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Wisconsin is in the midst of peak flu season, and this year, young and middle-aged adults are being hit hardest.

Gianofer Fields

Becoming a cowboy isn't the first thing most people decide to do when they get a life-changing diagnosis. But then, Tom Duffy isn't like most people.

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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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In the years before I went to medical school, I worked as a nurse’s aide. Early one morning, one of the surgeons dropped by the Emergency Room in a particularly good mood. The ER doctor asked him why he was so happy.

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Many musicians struggle, but even so, Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz is an extraordinary case. 

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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?

Residents can drop off unused and unwanted prescription drugs at a number of locations around the community this weekend.  

The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its seventh annual event to collect leftover medicines.

Milwaukee Reports Big Decrease in Teen Pregnancies

Oct 24, 2013
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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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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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Depression affects nearly one in ten Americans at some point in their lifetimes.

Can Science Explain the Benefits of Meditation?

Sep 27, 2013
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Among the films being featured at this year's Milwaukee Film Festival is a documentary called “Free the Mind."

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