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First Responders Meet Needs of Obese Patients

Posted: 03/22/2013 - Obesity is a growing problem in our nation today. More than one third of all adults in America are now classified as obese. Not only is being overweight a risk to the individual, but also to the people charged with saving them.

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FDA Proposes New Rules for Heart Defibrillators

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices.

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FDA: Georgia Pharmacy Recalling all Sterile Drugs

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says a Georgia compounding pharmacy that distributed a drug linked to eye infections is now recalling all of its injectable medicines following a federal inspection.

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CVS Employees must Reveal Body Weight or Pay Higher Premiums

Posted: 03/22/2013 - The company says employees they must have a doctor determine their weight, height, body fat, blood pressure, glucose and fasting lipid levels by May 1 or pay an extra $50 per month, or $600 a year for benefits.

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Daryl "Moose" Johnston on Low Testosterone

Updated: 03/22/2013 - Former Dallas Cowboy Daryl "Moose" Johnston speaks out about his personal experience with low T, encouraging others to "Get in the Game"

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Democrats Speak out Against Medicaid Changes

Posted: 03/20/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion is drawing criticism from Democrats on the Legislature's budget committee.

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Your Health: What do you do about that Dry Skin when it's Cold Out?

Updated: 03/18/2013 - It's Monday and time for our Your Health Segment. This week, we spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Nietert about dry skin and what we can do about it. Dry skin is common this time of year, especially because the weather just doesn't want to warm up yet.

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FDA Head Says Menu Labeling 'Thorny' Issue

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

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Studies Tie Stress from Storms, War to Heart Risks

Posted: 03/11/2013 - Doctors say that disasters and prolonged stress can raise "fight or flight" hormones that affect blood pressure, blood sugar and other things in ways that make heart trouble more likely.

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Your Health: Ab Workouts

Updated: 03/11/2013 - It's Monday and time for our weekly Your Health Segment. This week, we hit the gym to learn some exercises you can do right at home.

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"Real Heroes" Honored in NorthCentral Wisconsin

Updated: 03/08/2013 - The American Red Cross North Central Chapter is reconginizing acts of courage and kindness from "real" people in our communities. On Thursday, March 7th the Red Cross named their "Real Hero Award" winners for Lincoln, Marathon, and Portage Counties.

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Gel Polish Safety Questions

Posted: 03/07/2013 - Sometimes it seems like there's a nail salon on every corner. Manicures and pedicures are a quick way to pamper yourself and put your best hand or foot forward.

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Your Health: Are you Getting Enough Sleep?

Posted: 03/04/2013 - In this week's Your Health, are you getting enough sleep? Most of us would probably answer no to that question, but doctors say it's incredibly important that we do.

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Marshmallow Eggs Recalled over Salmonella Risk

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Zachary Confections is recalling certain production lots of its Covered Marshmallow Eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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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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