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Walker's Smoking Surcharge Faces Opposition

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Anti-smoking advocates say a $50-a-month health insurance surcharge for state workers who smoke is the wrong approach to getting smokers to quit.

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Mediterranean-Style Diets Found to Cut Heart Risks

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables. One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them.

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Consumer Alert: Spinach Recall

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Check you refrigerators.... Taylor Farms Retail is participating in a voluntary recall of organic spinach. There is a chance it contaminated with E.Coli.

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Treatment for Age-related Eye Diseases

Posted: 02/19/2013 - If you worry about your older relatives or friends ability to drive safely, you're not alone. It's a problem facing many families. Dr. Michael J. Cooney, an eye surgeon specialist in New York City joined us for a satellite interview to answer question that some of you may have.

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Your Health: Preventing Heart Disease

Updated: 02/18/2013 - It's time for our weekly Your Health Segment. Monday morning on Sunrise 7, a heart surgeon with Aspirus Wausau Hospital stopped by to talk about heart disease as part of American Heart Month.

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UWSP to Offer Nursing Degree

Posted: 02/18/2013 - The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point plans to offer a new bachelor's degree program in nursing.

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New Health App Developed in Marshfield

Updated: 02/15/2013 - We love our smartphones because it means we can get Facebook, Twitter, and an array of social media options right at our fingertips. A new application, or "app," developed by the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation aims to improve your health. It's called "Heart Health Mobile," and is fairly easy to use.

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Gov. Walker Announces Investment in the UW Carbone Cancer Center

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Today, Governor announced a $3.75 million state taxpayer investment in the UW Carbone Cancer Center Investment to accelerate the development of and access to cutting-edge molecular imaging technology developed by the Center.

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Hacker Compromises Health Care Records

Posted: 02/14/2013 - A southeastern Wisconsin health care provider says about 43,000 patient records may be at risk because of a computer hacker.

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Folic Acid Supplements May Lower Chance Child has Autism

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Not much is known about what causes autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now, one Norwegian study suggests that women who take folic acid supplements may be less likely to have a child with the developmental disorder.

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Walker to Announce Decision on Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker plans to announce on Wednesday his much-anticipated decision on whether Wisconsin will expand its Medicaid services as allowed under the federal health care overhaul law.

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Skyward Considers Next Move After Losing State Bid

Updated: 02/04/2013 - A Stevens Point company may be forced to leave the state after the WI Department of Administration's decision to hire a Minnesota company to track student information.

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Weigh-in Tuesday for Merrill Weight Loss Challenge

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The public is invited to sign up for the Merrill Community Weight Race beginning Tuesday evening with a weigh-in and informational program at Riverside Athletic Club in Merrill.

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Obama Offers Faith groups New birth Control Rule

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Facing a wave of lawsuits over what government can tell religious groups to do, the Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise for faith-based nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.

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