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12:29 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Is There a Dark Side to Electronic Medical Records?

Doctors are increasingly dissatisfied in their jobs. Is the trend toward electronic over paper medical records to blame?
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Despite a federal mandate requiring most physicians to adopt electronic medical record-keeping, the president of the American Medical Association says doctors are increasingly frustrated with the technology.

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Health & Science
1:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Open Wide! Better Dental Care Starts with Going to the Dentist

It is recommended that everybody sees the dentist twice a year. Many people aren't.
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Even for people who have few cavities, a trip to the dentist can seem like, well, pulling teeth.

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Health & Science
5:19 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Oconomowoc Hospital Leads in Treating Severe OCD with Expanded Center

Dr. Brad Riemann is a leading expert in anxiety disorders and the clinical director of Rogers Memorial Hospital's OCD Center.
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A Wisconsin hospital has opened a new, expanded residential center to treat some of the world's most severe cases of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Are You Obese Because Grandma Starved? Milwaukee Researcher Says It's Possible

Epigenetics explained: "Three generations at once are exposed to the same environmental conditions (diet, toxins, hormones, etc.). In order to provide a convincing case for epigenetic inheritance, an epigenetic change must be observed in the 4th generation."
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We all know our inherited DNA shapes us, but a Milwaukee researcher says how our parents - and even our grandparents - lived could also affect our genes.

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Health & Science
7:51 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Milwaukee Researcher: New Test Diagnoses Deadly Sepsis 10 Times Faster

New tests are helping doctors prescribe the right antibiotics to treat sepsis.
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A Milwaukee researcher says new testing for an often fatal blood infection can diagnose the issue and find the right treatment days faster than the previous method.

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Health & Science
5:22 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Milwaukee Researcher Finds Multiple Genes at Play in Childhood Disorder

New research reveals many genes are behind the childhood apraxia.
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A study by a Milwaukee researcher has identified additional genes related to a complex speech disorder affecting children, but the work could lead to a better overall understanding of defects in the human genome.

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Health & Science
11:29 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Journal Sentinel Investigation: Delays in Newborn Screenings Can Have Deadly Consequences

An investigative series by the Journal Sentinel finds many newborn screening results are delayed with potentially deadly consequences.
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It's been routine for years in this country that newborn babies are screened for a variety of diseases and conditions shortly after they're born.

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Health & Science
5:33 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Got a Headache? Doctor Says Treatments Have Improved

A Milwaukee doctor says treating headaches has come a long way.
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Headaches are for many people a common, if not daily, occurrence. But when is a headache more than a minor nuisance?

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Health & Science
5:14 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Milwaukee Reports Big Decrease in Teen Pregnancies

Ads, like this one, aimed at decreasing the teen pregnancy rate were part of the city of Milwaukee's approach to the issue.
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city has met and exceeded its goal to reduce the teen pregnancy rate earlier than expected.

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Health & Science
5:03 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Zambian Pharmacists Train in Wisconsin to Improve Patient Care

Zambian pharmacists are studying American pharmaceuticals to better serve Zambians with HIV/AIDS.
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For the past three decades, doctors and pharmacists have worked together to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world. And recently that partnership is getting renewed attention in Wisconsin.

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