The CDC recently reported that Wisconsin is the fourth-worst state in the U.S. for Lyme disease. Learn more about ticks and tickborne infections on today’s segment. Host Patty Peltekos talks with investigative reporter and author Mary Beth Pfeiffer about her new book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change. They discuss the rising tick population […]
What’s the nature of inequality, and how does it manifest in society? What are its effects on the health of individuals? Substitute host Bert Zipperer speaks with British epidemiologist Dr. Richard Wilkinson. Dr. Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, and he’s the co-author of the title The Spirit Level, […]
Biologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and was […]
An interdisciplinary group of UW scholars, Randall Brown (Medical School), Susan Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics), and Rachel Kornfield (School of Journalism), come together to discuss the current opioid epidemic, which is making headlines nationally, in Wisconsin, and in Madison. Moderated by Steve Paulson.
So far, this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season has produced several storms of Category 3 and higher that have devastated the Gulf Coast and Caribbean. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to a healthcare provider, Dr. Ruth Berggren, and a public health expert, Neil Grigg, to discuss the health issues these storms leave in their wake.
In this episode from December 31, 2015, reporter Bill Scanlon talks to Loriann Wunder of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. They cover how bacterial sexually transmitted infections have acutely affected Wisconsin and the United States, as well as solutions to their spread.