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Dr. Geoffrey Swain says, for the most part, people here are worrying needlessly.

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More than 130 passengers who flew on a Frontier Airlines flight between Dallas and Cleveland must watch for signs of Ebola.

If you visit an emergency room in the Milwaukee area, the staff may ask you whether you’ve recently traveled to West Africa. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1.1 million people in this country over age 13 are living with an HIV infection, including as many as 207,000 who are living with it but have not yet been diagnosed.

The diagnosis of AIDS today is no longer necessarily the death sentence that it was when the disease emerged on a wide scale in the 1980s, but that does not mean it is not a personal and public health challenge.

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Researchers and institutions working on the issues of concussions in sports have come to the fore with high-profile injuries at the professional and near-professional collegiate level, but they're also prevalent in everything from youth sports to recreational leagues.

The U.S. is starting to screen certain passengers at five International airports, including at O’Hare in Chicago.

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There is not much that politicians in Wisconsin have agreed on in the past few years – few issues enjoy bipartisan support. But a key exception has been the fight against AIDS.

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While Western medicine has become better at diagnosing, treating and even curing disease, its counterparts in other traditions often still outpace it in treating the whole patient.

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It was big news when scientists announced they had figured out a way to reprogram adult skin cells to behave similarly to embryonic stem cells. Not only did the new technique hold promise for treating disease, but it sidestepped the ethical questions some has about using stem cells from human fetuses.

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The World Health Organization announced yesterday that its researchers believe the Ebola outbreak in Africa could eventually sicken or kill 20,000 people before it is brought under control.  Several thousand people have died in the outbreak in four countries: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria.

The gruesome nature of the deaths and the speed with which the outbreak has spread in Africa have led to concerns around the world about both Ebola and the possibility of any sort of pandemic.

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Dozens of Performers will take the stage Friday night at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield.

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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.

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Hundreds of Milwaukee-area kids have begun working out for upcoming fall sports. Their arrival may delight parents, but also heighten fears about potential concussions.

All summer long, the Milwaukee Health Department is partnering with UWM's School of Public Health to test if it's safe to swim at Bradford, McKinley and South Shore beaches.

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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