2015 DHS News Releases

If you have any questions regarding these news releases, please call the media line at 608-266-1683.

December 29, 2015
If you’re 21 or older and choose to drink alcohol to celebrate the start of 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) urges you to have a PLAN for a healthy and safe kick-off to the New Year. P revent underage drinking. Do not offer alcohol to teens and do not allow underage drinking...
December 21, 2015
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that Wisconsin received formal approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for renewal of the SeniorCare waiver through December 31, 2018. SeniorCare, Wisconsin's prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin...
December 8, 2015
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is pleased to announce a new graduate medical education program to serve one of the most underserved areas of the state. “Data tells us that within the next few years, there will be fewer and fewer physicians serving Northwest Wisconsin,” said DHS...
November 25, 2015
Stress does not have to overcome joy this holiday season. Here are five tips from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to help you maintain emotional well-being in the weeks ahead. Know your limits. Identify situations that create stress. Prepare a plan to problem-solve for the...
November 12, 2015
As we look forward to gathering with family and friends for the holidays, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages everyone to take steps to ensure the holidays are remembered for the joy they bring, not for the illnesses shared. “The first thing we recommend is to get a flu...
October 6, 2015
Thirty years after the first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held in October 1985, the disease remains second only to lung cancer in the number of cancer deaths in women, according to state health officials. “Today, we know much more about this disease, including the importance of regular...
September 25, 2015
Matt Lepay, the voice of the Wisconsin Badgers football and basketball broadcasts, has donated his time and talent to encourage state residents get a flu shot. Lepay is featured on two public service announcements available from the Department of Health Services. “We are extremely grateful that...

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