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Longer Tamoxifen use Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths

Posted: 12/05/2012 - A study finds that breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead of five years as doctors recommend now.

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Wisconsin Flu Season Off to Earlier Start with More Cases

Posted: 11/30/2012 - Wisconsin health officials are encouraging residents to get their flu shots and to tell their family and friends it's not too late to get protection against the flu. Officials say the number of influenza cases in Wisconsin is running higher than last year at this time.

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Wis. Reports Increase in Flu Case Numbers

Posted: 11/30/2012 - Wisconsin health officials are encouraging residents to get their flu shots and to tell their family and friends it's not too late to get protection against the flu.

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U.S. birth Rate Lowest Since 1920

Posted: 11/30/2012 - America's birth rate has fallen to the lowest number on record, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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Gilda's Club Name Change Seen as Insult to Radner

Posted: 11/29/2012 - A Wisconsin chapter of a cancer-support group is removing a reference to Gilda Radner from its name, angering some fans of the former Saturday Night Live comedienne.

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Recall on Cherry Tomatoes

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Cherry tomatoes packaged in one-pint containers as Capital Brand Clamshell Cherry Tomatoes have been recalled due to Salmonella found in random sample testing by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Medicare Premiums going up $5 a Month for 2013

Posted: 11/16/2012 - The government says Medicare premiums are going up $5 a month for 2013. That's less than expected, but it'll still eat up nearly one-fourth of the typical cost-of-living raise for retirees.

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Obama's Win Forces Walker's Hand on Health Care

Posted: 11/07/2012 - President Barack Obama's re-election is forcing the hand of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who had stopped all efforts to implement the federal health care reform law in the hopes that Republicans would take over in Washington.

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Study: Vitamins Don't Lower Heart Risks in Men

Posted: 11/05/2012 - The largest study to test daily multivitamin use finds they modestly lowered the risk for cancer in middle-aged and older men but did not seem to affect the chances of developing heart disease.

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Colonoscopy: Easy, Painless Way of Preventing Cancer

Updated: 10/31/2012 - Since I'm closing in on 50, I decided to have my first colonoscopy. The folks at the Marshfield Clinic were kind enough to let us take a camera along in on the procedure, just to show how easy and painless it is. And to get the word out on how effective it is in preventing colon cancer.

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