But ongoing research increasingly indicates that a poor diet is a risk factor for memory impairments during normal aging and increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Wisconsin Prepares for Rising Respiratory Illness Among Children
Rising respiratory illness rates — including an unseasonably early spike of respiratory syncytial virus — among children in Wisconsin is a cause of concern, according to state health officials.
What Monkeypox Outbreak? Little Planning by Colleges as Students Resume Classes
College students are heading back to campus following more than two years of a pandemic that led many schools to empty out for full semesters and later move to hybrid schedules in a struggle to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Obesity’s Inequitable Impact on Black People Exacerbates Health Disparities | Opinion
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that impacts Black people in Wisconsin and our country at higher rates than any other racial group; yet, people living with obesity have been denied access to the care they need to survive, widening disparities throughout our healthcare system.
Wisconsin to Receive $48 Million to Continue Replacing Lead Pipelines Across State
Wisconsin’s efforts to eliminate lead pipes is getting a boost of federal funding, with the state expected to receive $48 million next year to replace lead water service lines.
COVID Vaccine Approved for Children as Young as Six Months Old
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months old on Friday, June 17th.
Midterm Elections Will Determine the Fate of Abortion Rights in Wisconsin
With the midterm elections just around the corner, candidates are solidifying their stances and preparing for what will ultimately decide the direction Wisconsin heads towards in the coming years.
Health Outcomes in Wisconsin Have Improved but Lives are Lost to Drug Use Disorders
What causes the most deaths and disabilities combined in Wisconsin is drug abuse disorders at an almost 80 percent increase over the last three decades.
Agricultural Runoff an Overlooked Threat to Public Health
n Wisconsin, much of the discussions around water quality have been focused on contaminants including lead and PFAS.