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Giuliani says Trump will likely start preparing for a sit-down with Robert Mueller. Also on the rundown: A new report says SNAP changes would require a massive expansion of bureaucracy; and in the West, there's a win for sage grouse.

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Public News Service - WI: Health Issues

Advocates of Wisconsin's SeniorCare program say it fills in gaps in Medicare Part D coverage and is easier to navigate; but mostly, it saves money on prescription costs. (Chris Potter/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's popular SeniorCare program is up for renewal this year, and advocates are pushing to have it secured through 2028. Ten years is the longest federal waiver available to keep the program going. About 92,000 lower-income Wisconsinites age 65 and older are enrolled in

The American Heart Association says 80 percent of cardiac events in women can be prevented with healthy choices in diet, fitness, and lifestyle. (AHA)

APPLETON, Wis. – Every 38 seconds, someone dies from cardiovascular disease, and heart disease is the number one killer of women. This Friday is National Wear Red Day, meant to draw attention to American Heart Month. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement promotes aware

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says 20 veterans commit suicide every day. The Green Alert bill now in the Wisconsin Legislature would alert the community of a missing veteran. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – For 18 days last spring, U.S. Air Force veteran Corey Adams of Milwaukee was missing, but it took eight days before he met the criteria to warrant an official law enforcement search. Adams' body was recovered in a pond just a mile from his home. His family, which notified aut

Wisconsin's neighboring states, all of which opted for full Medicaid expansion, are doing better in getting people health insurance than the Badger State is. (University of Omaha)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin has seen mixed results from a four-year experiment of partially expanding Medicaid, which in Wisconsin is called BadgerCare. According to a report from Kids Forward, the partial-expansion experiment has put a huge dent in the number of uninsured state residents. Jo

Holiday partygoers can avoid a very expensive drive home by availing themselves of a wide array of alternative transportation options offered in Wisconsin. (Gilman Halsted, Wisconsin State Patrol)

MADISON, Wis. – From now through New Year's Day, holiday parties can present the temptation to drive after you've done too much celebrating. Again this year, the Wisconsin State Patrol is running its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Law enforcement presence will be beefed up from n

Winter presents a special set of driving challenges, and experts say this is the time to make sure your vehicle is ready for what's ahead. (AARP)

MADISON, Wis. – Although the first sub-zero frigid blast has yet to hit Wisconsin, we all know that sooner or later it's coming. That's why auto experts say the best time to make sure your vehicle is ready for cold temperatures and snow is now. Wintry weather takes a real toll on vehicles,

The holiday season can bring happiness, joy and stress, but experts say there are many ways to reduce the stressful aspects. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – With family gatherings, shopping and holiday parties, this can be a very joyful season. But the holidays often include a lot of stress, which can put a damper on the joyful parts. Some of the stress is unnecessarily self-inflicted, says Christine Whelan, a clinical professo

Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in the deer herd in 24 Wisconsin counties. The disease is progressive and always fatal. (WI DNR)

MADISON, Wis. – With the nine-day gun deer hunt now under way in Wisconsin, it's expected half a million hunters will take to the woods. If recent trends continue, nearly 100,000 of these hunters will take a deer. Several state agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources and th

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