Public Health


8 Wisconsin Hospitals Earn A’s, While 4 Receive D’s in New Safety Report 

How safe is your hospital? A new report graded 3,000 US Hospitals on how well they protect patients from medical errors, accidents, injuries, and infections. Find out how Wisconsin's scored.

Breast Cancer By Blood Test? The Non-Invasive Method Being Studied Right Now, and How You Can Help

For women who suspect they have breast cancer, the only way to know for sure is through an invasive, surgical biopsy. But that could soon become a thing of the past. 

‘Thanks a $10 Million!’: Gov. Evers Pledges Major Money to Support Wisconsin Veterans

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced the state is committing $10 million to help veterans adjust back to “normal” life, both immediately and in the long-term. Find out where that money will go, and how you can help, too.

This old part of a water main is among many being replaced in Eau Claire as part of an effort to get rid of water lines containing lead. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin Has 176,000 Lead Pipes. The Infrastructure Bill Will Help Take Them Out.

The bipartisan infrastructure legislation that Biden recently signed includes $15 billion to replace lead pipes across the country.

In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, then-Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at an election night event in Pewaukee. Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who spent eight years as lieutenant governor under Scott Walker, has launched her campaign for governor. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Kleefisch Tested Positive for COVID One Day After Speaking at Anti-Vax Group’s Event, Campaign Staff Confirms

GOP gubernatorial hopeful spoke at a Wisconsinites United For Freedom (WUFF) event on Sept 15. She tested positive for the virus on Sept. 16.

Milwaukee Health Department
Another Health Director Is Out Over Pushbacks to COVID-19 Safeguards

Public agencies face hostility and action based on conspiracy theories.

Joel Charles and his son
Watch: WI Physician Sounds the Alarm That ‘Climate Crisis Is a Public Health Emergency’

Dr. Joel Charles sees the human toll as a changing climate increases the impact of extreme weather.