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1 killed, 2 missing, 11 injured in Didion mill explosion, officials say

Channel 3000
UW Hospital in Madison confirmed there are five patients there. Four of those patients are being treated in the burn center and one is being treated in the trauma and life support center.


1 killed, 2 missing, 11 injured in Didion mill explosion, officials say

Channel 3000
UW Hospital in Madison confirmed there are five patients there. Four of those patients are being treated in the burn center and one is being treated in the trauma and life support center.

UPDATE: Crews search for 2 workers after fatal blast

NBC 15
UW Hospital has five patients from the explosion that were airlifted to the hospital, according to UW Health Communications.

Explosion in Cambria

WKOW
UW Hospital in Madison says four of its five patients from the explosion in Cambria are in the burn center.

New analysis finds lower systolic blood pressure can reduce heart disease and death

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
James Stein, a professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, said there still is controversy over what are optimal blood pressure levels.

Is chronic sleep deprivation impairing President Trump's brain, performance?

USA Today
"I don’t think we know of any cognition function that isn’t affected by sleep deprivation,"  added Cirelli, a physician who directs the Wisconsin Center for Sleep and Consciousness and is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's medical school.

Andy North & Friends gear up for annual golf tournament

WKOW
North received treatment at the UW Carbone Cancer center and has helped raise more than $8 million with this event over the past eight years.

Alzheimer's disease deaths rise 55 percent in last 15 years

Channel 3000
“That deaths are increasing is important. It shows that we haven’t made much progress in Alzheimer’s prevention or effective treatment,” said Dr. Cynthia Carlsson, a geriatric specialist with UW Health.

5.5K Patients Affected in Children’s Mercy Security Incident

Health IT Security
On March 16, 2017, University of Wisconsin Madison (UW) Health suffered a security breach potentially affecting the information of 2,036 patients, according to a WKOW report.

By serving antibiotic-free meat, Wisconsin hospitals try to keep superbugs at Bay

My Informs
Every year, University Hospital in Madison has two or three cases where antibiotics just don’t work.

Driver airlifted from one-vehicle crash near Portage

Portage Daily Register
Shortly after arrival, EMTs requested a Medflight be brought in to fly the victim from the scene to UW Hospital in Madison.

Family laments 'senseless' death of 33-year-old Madison man

Wisconsin State Journal
Mike died at UW Hospital after being shot in his residence at Ridgewood Apartments on Northport Drive.

Man dies from shooting at North Side apartment, Madison police say

Madison.com
The man who was shot had been taken to UW Hospital, according to the 911 Center.

2-year-old bitten by wolf

Channel 3000
She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, and was flown to UW Hospital in Madison.

19-year-old found in hay field after rollover crash, officials say

Channel 3000
Herreid was taken to Gunderson Hospital in Baraboo and later to UW Hospital in Madison, according to the release. Herreid was in stable condition when she was taken to Madison. 

Regional and National Medical and Health News

Exact Sciences shares soar as United Healthcare says it will cover colon cancer test

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Shares of Madison-based Exact Sciences Corp. soared nearly 12% Wednesday after United Healthcare said it would cover the company's Cologuard colon cancer screening test, effective July 1.

Express Scripts Sues Maker of Overdose Drug, Intensifying Feud

New York Times
A company that manages prescription drug plans for tens of millions of Americans has sued a tiny drug maker that makes an emergency treatment for heroin and painkiller overdoses, increasing the tension between the companies that make drugs and those that decide whether they should be covered.