Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Devi:

Cancer is scary. Meet the Froedtert employee who hand-decorates masks to help kids cope.

Courtney Shanmugabaskaran spends hours at home painting masks for childhood cancer patients. → Read More

Milwaukeean becomes first Black woman mathematician to have her papers in Library of Congress manuscript collection

Gloria Gilmer, a teacher and leader in ethnomathematics, is the first Black woman mathematician to have a collection in the Library of Congress. → Read More

Wisconsin sees first child death from influenza as case rates continue to rise

State health officials are encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated → Read More

Flu season off to an aggressive start as doctors implore people to get vaccinated

A decline in RSV cases over the past two weeks has provided little relief to pediatricians as a quick rise in flu cases keeps doctors busy. → Read More

Fresh off win on same-sex marriage, Sen. Tammy Baldwin proposes federal travel fund for women seeking abortions

The chances of the bill become law may be "slim," the Wisconsin senator said. But she hopes to at least raise awareness. → Read More

A transformative donation is putting mental health care within reach of more children

Across Children's Wisconsin's primary care offices, kids have access to free mental health care ― without waiting lists → Read More

Dobbs decision claims one of state's 4 abortion clinics. Here's why and what's next for the doctor.

Affiliated Medical Services CEO Dennis Christensen said the work to open an abortion clinic in Rockford, Illinois, is slowly moving forward. → Read More

$16 million in grants will support maternal and infant health initiatives across Wisconsin

The funding, which comes largely from federal pandemic aid, will support efforts to close the states maternal and infant mortality gaps by race. → Read More

Wisconsin Department of Health Services warns thousands of Medicaid members about data leak

More than 12,000 Wisconsin Medicaid members will be eligible for a year of free credit monitoring after their personal health data was posted online. → Read More

Aurora St. Luke's hospital a national leader in using implant to monitor heart failure, give patients added freedom

The device, which takes 30 to 45 minutes to insert, has given patients and their doctors more peace of mind. → Read More

New Omicron-specific booster shots are available in Wisconsin. Here's what you should know about them.

Anyone over the age of 12 who had their last COVID-19 shot at least two months ago is eligible for the new, Omicron-specific shots. → Read More

Monkeypox has spread to Wisconsin. Here's what you need to know about the disease and how to avoid it.

Wisconsin health officials are asking for people to be aware of their personal risk factors and quickly seek medical advice if exposed. → Read More

Wisconsin doctors and nurses commuting to Illinois to meet surging demand for abortions

Planned Parenthood clinics in Wisconsin and Illinois are sharing staff and coordinating logistics for patients crossing state lines for abortion care. → Read More

Overwhelmed and uncertain, Milwaukee abortion clinic providers prepare for a post-Roe world

In journals spanning years, patients thanked abortion providers for giving them a choice, and poured out their deepest emotions about the decision they made. → Read More

Bracing for Roe's fall, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin's sets June 25 as last day for abortions

The decision aims to prevent situations that would traumatize patients who are at the clinic the day the verdict could come down, one doctor said. → Read More

Hayat Pharmacy on south side Milwaukee to distribute 1,000 cans of Similac amid formula shortage

The event starts at 9 a.m. and is first come, first served. Limit one can per family. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers calls special session to overturn 1849 Wisconsin abortion law. Senate GOP leader vows no action.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on the future of Roe v. Wade in a matter of weeks, as the stalemate between state leaders continues. → Read More

What’s the lasting effect of having an abortion, or being turned away? Here's what research tells us.

The study is seen as a first-of-its-kind effort to understand the lasting effects of ending an unwanted pregnancy versus carrying it out to term. → Read More

UW-Madison's generational burden: For 50 years, Black student enrollment has barely budged

Across generations, UW-Madison students have fought for more Black representation. The university has failed to significantly move on the biggest marker: enrollment. → Read More

Wisconsin babies are being hospitalized after eating homemade baby formula during shortage

Children's Wisconsin did not say how many infants are hospitalized, but linked the increase to homemade formula and lack of formula. → Read More