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St. Mary's first responders share tips for holiday safety
EMS providers at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville provided tips for how families can stay prepared for emergency situations during the holidays and year-round.
Few turn out for Janesville hearing on BadgerCare
Few turned out to speak at a state hearing Tuesday on the topic of extending a federal waiver that allows Wisconsin to administer its version of Medicaid, known as BadgerCare, instead of implementing the Medicaid expansion available through the Affordable Care Act.
Overdose prevention training offered Dec. 12
People are invited to an overdose-prevention training Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Janesville.
State seeks feedback on BadgerCare expansion
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will field public comments in Janesville on Tuesday on a state request for an extension of the BadgerCare waiver.
New contract between Mercyhealth and Aetna will expand Wisconsin coverage
Effective Jan. 1, Aetna will expand its network to include Mercyhealth's hospitals and physicians in Wisconsin, according to a news release from Aetna.
Many lack access to healthy food in Rock County
Many lack access to healthy food in Rock County
In 2015, 29 percent of Rock County residents had low access to food, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That's more than 46,000 people.
Opioids top list of controlled prescriptions in Rock County
Opioids top list of controlled prescriptions in Rock County
The three most prescribed controlled medications in Rock County are opioids, according to data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Wisconsin Farmers Union issues reminder on Obamacare enrollment
The Wisconsin Farmers Union is reminding farmers that Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace.
Janesville hospital helping smokers kick the habit
Betty Burdick is one of eight people who have completed the first Freedom From Smoking course offered at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville.
Rock County joins lawsuit against drug companies
Rock County has joined a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court. The lawsuit claims certain drug companies conspired to mislead medical authorities, resulting in the opioid addiction epidemic.