Law Passing Pandemic

Since the COVID outbreak, legislators at all levels have been passing laws to address the impact of the pandemic. Congress has adopted the Paycheck Protection Program, which lends money to businesses that stay open. They passed a stimulus package to give $1,200 to citizens to help them through this difficult time. Unemployment laws were also […]

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A True Virus

As I’m writing this article, Governor Evers just closed schools for three weeks due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Like many businesses, our office has several employees that will be working from home. Almost all college and professional sports have been canceled or postponed. Even the Bishop has granted dispensation to us Catholics from attending […]

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Breeding Ground for Controversy

Infertility issues can be a real struggle for many families. Thankfully, with the advances we have in medicine, couples that wouldn’t have been able to have children 50 years ago can today. I know that I have modern medicine to thank for my beautiful niece. Unfortunately, some couples struggle with infertility because of cancer treatments. […]

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Changes to Wisconsin Law Allow Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to Make Findings of Incapacity

What’s New? If an individual is incapacitated and has a Living Will or Power of Attorney for Health Care (“POA”), a certification of incapacity needs to be signed before those documents can be activated. Previously, this certification was only effective if signed by either two physicians or one physician and one psychologist, both of whom […]

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Screen Time

In college, I went to Panama City, Florida, for Spring Break. To prepare for the sun, my friend Tree and I went tanning at the mall. While I got a little darker, Tree actually got pretty tan (except from his calves down, which hung over the edge of the tanning bed). Despite having a good […]

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New Wisconsin Laws Impact Health Care Providers

Several new statutes were signed into law by Gov. Evers last week intended to positively impact Wisconsin nurses, physical therapists, and mental health professionals. Increasing Penalties for Battery Against a Nurse Under Wisconsin law, if a person commits battery (i.e., intentional bodily harm without consent) against certain categories of individuals, such as firefighters, jurors, or […]

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Only Clean Jokes

It’s the height of flu season. Several of my friends and co-workers, and/or their families, have been hit and were down for the count. And the Coronavirus outbreak in China, which has already killed hundreds and infected countless more, has everyone on germ high alert. It reminds me of the episode of “It’s Always Sunny […]

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I Love These Vegetables

My wife loves to eat healthy. She loves broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and quinoa. She tries her darndest to make our family eat healthy, too. I wish I loved those types of food, but I just don’t. Even when I cover them with ketchup. Despite my best arguments, my wife does not consider ketchup a fruit, […]

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Get Out the Abacus

In several previous articles I’ve written about the fact that my wife and son have severe food allergies. For that reason, I’m thrilled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made tremendous improvements in food label requirements, especially when it comes to boldly identifying whether a food contains possible allergens. Again, in the best […]

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