News Releases: 2018

September 24, 2018
With a new flu season fast approaching , health officials are reminding people of the toll last year’s season took on Wisconsin residents, and encouraging everyone to get a flu shot to protect their families, communities, and themselves. “The dangers of the flu are real, especially for the very...
September 18, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has confirmed 16 additional cases of severe bleeding caused by the use of synthetic cannabinoids containing rat poison. That brings the total number of people affected in this outbreak to 80. The counties with confirmed cases include Dane, Milwaukee...
September 11, 2018
A program that helps opioid overdose survivors avoid another overdose and encourages them to stay engaged in treatment has expanded to cover 22 hospital emergency departments through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). ED2Recovery is managed by Wisconsin Voices for...
September 6, 2018
As parts of the state continue to face new and extended flooding conditions, it is important to remember to take care of yourself physically and mentally. Storms and floods not only damage property, they can affect your emotional well-being. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) offers...
August 30, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working to assist residents affected by severe weather throughout much of the state, including record-breaking rainfall, widespread flooding, and extreme storms including damaging straight-line winds and possible tornadoes. Governor Scott Walker...
August 29, 2018
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health is now nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), state health officials announced today. Wisconsin’s Division is now among only 200 health departments (out of 3,000) to achieve this level of quality...

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