Health - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Top Stories

Read More

Advanced Emergency Care: Rock County EMS react to new state statute Video included

EVANSVILLE (WKOW) -- Rural ambulance companies under a new state law can administer advanced care without waiting around for other qualified personnel to get to the scene.   "It's a big step forward for the state," Evansville EMS Chief Jamie Kessenich said.  The first responder also serves as a Lieutenant for Janesville Fire.  She has the advanced skills necessary to save lives, but until Act 97, her hands were tied.  She could only p... More>>

Cuba City family warns of buying bath bombs after scare Video included

Mom Molly LaRue still can't believe her girls were hurt by something they use all the time.

More>>

Madison Water Utility determining how salt ends up in Well 14 Video included

Madison Water Utility officials think they may know what's hurting water quality in a local neighborhood. 

More>>

Thursday is the last day for Medicare fall open enrollment; avoid making a mistake Video included

Medicare fall open enrollment began in mid-October, so you may have taken care of this already.  If not, Thursday, December 7 is the final day you can add or change your Part C, Advantage Plan, or Part D, prescription drug coverage.   

More>>

STUDY: Eating cheese could reduce risk of stroke, heart disease Video included

A new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition said that eating a small amount of cheese every day could limit your risk of stroke and heart disease.  

More>>

Local group helps people sign up for 2018 Healthcare Open Enrollment Video included

Covering Wisconsin is a Madison-based organization that is ready to assist people who need to sign up before the December 15, 2017 healthcare open enrollment deadline.

More>>

What's Going Around: Hearing problems from hunting Video included

Dr. Naomi Lever is an audiologist with UnityPoint Health-Meriter's Monona Clinic and she has seen a lot of hunters come in recently with hearing problems. 

More>>

Wisconsin high school cracks down on e-cigs while doctors worry about vaping dangers Video included

Parents at one Wisconsin school are being warned about the dangers of students vaping or using electronic cigarettes. 

More>>

What's going around: Croup Video included

This week, doctors are saying they're seeing more cases of croup. 

More>>

Doctor shortage could impact rural areas in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) released a report Tuesday that predicts by 2035, we could be 4,000 doctors short of what's really needed in the state.

More>>

Powered by Frankly