Health

GOP lawmakers try again to legalize medical marijuana

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are trying again to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep. Patrick Snyder introduced a bill Wednesday that would create a new state commission to regulate medical marijuana. Physicians who earn…

Test your home for radon, it could safe your life UW experts say

MADISON, Wis. — Experts at the UW Carbone Cancer Center say you should test for radon inside your house. Radon exposure is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Smoking is the leading cause. “When we find ways to prevent cancer, we jump at those chances,” oncologist Dr. Toby Campbell said….

Parents skipping sledding safety lessons

UNDATED (WKBT) -  It’s the time of year for winter fun, from hitting the slopes for skiing or snowboarding to hitting the hills for sledding. However, thousands of people are injured…

New campaign promotes vaccination, mask-wearing to keep Wisconsin kids in the classroom

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Gov. Tony Evers have launched a new multimedia campaign aimed at keeping kids healthy and in the classroom. The Keeping Kids Safe and in School campaign is designed to raise awareness of good health safety practices ranging from proper mask-wearing to vaccination. It will also include tools for parents, guardians…