Author: Dave Delozier

Active shooter incidents are case studies for law enforcement

Police to study Las Vegas active shooter case

While investigators work to determine how and why a gunman opened fire on concert goers in Las Vegas, Nevada, long-term law enforcement will examine the case to develop best practices for dealing with future active shooters.

Fentanyl risk causes change to MPD K-9 use

K-9s won't be used if fentanyl is suspected

Because of the growing risk fentanyl has for police K-9s during drug searches, the Madison Police Department is exercising more caution in their use and, in some cases, not allowing the dogs to be involved.

Flu season starting early in Wisconsin

Active flu season in Australia seen as predictor

Eight influenza-related hospitalizations have occurred in Wisconsin since Sept. 1 and health officials are concerned a very active flu season in the Southern Hemisphere could be a predictor of a similar situation here.

Robotic knee replacement improves precision of surgery

Goal is to improve outcomes for patients

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common medical procedures among Medicare patients.  The co-director of the UW Joint Replacement Program has helped develop a robotic assisted procedure to improve the outcomes of those surgeries.

9-year-old helps pioneer new leukemia therapy

FDA gives approval to unique new therapy

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to a new leukemia therapy this week it marked the end of research and clinical trials years in the making.

WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY IS INCREASING

SPIKE IN REPORTS OF DEAD BIRDS WITH WEST NILE

With an upcoming holiday weekend health officials are cautioning people about an increase in West Nile VIrus (WNV) activity in Dane County.

Psychedelic drug being looked at to treat PTSD

Clinical trial shows success in treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has deemed MDMA a "breakthrough therapy" in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, putting it on a fast track for possible approval.

Photographer plans to capture eclipse he lost 38 years ago

Film of eclipse was accidentally exposed

When a total solar eclipse occurs on Monday, Tom Seaton plans to shoot 700 photographs of the event.  It will mark the end of a 38-year wait to capture images of an eclipse that were lost to an accident.

Warning issued over counterfeit eclipse glasses

Counterfeits may not protect eyes

Millions of Americans will use solar eclipse glasses to safely observe next Monday's event.  There is concern however that some will unknowingly be using counterfeit glasses that don't offer adequate protection.