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Milwaukee Teen Birth Rate Drops 50% in 7 years

Posted: 10/24/2013 - Milwaukee officials say the city's teen birthrate has been cut in half in the past seven years thanks to aggressive teen pregnancy prevention efforts.

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Trick or Treat: How to Stay Healthy This Halloween

Updated: 10/24/2013 - Trick-or-treat is just days away. While many kids are hoping to score the treat, parents are worried all the added sugar will play a trick on their kid's balanced diets.

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Wisconsin Poll: 54 Percent Favor Health Care Reform Law

Posted: 10/23/2013 - A new poll says more than half of Wisconsinites support the new health care reform law, and two in three uninsured respondents said they planned to buy individual insurance through the government's online health exchange.

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Bacteria Found in Breast Milk Sold on Internet

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Doctors are sending a warning to new mothers who feed their babies with breast milk purchased online. A new study says testing shows the breast milk can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.

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Milwaukee Company Expands Chicken, Ham Recall

Posted: 10/18/2013 - A Milwaukee food company that already recalled more than 9 tons of products including chicken salad and ham salad is expanding its recall to include other chicken and ham products.

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Study ties Chemical, BPA to Possible Miscarriage Risk

Posted: 10/14/2013 - New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

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Consumers Warned of Misleading Insurance Websites

Posted: 10/14/2013 - Insurance regulators and an industry trade group warn that this month's rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law opened the door for bad actors at the same time that it gives brokers and agents a business opportunity.

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Students Get Fresh, Local Foods on Lunch Menu

Updated: 10/02/2013 - As part of the National School Lunch Program, 80 percent of schools are now serving much healthier meals, and in one district students are also getting a taste of local flavor.

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Key Date for New Health Exchange is Dec. 15th

Posted: 09/29/2013 - The new online exchange where people can buy health insurance opens Tuesday. But advocates for those in Wisconsin who will be shopping for coverage say Dec. 15, not Oct. 1, is the date that concerns them the most.

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Concussion 101: What Parents and Students Need to Know

Updated: 10/02/2013 - In a matter of hours, football fields across the state will be full of players all hoping to rack up some major points for their team. But every time they step out into the Friday night lights, they run the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury that could have severe long term consequences.

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Fees Charged to Insurance Helpers Criticized

Posted: 09/20/2013 - Health care advocates say the charges imposed by Gov. Scott Walker's administration on those who want to help sign people up for health insurance are deterring them from getting involved.

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Your Health: Fall Fitness

Posted: 09/16/2013 - It's Monday and time to focus on your health. This week, was all about staying fit in the fall.

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"Out of the Darkness" Walk Draws Awareness to Suicide Prevention

Updated: 09/14/2013 - The statistics are alarming. In 2012 someone in the United States died by suicide every 13 minutes. Today, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and Wisconsin has one of the highest rates on the entire country. The devastating affects of suicide are even being felt in Marathon County, inspiring those touched by it to action.

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Record Year for Measles Expected over Vaccine Fears

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Measles was declared eliminated from the United States in 2000, but anti-vaccination beliefs may be playing a role in bringing the disease back, a new government report suggests.

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FDA: Idaho Dept. of Ag Noted Moldy Yogurt Months Before Recall

Updated: 12/05/2013 - A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Idaho Department of Agriculture spotted moldy yogurt during a routine inspection at a Chobani facility in Twin Falls two months before the company issued a voluntary recall.

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