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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Three candidates are running to fill a vacant seat on the state Supreme Court; Wisconsinites will hit the polls tomorrow to pick their two favorite candidates to run in the April general election.

What you need to know about Tuesday’s elections

Voters will trudge through the rain tomorrow to cast their ballots to fill a newly vacant seat on the state Supreme Court. In an off-year election without much publicity, The Daily Cardinal is here to help students figure out how they can cast their ballot.

Clinics involved in the research trial saw an 11 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions, while those not participating saw an 8 percent increase.

Researchers reduce opioid prescriptions by 8 percent at UW Health clinics

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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