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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."

'Scary' CT Scans Get Kid-Friendly Makeover

Sep 25, 2013
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Anyone whose gotten a CT scan knows how disconcerting the process can be. The machines might do excellent diagnostic work, but they also frighten many young patients.

The U.S. is inching closer to the Affordable Care Act. On October 1, people can begin signing up for health insurance plans on the new federal exchange. One goal of the law is to help make health care more affordable.

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People having a hard time sleeping often turn to munchies to deal with their insomnia. But is that healthy?

How Fast Does a Concussed Brain Heal?

Sep 9, 2013
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With football season now underway, concerns are once again heating up about how to treat head injuries.

Dr. Robert Carlier, Dr. Frederic Colas, CHU Raymond Poincaré in France

The Green Bay Packers’ season begins with a Sunday afternoon struggle against the San Francisco 49ers.  But the struggle is a different one for players who have sustained head injuries.

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