January 9, 2018


Wisconsin's Infant Mortality For African-Americans Highest In Nation

By: Shamane Mills | WPR | January 5, 2018

African-American babies born in Wisconsin die before age 1 at a higher rate than any other state in the nation, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bill would allow tax-preferred long-term care funds

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | January 7, 2018

Wisconsin residents could set up long-term care funds in a manner similar to the Edvest college savings plan, under a bill with bipartisan support expected to have a public hearing soon.

Lack of federal funding could impact local health programs

By: Samantha Hernandez, USA Today Network-WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette | January 5, 2018

GREEN BAY - Programs that provide free and low-cost health and dental care in Green Bay could be in jeopardy if federal funding is not renewed by the end of March.

How should Milwaukee provide care when mental illness becomes an emergency?

By: Guy Boulton | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | January 6, 2018

About 8,000 times this year — roughly 22 times a day — people in the Milwaukee area will suffer psychiatric episodes so severe they’ll end up in the emergency department at the Mental Health Complex in Wauwatosa.


Millennials flock to nursing, staving off shortage

By: Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star | USA Today | January 6, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — Millennials are saving the nursing profession.  Facing a potential shortage due to Baby Boomers retiring, nursing has welcomed an unexpected surge of Millennials entering the field.

Brush With Death Leads Doctor To Focus On Patient Perspective 

By: Michelle Andrews | NPR | January 3, 2018

The searing abdominal pain came on suddenly while Dr. Rana Awdish was having dinner with a friend. Soon she was lying in the back seat of the car racing to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where Awdish was completing a fellowship in critical care.

Republicans face a fresh fight over Obamacare: Repeal it or repair it?

By: Deirdre Shesgreen | USA Today | January 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans will open their 2018 legislative agenda wrangling over a politically dicey and very familiar issue: Obamacare.

Healthcare Job Growth Robust in 2017

By: John Commins | HealthLeaders Media | January 5, 2018

On average, healthcare created 25,000 jobs each month in 2017. Even though that pace is off from 2016, the sector remains the most power job creator in the U.S. economy.

Already ‘Moderately Severe,’ Flu Season in U.S. Could Get Worse

By: Donald G. McNeil, Jr. | The New York Times | January 8, 2018

This winter’s flu season is turning into a “moderately severe” one that might get worse because of an imperfect vaccine and steady cold weather, flu experts and public health officials said this week.

New Shingles Vaccine Is Cost Effective

By: Nicholas Bakalar | The New York Times | January 4, 2018

The new shingles vaccine is expensive, but worth it, according to a new analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Remember Trump’s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant

By: Margot Sanger-Katz | The New York Times | January 5, 2018

When President Trump claimed last week that “I know the details of health care better than most, better than most,” it now appears he had a point in at least one area.

In a turf battle for organs, a policy review rattles the national transplant system

By: Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times | La Crosse Tribune | January 6, 2018

Tethered to a breathing machine at a Manhattan hospital, 21-year-old Miriam Holman would die without a lung transplant. But her odds of finding a suitable organ were especially low in New York, where waiting times are among the longest in the country.

How to Prevent Falls

By: Jane E. Brody | The New York Times | January 8, 2018

It’s that time of year again when safety-conscious organizations issue cautionary tales about preventing falls and, failing that, protecting against serious injury when suddenly descending unintentionally from the vertical.


HSHS President to Chair State Board

By: Greg Sapp | KJ Country 102.3 | January 3, 2018

Mary Starmann-Harrison, F.A.C.H.E., president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, has been elected chair-elect of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2018 Board of Trustees.

SSM Health now owns Monroe Clinic, Agnesian Healthcare in Fond du Lac

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | January 5, 2017

SSM Health, which includes St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Dean Clinic and hospitals in Baraboo and Janesville, now owns Monroe Clinic and Agnesian HealthCare, which includes the hospitals in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun.

Froedtert South, Anthem make agreement official

By: Staff | Kenosha News | January 5, 2018

Local residents who have been concerned by newspaper advertisements concerning the possible loss of doctors in their network during contract negotiations between Froedtert South and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield can officially breathe a sigh of relief.