2016 DHS News Releases

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

December 30, 2016
Beginning with the celebration of the new year, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers these tips to help you be safe if you drink alcohol any day of the year: Wait until age 21 . The youth and young adult brain, heart, and liver aren’t developed enough to appropriately process the...
December 28, 2016
Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are urging people to take precautions. Simple steps, including getting a flu shot, help protect against the flu . There have been 161 influenza cases to date this flu season, and 95 influenza-associated hospitalizations, including 8 children and 78...
December 22, 2016
If you are among the Wisconsin residents who consider raw ground beef sandwiches (known as “Cannibal” or “Tiger Meat” sandwiches) a holiday tradition , the Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind you that consuming raw or undercooked meat can be dangerous to your health. Cannibal or...
December 6, 2016
Many Wisconsin residents use schools' winter breaks as a time to take a break from the Wisconsin winter. The Department of Health Services (DHS) wants to remind travelers of precautions they should take, especially if their trip is taking them to an area where the Zika virus is spreading. "The...
November 16, 2016
Fewer Wisconsin youth are smoking cigarettes than ever before, but more of them are reporting using e-cigarettes, according to the 2016 Youth Tobacco Survey, a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The survey found 8.1 percent of Wisconsin’s high school students are...
November 11, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has partnered with three UW Student-Athletes, to help encourage people to protect themselves and others this flu season, by getting a flu shot. “The flu can be deadly, particularly for infants and children, and those with other serious health issues...
November 10, 2016
State health officials say there’s hope that the death and disability from the misuse and abuse of opioids can be reduced through actions everyone can take to save lives. Hope : Five steps to protect health and safety. Talk with a health care professional about other ways to manage pain Never take...
October 31, 2016
A unique, collaborative effort designed to improve outcomes for residents of Wisconsin assisted living facilities has been chosen for a national award. The Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) recognized the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (...
October 21, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced today that grants of $3.375 million will support 12 new residents working in rural and underserved areas of the state beginning July 1, 2017. The four new grants build on partnerships developed since implementation of the DHS Graduate Medical...

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