Stories tagged: "healthcare workers"


The Best Of: Wisconsin Health & Wellness in 2022

To borrow a line from Disney's Frozen, "for the first time in forever" every moment of 2022 was not defined by COVID. Instead, a large chunk of the year's health headlines was devoted to the overturning of reproductive options and its impact on Wisconsin women. But not all headlines were bad. Here are several "good news" standouts.

Insurance Companies Could Be Required to Cover Additional Breast Cancer Screenings for Women With Dense Breast Tissue

The new bills would impact an estimated 50% of Wisconsin women, whose breast tissue is white– just like possible tumors.

A passenger is removed from a United Airlines flight in Miami, on March 17, 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration logged a record 5,981 reports of unruly passenger behavior last year—more than 70% involving passengers refusing to comply with well-known and widely advertised face mask safeguards. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
Time to Punch Back Against the Bullies

A new law increasing penalties for threatening healthcare workers in Wisconsin is a good start. From air travel to school boards, there’s more work to be done.

(Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System-Eau Claire)
Opinion: Healthcare Workers Are Dealing With Burnout and Trauma, We Need To Do More to Help Them

It is essential that patients, communities, and health systems advocate for policy solutions that will grow the health care workforce and expand innovative telehealth and home-based care programs, says medical director of public health for the UW Health Board of Directors.

Kelly Fouts for BBB story
Family Sees Hope for In-Home Healthcare Worker Shortage in Biden Package Being Negotiated in Congress

Legislation would increase federal funding for the kind of in-home nursing and personal care workers now in short supply and desperately in need. 

Gov. Tony Evers seen signing the COVID-19 Relief bill in April. An effort to recall Evers failed to move forward Monday, lacking adequate signatures. (Photo provided)
Evers Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill

Governor signals more is needed for workers comp benefits, hazard pay, aid to small businesses, farmers

Jeff Hare of Menomonee Falls hugs his daughter, Nikki Michler, on her wedding day in December.
(Photo by Citrine Pine Photography)
A Father’s Love: His Daughter Needed Masks. He Went to Find Them

Menomonee Falls dad is on a one-man mission to find N95 and surgical masks for his daughter and other healthcare workers