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

Erin Toner

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.

Medical College of Wisconsin

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.

John Paradowski

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.

Erin Toner

  

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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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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So far, there have been 27 confirmed cases of mumps across Wisconsin this year with four of them being in Milwaukee.

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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.

Rick Guidotti

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

The mandate that everyone has health insurance is the foundation of the Affordable Care Act. But a lesser-known provision of the law helps ensure that if people end up in the hospital, they'll get good care.

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