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People Celebrate Kicking Cancer's Butt

Updated: 06/03/2014 - Cancer is an awful, life-threatening disease, so when someone beats it, there's reason to celebrate. That's exactly what many people did Monday on National Cancer Survivor's Day.

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New Allergy Tablets offer Alternative to Shots

Posted: 06/02/2014 - For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get allergy shots for years.

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Aspirus Health Foundation in Wausau Receives $105K Grant

Updated: 05/29/2014 - The Aspirus Health Foundation in Wausau was awarded a $105,942 grant from the Central Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help provide free breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services.

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Wisconsin Again Considers Self-Insuring Workers

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Wisconsin is accepting bids in a renewed effort to self-insure more than 200,000 state employees who receive health insurance through the Department of Employee Trust Funds.

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University of Wisconsin Researchers Take on Ticks

Updated: 05/24/2014 - A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin is taking on deer ticks -- with hopes of giving people a tool to protect themselves from the bugs that can transmit Lyme disease.

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Celiac Support Group to meet Tuesday Night in Wis. Rapids

Posted: 05/20/2014 - The public is invited to attend the free monthly Celiac Support Group meeting, Tuesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Water's Edge Dining Room on the Lower Level of Riverview Medical Center, 410 Dewey Street in Wisconsin Rapids.

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FDA Lowers Lunesta Dose Due to Next-day Drowsiness

Posted: 05/15/2014 - Federal health officials say the maker of Lunesta must lower the starting dose of its sleeping aid drug due to risks of morning drowsiness, which can interfere with driving ability and lead to injury.

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Florida MERS Patient Still has Fever

Posted: 05/13/2014 - Hospital officials in Orlando say a Saudi resident with the second U.S. case of a mysterious virus still has a fever but is in good spirits.

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Women Find Support Battling Cancer

Updated: 05/13/2014 - Support groups have been around for decades and when it comes to cancer, the treatment keeps improving, but the impact from those groups is just as important as ever.

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Overtreating Medicare Patients may Cost Billions

Posted: 05/12/2014 - A new study suggests that in a single year, up to 42 percent of Medicare patients got at least one medical procedure they didn't need -- overtreatment that cost as much as $8 billion.

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Harsh Winter Does Little to Ease Lyme Disease Woes

Posted: 05/11/2014 - Health officials in the northern U.S. say the long, cold winter did nothing to reduce the thriving tick population, and they are primed for an increase in the number of Lyme disease cases again this year.

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Diabetes Rates in Children Skyrocket

Updated: 05/09/2014 - The numbers are alarming. More than 25.8 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Nearly 180,000 of those are children and those numbers just keep growing.

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Newer ADHD Medications Formulated to Reduce Risk of Abuse

Updated: 05/02/2014 - A new study done by the Centers for Disease Control reports one in every 13 American children are on some type of psychiatric medication. The majority of those medications are for treating symptoms of ADHD. Critics call the results proof American children are over-diagnosed and over medicated, further opening the door to prescription drug abuse. But some newer ADHD medications claim not only to reduce the risk of abuse, but also work just as well.

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FDA Approves first-of-a-kind Sleep Apnea Implant

Posted: 05/01/2014 - Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current.

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FDA Clears More Saline Imports to Address Shortage

Posted: 04/29/2014 - Federal health regulators are allowing a U.S. medical supply company to import saline solution from its Spanish plant to address a national shortage of the hospital staple.

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