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Public News Service - WI: Health Issues

AARP says 580,000 Wisconsinites are unpaid caregivers for a family member. (Matt Curdy/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - While a new scorecard from AARP ranks the Badger State sixth in the nation in serving older adults and people with disabilities, it indicates that things could be done to improve the lot of family caregivers. The vast majority of older Wisconsinites want to live independently, at ho

Women still are far more likely than men to get regular medical checkups. (BrooksCraft/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - According to the Men's Health Network, there is a silent health crisis in America: On average, American men are sicker and die younger than American women. June is Men's Health Month, and Dr. Patrick Remington, associate dean for public health at the University of Wisconsin's School

90 percent of people whose hearts suddenly stop die if they don't get CPR. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. – Every year more than 350,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest in a location other than a hospital, and for every one of them, survival depends on someone immediately stepping up to administer CPR. According to the American Heart Association, almost 90 percent of people who

The head of a Wisconsin children's advocacy group says President Donald Trump's budget proposal runs counter to the state's motto. (WI Dept. of Administration)

MADISON, Wis. – Groups that advocate for children are voicing concerns that President Donald Trump's budget proposal slashes funding for nutrition, health care and other programs that help hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites meet basic needs. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin calls the

Democrats in the state legislature think Wisconsinites should have health-care coverage regardless of what happens in Washington. (Universal Image Group/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. - As Republicans in Washington continue to pursue their "repeal and replace" strategy regarding the Affordable Care Act with the introduction of the American Health Care Act, Wisconsin Democrats have introduced a series of bills they call the Wisconsin Health Care Protection Package.

Lung cancer kills more than 400 people every day. (Dave-Les Jacobs/GettyImages)

RACINE, Wis. – Only about 18 percent of lung cancer cases among women are diagnosed early, when the disease is most treatable and survival rates are five times higher. This is National Women's Lung Health Week, which aims to raise greater awareness of the disease. Lung cancer survivor Sand

Every four minutes, stroke claims a life. Knowing the warning signs is important. (Siphotography/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Not too long ago, insurance executive Scott Kowalski was driving from Green Bay to his home in Madison. He went into his house and had a stroke, with absolutely no warning. May is American Stroke Month. The American Stroke Association says stroke is the number two killer wo

A Wisconsin legislator says urban and rural lawmakers should come together to address the state's most persistent health issues. (JamieWilson, iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – While poverty and poor health are factors in both rural and urban Wisconsin, the most recent figures show Milwaukee's poverty rate is 29 percent. State Sen. Lena Taylor, a Milwaukee Democrat, says 23,000 Milwaukeeans live in food deserts, inner city neighborhoods with few fre

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