Health

DNR demands Kipp Corp. clean up PCB contamination

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Thursday sent a letter to Madison Kipp Corp., demanding that it take immediate steps to clean up contamination near its facility on Madison's east side to comply with state and federal regulations. 

UW-Madison ends La Crosse nursing program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is ending its nursing education program at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse.The UW School of Nursing dean says the university is consolidating its nursing school on the Madison campus. For the past seven years, juniors and seniors in the UW nursing program could complete their degree requirements in western Wisconsin.WXOW-TV reported Gundersen Lutheran executive Mary Lu Gerke said the health system will continue to work with local colleges to educate nurses to meet the need for health care professionals in western Wisconsin.

Aging with Grace

Just a generation or two ago, there wasn't usually much emphasis placed on personal development after a certain age. If all went well, people retired, enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and when they could no longer care for themselves they moved into a nursing home to quietly live out the remainder of their days. But today, now that Americans are living longer and enjoying greater physical health, that perception of aging is outdated.

Body Politics

A recent national funding scandal has invited criticism and scrutiny of an organization accustomed to positive press.

US Health secretary talks health care law in Madison

The Affordable Health Care Act continues to be a hot topic during this presidential campaign season, and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is visiting several cities to discuss the particulars about the law. 

Health and Human Services secretary visits Madison

Women and senior citizens in Wisconsin will get a chance to sit down with President Obama's Health and Human Services secretary Wednesday to talk about the president's planned overhaul of the nation's health care system.