Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Devi Shastri

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Devi:

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

UW Health to use new device that sits cancer patients upright for radiation therapy. It could be a game-changer.

The machine, created by Middleton-based Leo Cancer Care, could make the most precise radiation therapy much more affordable and accessible. → Read More

Health experts optimistic that even if COVID cases rise, hospitalizations and deaths should remain under control

The availability of vaccines and treatments against COVID-19 are changing the effects of the pandemic, but we're not in the clear yet. → Read More

Following Supreme Court opinion leak, activists protest, call for abortion rights

At its largest, the abortion-rights march spanned three city blocks, included hundreds. → Read More

Tanzanian president visits SC Johnson in Racine to discuss mosquito repellents that could curb malaria

The company is developing a new, low-cost mosquito repellent that it hopes will prevent the spread of malaria in East Africa. → Read More

Wisconsin lags the country in terms of investing in college financial aid, report finds

A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum found state investment in financial aid has stagnated over the past decade. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers vetoes Republican education bills related to ethnic studies, charters, masking

Evers has not yet taken action on the bill that would break up Milwaukee Public Schools, though he previously said he would likely veto it. → Read More

UW-Whitewater interim chancellor resigns, extending leadership churn on campus

In announcing his departure, Jim Henderson vaguely pointed to issues he has with the search for the university's next permanent chancellor. → Read More

Alverno College President Sr. Andrea Lee to end long career in Catholic school leadership

Andrea Lee spent 25 years leading various Catholic colleges in the U.S., holding positions for the Association for Catholic Colleges and Universities. → Read More

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity receive historic donations

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin received $17 million and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity received $5.75 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. → Read More