Stories tagged: "healthcare"


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.

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.

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UW Researchers Developing New Way to Detect Ovarian Cancer Early 

Ovarian cancer, often called the ‘silent killer,’ is the deadliest form of gynecological cancer. That could soon change.

No Insurance, No Problem– In Wisconsin, Every Woman Can Get a Mammogram for Free

This year, more than 5,000 Wisconsin women will find out they have breast cancer. The disease has a high survival rate, as long as you detect it early. The Good News: Regardless of whether you have insurance or which kind of insurance you have, the Wisconsin Well Woman Program makes sure everyone can get screened for breast cancer.

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.

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HEALTHCARE: Statewide Democrats Show Support For ‘Lower Costs, Better Care’

State Democrats barnstormed Wisconsin this week heralding passage of the Inflation Reduction Act that will lower healthcare costs for millions of Americans. Hosted by national healthcare advocacy group Protect Our Care, ‘Care Force One’ made stops in Milwaukee and Green Bay Wednesday. Signed into law earlier this year, the Inflation Reduction Act ends the 20...

FILE - Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the ranking member of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations, speaks as the panel holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, July 26, 2022.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Ron Johnson Wants to Talk About Anything but His Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare

In an effort to obscure his unpopular record, Sen. Ron Johnson and his allies have run a barrage of misleading, racist TV ads distorting Mandela Barnes’ record on criminal justice to convince voters Barnes is responsible for a surge in crime.