The use of e-cigarettes and similar technologies is not just a nuisance but a health concern, particularly for young people, says Jason Knott, principal of Evansville High School.
Paul Miller's family is suing Rock County over a Feb. 26 accident that fatally injured Miller while he was riding in a Rock County Transit van.
Someone taken under an emergency detention in Walworth County is likely to spend hours in the emergency room waiting for an open bed at an out-of-county psychiatric facility. More time in the back of a squad car comes after that, all while the subject is handcuffed.
Walworth County is poised to begin construction on a two-story, 77,500-square-foot health and human services building this year.
For about 18 months, Stephanie Smiley participated in a master's program run through the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, California. She earned a Master of Arts degree in security studies.
A Walworth County group is offering free Narcan training next week in Elkhorn to “fight against the opioid epidemic, which is destroying our communities,” according to a news release.
At a panel discussion on the opioid crisis Thursday night, Brandon Cook said he tried to end his life with a heroin overdose six years ago.
The Rock County Aging and Disability Resource Center has partnered with various local agencies on the Purple Tube Project, an initiative that helps both the families of people with memory loss and first responders.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville has received the highest safety rating for the third consecutive year from the Leapfrog Group, according to a news release.
Mercyhealth Evansville Clinic was honored Monday by the state Department of Health Services and the Rock County Public Health Department for vaccinating children.
The county saw 10 days categorized as "orange days" for high ozone-- the primary ingredient in smog-- between 2014 and 2016, according to the report. The weighted average between 2014 and 2016 was 3.3, the minimum average to receive an F.
A seven-person panel charged with offering insight into the opioid epidemic said every person risks becoming addicted, from teenagers to senior citizens, and the reasons for abusing drugs vary widely.
Jessica Sather is one of 830 nursing assistants in Rock County, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job is second in health care employment to registered nurses and will become even more important as the local population ages.
A Walworth County judge Wednesday ordered a town of Bloomfield man to effectively spend the rest of his life in a mental health institution for throwing explosives out of his car in November.
Meryhealth participated Monday in Pause to Give Life, a statewide event to honor organ donors and raise awareness about donation.
On Wednesday—three years and 10 days after Trickett Wendler of Milton died at age 41—Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin’s own Right To Try bill in honor of the mother who suffered from ALS.
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville has been named one of America's best hospitals for obstetrics and emergency care by Women's Choice Award, a referral service.
The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services is promoting safety for seniors at several free open houses this year.
The Rock County Public Health Department has hired its first epidemiologist to study the root causes of health issues that continue to dog Rock County, including obesity and sexually transmitted infections.
The 2018 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps ranked Rock County as 58th out of 72 counties in the state for health outcomes and 65th for health factors.
The Mercyhealth Association of Volunteers will accept scholarship applications until April 1 for those pursuing a career in health care.
Since the MD-1 program started in 2013, Rock County first responders have seen an increase in on-scene resuscitation and more cases of cardiac arrest survival, said Jay MacNeal, director of emergency medicine at Mercyhealth.
Beloit Regional Hospice offers free grief support groups to any adult who needs help coping after the death of a loved one, said Britney Mckay, spokesperson for Beloit Regional Hospice.
Years after her breast cancer diagnosis, Bonnie Robinson and the Edgerton Hospital Capital Campaign is raising money to bring 3D digital mammography to Edgerton Hospital.
Tori Cavanaugh, who has struggled with an eating disorder, will teach a free yoga class this month to promote body awareness and acceptance.
Leaders at the public health departments for Walworth and Rock counties are hoping new full-time staffers solely dedicated to the opioid crisis can align efforts to combat the drug’s impact.
Edgerton Hospital will host its tenth annual Wear Red Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the hospital to raise awareness for heart disease in women.
This year’s flu season is more serious and widespread than in recent years. But almost a century ago, residents of Rock County faced a rampant killer in the form of a particularly deadly influenza. People could be healthy in the morning and dead by evening.
Friday's Summit on Youth Mental Health, hosted by Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, was organized to teach people how to address mental health issues in youth.
Rock Steady Boxing, a program that helps people with Parkinson's improve their quality of life, will come to Beloit in February.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital started seeing shortages of IV bags after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, said Brenda Klahn, infection specialist at St. Mary’s.
Janesville police say the record number of overdose deaths in the city last year had one common denominator: a drug called fentanyl.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville will accept proposals for community partnership grants again in 2018 after a successful inaugural year, said Angie Sullivan, community education specialist.
Edgerton Care Center will provide telemedicine, a virtual health care service that allows physicians to consult with and treat patients via video chat, to all its patients starting in February 2018.
Sisters Mary Koller and Traci Shekhani, patient navigators at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville, have worked on Christmas Day at least half of their 20 years in healthcare.
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.