The most common misconception about flu shots is that the vaccination makes patients sick, and that simply is not true, said Jen Weadge, public nurse at the Rock County Public Health Department.
The future of Rock Haven, Rock County's nursing home, could be in the crosshairs if county officials create a new committee to study it.
Two local state legislators from opposite sides of the political aisle are working together to make health services delivered by phone or computer more accessible to Medicaid recipients.
The Rock County Human Services Department's Crisis Intervention Unit is crafting a plan for corrective action in the wake of an investigation into the county's handling of a suicidal teenager.
Rock County and outgoing program provider CESA 2 both criticized each other for how they handled contract negotiations for the Birth to 3 Program. The messy split ends a 39-year partnership.
Gov. Tony Evers told The Gazette that free clinics such as Open Arms in Elkhorn are valuable because they serve hidden needs within the health care system.
The state Department of Health Services is investigating the Rock County Human Services Department in the wake of a Milton teen's suicide.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville soon will become the first regulated spot in Rock County for residents to donate breast milk.
A phishing scam led to the exposure of some personal information of Medicare beneficiaries by a Mercyhealth vendor, Mercyhealth says.
Increased demand for plastic surgery and the desire to keep up with cutting-edge technology has spurred a $15.3 million renovation and expansion project at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center.
Walworth County recently received a $1.8 million grant to expand family drug treatment court, hire a coordinator to handle the program and add a clinical person to offer more family-based services.
SHINE announced Wednesday a five-day test showed a particle accelerator not only meets but exceeds the output the company would need for full-scale production.
The Jefferson County medical examiner on Monday identified the Elkhorn doctor from Aurora Health Center who died during what police called a “medical event” during the Lake Mills Triathlon.
Donn Trielhoff of Cambridge was the first patient to benefit from Mercyhealth's new warming equipment after a March 27 kayaking accident in Badfish Creek.
Ashley Friis and her fiance, Josh Groetken, are recovering after Groetken donated his kidney to Friis last month.
Immunizations are not required for enrollment in UW System schools, but that doesn't mean system health directors aren't pushing for them.
Both of Janesville's hospitals were recognized with Safety Net Partner of the Year awards from the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
Rock County has signed an offer to buy the vacant Pick ‘n Save building on Janesville’s south side and plans to turn the former grocery store into a new human services complex.
Some people in Rock County think ticks—especially deer ticks— that carry Lyme disease are contained in the northern, wooded part of the state, but that's not true, Rick Wietersen, environmental health director for the Rock County Public Health Department.
The estate of a Janesville woman is suing Dean/St. Mary's for a 2016 medical incident.
After years of research, Rock County this week launched an interactive online nitrate risk-tracking tool that estimates nitrate contamination hazards in groundwater by address.
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed two-year state budget would pour $64 million into Rock County for health care programs, according to data estimates released by his office Tuesday.
State Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, has co-authored a bill that would eliminate vaccination waivers based solely on personal beliefs, according to a news release.
Thanks to a state grant, Rock County soon will have a new family drug treatment court for parents whose children have been taken by Child Protective Services.
Rock County residents looking to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs will have multiple opportunities Saturday during National Drug Take-Back Day.
Programs to help people manage chronic pain, promote healthy eating and prevent youth vaping received 2019 mini-grants from SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville.
Despite tight regulations, Janesvillians can buy a derivative of cannabis locally called CBD, or cannabidiol. But laws on CBD are still hazy.
Warnings about kids eating lead paint chips might seem like a thing of the past, but health officials say lead poisoning is still a problem, particularly in Rock County.
Three Rock County social service agencies agreed Friday to work together to improve the way they address family violence.
Ashley Friis has been searching for a kidney donor for nearly two years. It's the second time in her 31-year old life that she has needed a kidney transplant.
Paul McNamara offered his canine first aid training to a packed room of Rock County first responders Friday at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville.
The immunization waiver rate in Rock County schools dropped this year to the lowest since the 2012-13 school year, said Dave Pluymers.
Comprehensive Community Services is an expanding Rock County treatment program for those with mental health or substance-use disorders, and it's entirely funded by Medicaid.
A complaint made to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shortly following Jim Brieske's death prompted the agency to launch an investigation into Mercyhealth's compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.
Nearly three years after a nearly fatal car accident, Austin Neuhaus met one of the men who helped save his life.
At a memorial service Monday afternoon, Tonya Ramsey spoke to about 20 people, many who have lost loved ones to addiction.
Mercyhealth Virtual Visit lets patients connect to primary care providers for on-demand visits using a computer, smartphone or tablet, according to a news release.
St. Mary's 10-in-10 program offers participants the opportunity to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks but it is not a group workout class or crash diet, Megan Timm said.
"The whole idea of foster care and adoption it is not anything that could be made into a Hallmark movie," Kent said. "You don’t adopt and put a bow on it and everything is happily ever after. Adopting is not the hardest part, it (the hardest part) is moving forward."
A woman who underwent bowel surgery is suing the surgeon, saying he neglected to tell her that the procedure could include removal of her ovaries.
Mercyhealth's Riverside Campus is a six-story, 563,000 sq. foot facility on 263 acres of land off Interstate 90/39 in Rockford. It sits 29 miles-- about a 34-minute drive-- from Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center, Janesville.
Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change has been named a Champion of Youth Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health.
A woman who immigrated to the United States to play tennis ended up with a gun in her hand at a Janesville drugstore last June.
The state Department of Health Services announced last week Rock County will be one of 15 counties awarded $20,000 grants to enhance mental health crisis intervention services, according to a news release.