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Current Flu Vaccine about 60 Percent Effective

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Influenza has hit the U.S. hard this winter, but early estimates show the vaccine significantly reduces the risk of getting the flu, according to a national report released today.

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Merrill Twins Born 13 Weeks Early Celebrate 1st Birthday

Updated: 01/10/2013 - A year after giving birth to twin girls Isabelle and Delana 13 weeks prematurely, Jennifer Podeweltz and her husband Ryan are taking a look back at what they're calling the scariest time of their lives.

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FDA Requires Lower Doses for Sleep Medications

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.

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Another Spike in Absences at Neillsville School District

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Neillsville Superintendent John Gaier say 246 students are absent from school today. In an interview with WEAU-TV, he says not everyone may have the flu, rather parents are doing their part to make sure their children don't get sick by just keeping them home today.

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When is Weigh Loss Surgery the Best Choice?

Updated: 01/07/2013 - As many of us set a goal of losing weight in the new year, if you have more than a few pounds to lose, you may start thinking about surgery as a viable option.

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Nodding Off while Behind the Wheel

Posted: 01/03/2013 - A new study out Thursday has shocking results on the number of people who fall asleep behind the wheel.

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National Radon Action Month

Updated: 01/02/2013 - It's the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. What's even worse is that you may not even know you're being exposed. One in fifteen homes contain elevated levels of radon gas. That number is higher here in Central Wisconsin, making it even more important to test your homes.

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Make Your New Year's Resolution Workout Plans Happen In 2013

Updated: 12/31/2012 - It’s that time of year when so many of us say were going to do it, then it seems like just a few actually follow through. The New Year's resolution of working out, and getting fit for the upcoming year.

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FDA Approves 1st new Tuberculosis Drug in 40 years

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.

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Helping you Get Fit in the New Year

Updated: 12/31/2012 - A popular New Year's resolution is to get fit. We all know, it's easier said than done. We want to help you stick to it this year.

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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized with Blood Clot

Posted: 12/30/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

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Favorite Winter Break Pastimes

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Parents, it's time to come clean. You're kids have been out of school for almost a week now and you're probably beginning to feel a little frazzled. Luckily other area parents and some local organizations have some suggestions for how you can keep your kids busy this Christmas break.

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CDC: Childhood Obesity Rates Fall Slightly

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Childhood obesity rates are finally falling in the United States after years of increasing, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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SeniorCare Program Gets Waiver

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Wisconsin's SeniorCare prescription drug program for senior citizens has been granted another waiver from the federal government to continue operating until at least 2015.

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More Meth Labs Showing up in Cities, Suburbs

Posted: 12/26/2012 - Methamphetamine lab seizures are on the rise in the nation's cities and suburbs, raising new concerns about a lethal drug that has long been the scourge of rural America.

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Whooping Cough Hits Wisconsin Hard this Year

Posted: 12/26/2012 - The whooping cough hit Wisconsin residents hard this year. According to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, there were nearly 5,700 confirmed and probable cases as of Dec. 14. During 2011, nearly 1,200 cases were reported.

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Favor-Hamilton's Escort Admission Puts Spotlight on Depression

Updated: 12/21/2012 - After admitting to working as a $600 an hour escort in Las Vegas, Suzy Favor Hamilton is speaking out about her life as an escort and her battle with depression. By doing so, she's shining a spotlight on something nearly 17.5 million Americans are struggling with.

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