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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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FDA Panel Wants Limits on Hydrocodone Painkillers

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive ingredient found in Vicodin and other widely abused prescription painkillers.

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Women have Caught up to Men on Lung Cancer Risk

Posted: 01/24/2013 - New research finds that women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago compared to those who never smoked. That is partly because they are starting younger and smoking more than women used to.

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Reports: Medicare Paid $120M in Illegal Care

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Two new reports show that the taxpayer-funded Medicare program paid more than $120 million from 2009 to 2011 in violation of federal law for medical services for inmates and illegal immigrants.

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Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer's Damage

Posted: 01/23/2013 - It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.

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Local Livestrong Programs Going Strong Despite Armstrong's Doping Admission

Updated: 01/18/2013 - In a two part special airing Thursday and Friday night on OWN, Lance Armstrong admitted for the first time to doping throughout his career. In October, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and stepped down as the Chair of the Livestrong Foundation. Thursday, the Livestrong Foundation released a statement expressing their disappointment in Armstrong, but promising their mission of helping people fight, survive and thrive after cancer will continue. One place that mission is continuing is right in our backyard at the Aspirus YMCA in Weston.

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