Health

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Earlier this week, we heard about the effectiveness of one Milwaukee-based organization in helping the quality of life for AIDS patients.  The strength of the work of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin lies in its so-called “medical home” model, in which a variety of services, from medical care to pharmacy to mental health support, are provided under one roof. But reaching and helping people with HIV and AIDS can be especially challenging, when we’re talking about the homeless population.

If You Had Dementia, What Songs Would Be on Your Playlist?

Jun 12, 2014
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A UW-Milwaukee gerontologist looking at the impact of music on patients with dementia finds an unexpected connection:

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Milwaukee’s efforts to reduce the rate of infant mortality in the city took a blow yesterday, when the city released new data showing the rate climbed to 10.3 deaths for every thousand births in the city.  That came after consistent decreases in the last decade. 

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Earlier in the week, we featured an interview about the history of Superman.  For many of us of a certain age, the first Superman we remember was actor Christopher Reeve, who portrayed the Man of Steel in movies in the 1970s and ‘80s.

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Photographer Rick Guidotti has spent his career capturing beauty on film.

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A bill that would loosen restrictions on sales of raw milk in Wisconsin is still pending. The bill passed a state senate committee in November, but has not advanced past that stage. 

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If you spend any time watching the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, you’re likely to see a barrage of commercials, in which athletes sing the praises of food-related sponsors, from McDonalds and Subway to Kashi breakfast cereal.

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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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Even for people who have few cavities, a trip to the dentist can seem like, well, pulling teeth.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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