The Lead Safe Homes Program, a program from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, removes lead paint, dust and soil in residents’ home.
Adults can be lead poisoned, too. Lead is a particular concern for pregnant women because exposure could harm a developing fetus. If your child has elevated lead levels, get yourself tested, too.
Replacing all Milwaukee lead service lines would take 70 years at current pace. Meanwhile, Wisconsin home lead investigations rarely test water amid focus on paint.
Health care workers are preparing for a challenging flu season after seeing an exceptionally low number of cases last year.
A number of mental health services are available for kids in Milwaukee but finding them isn’t always easy. Here are a few places to start.
Organizers of a new mobile unit say they want to increase access to ear care and hearing screenings by breaking down financial and transportation barriers.
Following the lead of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, cities in Wisconsin and elsewhere are providing residents a basic income. Will the trend grow?
Diverse and Resilient’s 414ALL program, the largest condom distributor in the city, is no longer in jeopardy of shutting down because of a lack of funding, but its leaders say it will have to scale back.
Central city neighborhoods significantly lag behind other areas in Milwaukee County when it comes to vaccination rates, according to Milwaukee Health Department data.
Doctors are urging people to resume getting cancer screenings after seeing a sharp drop-off in patients throughout the pandemic.