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Health

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The Telltale Foot

  The woman was in her early 50s and arrived at Columbia St. Mary’s with a severely deformed foot. It had changed shape over time, and now it was odd...
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Sweet Tooth

It was way back in July 1974 that The Milwaukee Journal’s “Ask the Dentist” column sported the headline “Milk Bottle Teeth a Threat to Children.” The column...
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Healing Chords

Dan Van Buskirk suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, the result of his service as a Marine in Vietnam. But everything changed after the 62-year-old pic...
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Road Warriors

If you watch a cycling road race in Wisconsin this summer, you might just be witnessing Lance Armstrong’s next teammate. Case in point: Matt Busche from Wauwat...
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Mind Games

In a sport where getting a hit just 30 percent of the time is considered success, mental toughness can be the difference between winning and losing. Ask any maj...
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Let’s Get Physical

Teemu Laakso knows injuries. In February 2009, the 22-year-old Milwaukee Admirals defenseman suffered a season-ending injury to his right shoulder. “I hit ...
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Quick Fixes

When Don Bogart was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago, the medications his neurologist prescribed did a good job of controlling his symptoms. But...
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Sugar Buster

Eileen Arbiture knows the toll diabetes can take on a person’s health. “I saw the ravages of that disease throughout my entire family,” says the 71-year-old Meq...
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Homeless Heroes

It’s 5 a.m. in early January, still pitch dark, and a dusting of snow will become 10 inches by day’s end. Temperatures are in the teens, and Dennis Johnson is h...
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All The Right Moves

Dee Schwaiger is not your typical personal trainer. Her goal isn’t to help people lose weight or run a marathon. Her passion is people with disabilities.“I want...
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Ear Power

When Ann Schueller was pregnant with her fourth child, she noticed a change in her hearing. “Why do you have that up so loud?” her husband would ask, walking i...
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Traffic Safety

In 2008, Tim Russert seemed to be at the top of his game. The high-profile TV journalist and host of “Meet the Press” had been voted one of the 100 ...