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WAUKESHA — The final site plan and architectural review for Ascension’s proposed micro-hospital at the former Fox Run Shopping Center was unanimously approved by the Plan Commission on Wednesday night.

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WAUKESHA — When the developers behind the new vision for the former blighted, and now demolished, Fox Run Shopping Center first approached City Hall last fall with their project plans, they had the key components of the development sketched out. Read more

If coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions are easing in your community, you might wonder how to visit public places and protect your health. Here’s what you need to know. Read more

Millions of people around the world are coping with job loss caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether it’s temporary or permanent, unemployment can lead to stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. Uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, lives with me and my family, including three children. While my husband can work at home, I am still required to go on-site for my job. Although I practice social distancing, I am wondering if I need to do anything different… Read more

Practicing social distancing means more time spent at home. And many people use this time to start a garden in their backyard. There’s a saying that you reap what you sow. And in the case of a vegetable garden, a rich harvest may bring more than dinner. Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, say… Read more

Dear Mayo Clinic: I saw an article recently about how donating blood could help treat people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and maybe let people go back to work. My neighbor said she was going to have a test and then donate blood, but she was not diagnosed with COVID-19, as far as I k… Read more

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to disinfect items around the house, or as an antiseptic to keep minor skin cuts from getting infected. So why not rinse your mouth with the colorless, caustic liquid to kill the coronavirus? Read more

If you’re practicing social distancing this summer by spending some solo time outdoors, you still might not be alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tick bites should be top of mind. Read more

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing recommendations have necessitated a change to the way health care is being delivered. Telehealth appointments — particularly video visits — are allowing providers see their patients when coming into the clinic isn’t an option. Read more

If you’ve gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The “Quarantine 15” — referring to weight gain some people have experienced since stay-at-home guidelines went into effect — is likely due to a disruption in daily routine and habits. Read more

WEST BEND — The social and economic costs of the opioid crisis are too immense to ignore, Circuit Court Judge Todd Martens said, which is why he decided to be the presiding judge over Washington County’s drug court cases. While it will not completely solve the problem, he said, having an alt… Read more

JACKSON — Almost everyone has either personally suffered from addiction or knows another who has, so one heroin survivor is speaking up about the crippling power of addiction and how a local nonprofit saved her life.After a decade of a traumatic relationship with heroin, it holds no control … Read more

WEST BEND — Almost 50 additional patients can receive opioid-related treatment next year and services will be expanding throughout Washington County, thanks to a state grant. The Human Services Department has been awarded the $293,000 grant through the State Opioid Response (SOR). Read more

WEST BEND — Each agency has its role in addressing methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine and other drugs that persist and arguably grow in Washington County, some preventative and others more reactionary. With nonprofits like Elevate working on prevention, law enforcement ideally has fewer inci… Read more

JACKSON — The Washington County Heroin Task Force and Elevate are hosting a roundtable breakfast discussion on tackling the opioid epidemic, with key actors from county agencies. Read more

WAUKESHA — An expanded fight against opioid abuse with an emphasis on women will launch in Waukesha County based on the success of its prescription drug overdose program, which has saved 88 lives since its inception in 2017. Read more

WAUKESHA — A new Waukesha County-sponsored treatment center for chemically dependent men and women and a separate initiative to fight opioid use in the City of Pewaukee were approved Tuesday by the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors. Read more

MUSKEGO - Megan Murphy is a pretty, talkative 23-year-old from Muskego with long permed hair and a sobriety tattoo. Read more

WAUKESHA — If you wrote a novel about Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s exploits, no one would believe it. They might believe the gunfight that killed an archbishop at a Mexican airport, but you’d probably lose them when he escaped prison in a laundry cart. And they’d never believe the beginning o… Read more

WAUKESHA — A lot’s been written about “heroin in the suburbs.” Many reports are episodic: This year’s deaths are increasing, authorities have busted a big ring or another promising young person has died. It’s left pressing questions: How did heroin become so prevalent here in Waukesha County… Read more