Overdose deaths as the result of prescription opioid use rose 600 percent in Wisconsin from 2000 to 2016, according to the Department of Health Services.However, UW-Madison researchers think they have developed a program to curb overdose-related deaths in the state by laying out guidelines for when and how doctors should prescribe opioids.“Reducing the overall supply (of opioids) is important from the population health perspective,” Dr. Randall Brown, an associate professor of family medicine, told the Wisconsin State Journal.The program includes mental health screening to identify and properly treat patients who may be at a higher risk for opioid addiction as a result of conditions such as depression and yearly urine tests.
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On Jan. 26, a Sam’s Club located at 7050 Watts Road on the west side of Madison was one of 63 warehouse stores of its kind chosen to shut down.
Dane County Regional Airport announced plans Wednesday to begin phase one of a $25 million terminal modernization plan.
SSFC members took a tour of UHS Thursday.
Continuing its effort to connect students to mental health and motivational resources, University Health Services has created a portal designed to build resilience within students and foster campus connections.YOU@WISC — which will help students connect with tools, content and resources specific to UW-Madison student life — is centered around three main themes: succeed, thrive and matter. Each theme encompasses approximately seven interactive modules focusing on aspects of campus life ranging from campus involvement to professional development.
A former UW-Madison employee allegedly stole over $100,000 from the Division of University Housing, university officials said Thursday.The former UW-Madison Housing employee allegedly stole over $100,000 in cash and property from the university for over a two-and-a-half-year period, an internal investigation from the division of housing revealed.
Wisconsin students who want to attend UW-Madison and have a family income of $56,000 or less are now eligible to have four years of tuition and segregated fees covered by the university, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced Thursday.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced Bucky's Tuition Promise Thursday.
Madison Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Associated Bank on Monroe Street, according to a WiscAlert issued Thursday morning.
When David Rossing finished graduate school and began driving for Union Cab in 2010, it was a temporary job while he looked for a tenured position at a university.
The Common Application is a win for both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and prospective college students, according to UW-Madison officials, as it increases the number of applications received while decreasing the amount of time spent applying.Of the 42,627 freshmen who applied to UW-Madison for the 2018-2019 school year domestic non-resident applicants rose 29 percent, while Wisconsin resident applicants only increased by six percent.
Gov. Scott Walker spoke to students at the College Republicans spring kick-off event, intending to mobilize young conservatives in the midst of a potentially difficult state election cycle.
As state Republicans hope to standardize wage and benefit laws across Wisconsin, Democrats are pushing to give more power to localities.
When a city-funded review of the Madison Police Department was published in December, the work toward police reform had taken its first step.Last week, the department and the city attorney released their official response to the study, furthering the process even more.
In an effort to boost students’ career prospects, UW-Madison opens new career center for College of Letters & Science
In an attempt to counter perceptions that its majors are unemployable, UW-Madison’s College of Letters and Science celebrated the grand opening of its new career center, SuccessWorks, Wednesday evening.The career center, located on the third floor of the University Book Store, aims to connect L&S students with mentors and alumni who will help prepare them for professional success after graduation through workshops, mock interviews and internship events.
The Wisconsin Union announced Wednesday that they will soon accept food stamps at Badger Market in Union South.
UW-Madison professors and a former government official met with community members Tuesday in Memorial Union to discuss free speech and its impact and importance at UW-Madison.The debate was hosted by Ideas on Trial — a nonpartisan student group that promotes debate on issues relating to students — and featured UW-Madison professors Kathleen Culver and Howard Schweber, as well as former Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin Kevin St. John.
Despite an ongoing tuition freeze for in-state students, the UW System regents are proposing increases for non-resident and graduate students that would raise tuition by hundreds of dollars at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout.
First-year representatives serving the Associated Students of Madison will end their terms early after the body voted to cut their terms short Tuesday night.
The future of alcohol sales in Madison was again the center of debate at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting as council members differed from Mayor Paul Soglin.Contentious discussion began when the council held a public hearing over a new liquor license for Chen’s Dumpling House on the 500-block of State Street.