Health


Anxiety Screenings for All: What Wisconsin Leaders Have Said, Done to Address Mental Health Epidemic

For the first time ever, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended all adults under 65 receive annual screenings for anxiety, even if they aren't showing symptoms.

Olivia Newton-John’s Death Is a Reminder of the Need for Affordable, Accessible Breast Cancer Treatments and Care in Wisconsin

Komen Wisconsin will host its biggest fundraising events of the year starting this month. The organization is not only focused on research, but on supporting women, both financially and emotionally. Olivia Newton-John was frequently asked how she stayed genuinely optimistic despite three cancer diagnoses.  “I look at my cancer journey as a gift,” she famously...

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Public Harassment Amid Personal Heartbreak: A Wisconsin Woman’s ‘Late-Term’ Abortion Story

“I still cannot tell you exactly when life begins,” Heather Martell told UpNorthNews. “But I can tell you when motherhood begins: as soon as that first pregnancy test becomes positive.”

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A Tammy Baldwin Initiative Has Provided a Makeover and Big Improvements to a Hotline for Americans Facing a Crisis

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can now be found by dialing or texting 988—putting people in touch with mental health support. Veterans lives will be saved, says a Wisconsin official.

‘Nobody Ever Expects to Meet Me’: Planned Parenthood Doctor Explains What Her Job Is Really Like

Q & A with Dr. Allie Linton, Associate Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Wisconsin

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Vets Exposed to Burn Pits in Afghanistan and Other Fronts Finally Get Recognition of Service-Related Health Issues

Every Wisconsin Republican voted against the original bill, while Sen. Tammy Baldwin ensured coverage extends to “K2” vets who served at a former Soviet base shortly after the 9/11 attacks.

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New Moms Are Getting a Mental Health Hotline, but Wisconsin Republicans Could Have Done Much More

Expanding Medicaid-BadgerCare coverage for a year after pregnancy was proposed by Gov. Evers. Legislators cut that to a few extra days.