August 30, 2016

Doctor shortage could impact rural areas in Wisconsin

By: Jennifer Kliese | WKOW TV | August 23, 2016

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's population is aging and growing faster than our medical schools can train doctors to care for us all.

New study projects physician shortage in Wisconsin

By: Staff | WRN | August 23, 2016

Faced with an aging population and other factors – such as harsh winter weather – a new report forecasts that Wisconsin may see a shortage of more than 2,000 physicians by 2030. The Wisconsin Hospital Association says much is being done now to avert that deficit.

Meriter to resume dental care for special needs patients

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | August 25, 2016

UnityPoint Health-Meriter plans to resume sedation dentistry for special needs patients next month, at least partly replacing a service lost when Meriter closed its Max Pohle Dental Clinic in June 2015.

Wisconsin ACOs see mixed performance last year

By: Polo Rocha | WisBusiness | August 30, 2016

The accountable care organization tied to Independent Physicians Network, Inc. once again was the top ACO in the state, according to new federal data.

Health insurers propose steep increases on exchange next year

By: David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal | August 25, 2016

Dane County insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act exchange are proposing double-digit premium increases for next year as they adjust to the realities of the federal online marketplace.

Feds say marketplace plans will remain affordable as insurers propose hikes

By: Polo Rocha | WisBusiness | August 25, 2016

The feds are countering criticisms that plans will be too expensive for consumers next year.

Haq, Rieselbach: UW, Aurora team up for urban medicine

By: Cynthia Haq and Richard Rieselbach | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | August 27, 2016

TRIUMPH program promotes health equity for disadvantaged communities.


A timeline of eye-popping drug prices

By: Liz Szabo | USA Today | August 27, 2016

The firestorm over steep price increases for the EpiPen — which can rescue people having life-threatening allergic reactions  — is just the latest in a long line of controversies over high prescription drug prices.

Hospitals see decline in charity care costs

By: Christopher Snowbeck | Star Tribune | August 22, 2016

Cost savings partly offset by nonpayers, but it frees money for prevention.

‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly

By: Anna Gorman | Kaiser Health News | August 30, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit.

Pediatricians urge states to get tough on parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids

By: Melissa Healy | The Los Angeles Times | August 29, 2016

The nation’s pediatricians are pushing back against parents who resist having their children vaccinated against a broad range of dangerous diseases by calling on states to stop offering waivers to those with non-medical objections to the practice.

All Donated Blood in U.S. Should Be Tested for Zika, F.D.A. Says

By: Catherine Saint Louis | The New York Times | August 26, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday took steps to safeguard the nation’s blood supply from the Zika virus, calling for all blood banks to screen donations for the infection even in states where the virus is not circulating.

Are Medical Websites, Like WebMD, Healthful?

By: The New York Times – Room for Debate | August 29, 2016

The internet has democratized medical knowledge, allowing people to learn about their symptoms and conditions without leaving their couch. Read the discussion.


Medical clinic planned for Park East site 

By: Tom Daykin | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | August 26, 2016

The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network will operate a $10 million clinic next to the new Milwaukee Bucks training facility, creating a large investment in downtown's Park East strip

Gundersen starts second phase of resident housing

By: Jourdan Vian | La Crosse Tribune | August 27, 2016

About four months after moving medical residents into their new digs on Eighth and Tyler streets, Gundersen Health System is moving forward with plans for a second phase.

Stoughton Hospital recognized as 1st dementia-friendly hospital in county 

By: Staff | Channel 3000 | August 29, 2016

Stoughton Hospital was recognized Monday as the first dementia-friendly hospital in Dane County.

Embracing wellness in the workplace

By: Dr. Dean Gruner | The Shawano Leader | August 27, 2016

What keeps people healthy and productive? How is disease prevented? And most importantly, why should employers care about those questions?