Health Care

Health & Science
4:21 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Wisconsin Doctor Has Another Prescription for Affordable Care

Madison doctor Will Schupp, M.D.
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Madison physician Will Schupp speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Americans today begin selecting health exchanges as key parts of the health care reform legislation go into effect. 

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Economy & Business
5:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

New Healthcare Coop Targets Individuals and Small Biz

The health care exchange market was rolled out today along with several new health care insurers

People across the country in need of health insurance have new options starting Tuesday. In Milwaukee, there is a new health insurance player.

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Health & Science
6:21 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Taking the Pulse of Heart Failure

Heart failure is becoming a public health issue across the United States.
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Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Dr. Claudius Mahr, a heart failure and transplant cardiologist.

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

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Health & Science
12:03 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Research Points to Bias Against the Obese

There may be an "anti-fat attitude" among fitness health professionals.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Christy Greenleaf, an expert in so-called “obesity bias."

"Obesity bias" is a growing issue that comes from an unlikely source - the people trying to help the obese lose weight.

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Health & Science
1:57 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Milwaukee Dentist Laments City's Lack of Dental Care Access

A local dentist reflects on the state of dental care in Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews dentist Monica Hebl.

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

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Health & Science
1:27 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Policy Expert: There's a Crisis In Dental Health for Poor Kids

Too few low-income children in Wisconsin are getting proper dental care, a new report says.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Pew researcher Jane Koppelman.

A national report out this week shows Wisconsin near the bottom of the list for access that poor children have to dental care.

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Health & Science
4:12 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Getting More Men to the Doctor: What's in the Way

Local efforts are trying to get more men to take an active part in their health care.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews city health commissioner Bevan Baker, Alderman Willy Wade and men's health website founder Eric Von.

Men, by and large, are not as vigilant about getting their health concerns checked as women.

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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Health & Science
2:43 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Study: Many People Frightened to Enroll in Clinical Trials

A nurse administers light therapy to a patient in a clinical trial. This particular study included 20 cancer patients from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews researcher Kathryn Flynn on public attitudes toward clinical trials.

A new study examines why so few people are signing up to participate in medical trials.

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Health & Science
5:36 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Consumers, Employers Still Uncertain About Health Care Reform's Impact

What do doctors, patients and businesses need to know about the Affordable Care Act's provisions going forward?
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews health care attorney Barbara Zabawa.

With the largest portion of the healthcare reform bill not set to go into law until next year, new research indicates the law is already having an impact on one population.

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