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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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Coca-Cola to Address Obesity for First Time in Ads

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.

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Your Health: Nutrition

Posted: 01/14/2013 - We're starting a new segment on Sunrise 7 designed around your health. You can catch it around 6:20 a.m every Monday. This week, I met with Jon Swenson, a personal trainer at Franck's Gym, to talk about nutrition.

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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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