health

'The Sound of Life': Woman Lives with Artificial Heart

Sep 6, 2013
Froedtert Hospital

 

Heart failure was plaguing a young Wisconsin mom named Kathleen Shores when she flat-lined in Froedtert Hospital's ICU last year.

Surgeon Cuts Out Heart, So Patient Can Live

Sep 5, 2013
Business Journal of Milwaukee/Wisconsin Hospital Association

Increasingly, heart transplants are being delayed, and heart failure patients are being saved by mechanical devices.

Taking the Pulse of Heart Failure

Sep 4, 2013
Robert Swatski/Flickr

As heart disease remains leading cause of death for men and women across the country, increasingly more people are suffering from heart failure.

Wisconsin should create written guidelines for where it houses sexually violent offenders, according to the Legislative Audit Bureau.

The Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner's office has okayed the participation of 13 insurance companies in the new federal marketplace. Now they need federal approval.

The U.S. has not allowed gay men to donate blood since the 1980s - when HIV and AIDS cases grew, because gay men had a higher rate of infection than the general population.

Deaf-Blind Milwaukee Woman Pens Inspiring Life Story

Aug 2, 2013
prweb.com

The Director Emeritus of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons says disabled people have the ability to live independent lives.

The Milwaukee Health Department has applied more than 2,200 doses of mosquito larvicide to catch basins across the city, to help prevent West Nile virus.

Bottle vs. Breast: The New Mommy Wars

Jul 31, 2013
James Stewart/Flickr

Breastfeeding advocates say "breast is best" - but does the movement leave other moms out in the cold?

Bartolotta Restaurants

For decades, Joe Bartolotta helped build up some of the area's top restaurants - only to fear he wouldn't be around to see their success.

Boswell Book Company

"In the 20th century, medicine was strictly concerned with treating illnesses. The medicine of the 21st century is about wellness."

mrd00dman/Flickr

A researcher taps the members of a local-based organization to learn more about the genetics of obesity.

An Aurora Health Care patient has been diagnosed with bacteria that can kill up to half of the patients who become infected.

With big health care changes looming on the state and federal levels, Milwaukee's free clinics are bracing for confusion and to be needed, like never before, even though supporters of each change say it's designed to serve the most vulnerable.

Omar Barcena/Flickr

A new report shows 71.5% of Wisconsin children on Medicaid did not see a dentist in 2011.

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