17% of schools don’t offer breakfasts, putting Wisconsin near bottom nationally.

High Court Hears Gun Liability Case

High Court Hears Gun Liability Case

Is website facilitating illegal gun sales liable for Brookfield spa shooting?

Opioid Prescriptions in State Down 29%

Opioid Prescriptions in State Down 29%

Doctors writing fewer prescriptions since 2015, but overdoes deaths still rising.

Why Don’t Students Want To Be Teachers?

Why Don’t Students Want To Be Teachers?

UW Task Force examines reasons for decline in education majors in Wisconsin.

Report Finds Growing Physician Job Burnout

Report Finds Growing Physician Job Burnout

Medical Society finds “alarming” level of dissatisfaction, fatigue for state’s doctors.

City Gets Mixed Grades on Pre-K Classes

City Gets Mixed Grades on Pre-K Classes

New study of 40 cities finds lots of access to pre-K, but quality is sometimes lacking.

25% of Prescribed Antibiotics Are Unnecessary

25% of Prescribed Antibiotics Are Unnecessary

So says new study. But Wisconsin’s rate of prescribing antibiotics is below national average.

Republicans Back Bill on Pre-Existing Conditions

Republicans Back Bill on Pre-Existing Conditions

But Evers warns if protections weaker than Obamacare he will veto the legislation.

State’s Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

State’s Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low

But decline is slower for African Americans and low income consumers.

Health Care Costs Rise for Middle Class

Health Care Costs Rise for Middle Class

New report shows premiums, deductibles cost 11% of family income in Wisconsin

State Health Insurance Signups Lagging

State Health Insurance Signups Lagging

Enrollment for federal ACA insurance exchange down 20% this year; two weeks left to enroll.

State Infant Mortality Problem Persists

State Infant Mortality Problem Persists

Health of babies not improving nationally, CDC data shows, with rate nearly twice as high for black infants.

Health Care a Big Issue in Election

Health Care a Big Issue in Election

Key issue in Wisconsin; nationally 46% of House and Senate ads mention health care.

Medicare For All Becomes Hot Issue

Medicare For All Becomes Hot Issue

Many Democrats, including Tammy Baldwin, embrace it, as Republicans condemn it.

Both Parties See November Assembly Win

Both Parties See November Assembly Win

Vos and Hintz both talk about their plans should they run Assembly after election.

Big Federal Cuts for State’s Health Care

Big Federal Cuts for State’s Health Care

Second straight year of cuts in Affordable Care Act for Wisconsin, other states.

Health Coverage Steady After Decline

Health Coverage Steady After Decline

State enrollment in Affordable Care Act steady this year after 13% drop in last year.

State Has 75,000 Clean Energy Jobs

State Has 75,000 Clean Energy Jobs

All 72 counties have clean energy jobs, report shows.

The Battle Over ‘Cocaine Mom” Law

The Battle Over ‘Cocaine Mom” Law

Allows drug using mothers to be detained in jail. Opponents plan pickets, social media and forums across state.

Meth A Bigger Issue Than Opioids?

Meth A Bigger Issue Than Opioids?

New state report looks at drug use and treatment efforts.

College Campuses Going Smoke-Free

College Campuses Going Smoke-Free

National trend includes 23 colleges in state, Marquette and MATC.

Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration

Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration

Suit by affiliates in Wisconsin, two other states claim changes to Title X program limit the care provided.