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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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Not all Charities Created Equal - Things to know before you donate

Updated: 10/26/2012 - October is Breast Cancer Awarness Month and many businesses and organizations are join in the fight against it by selling an array of products and then donating part of the funds back to research. But unfortunately, not all pink products and charities are created equal.

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Flu Season Begins in Wisconsin, Expected to Worsen

Posted: 10/19/2012 - State health officials are reminding people to get their annual influenza vaccine because flu season has already started and is expected to worsen. Flu season for Wisconsin generally runs from late October to May, with peak activity around early February.

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Children's Flu Clinic Held Saturday in Wausau

Posted: 10/12/2012 - A special children's flu clinic will be held Saturday, October 13th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Aspirus Pediatrics Clinic; located at 2720 Plaza Drive in Wausau.

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Health Education and Career Fair Wednesday in Wausau

Posted: 10/10/2012 - A free health education and careers fair will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (UWMC) on Wed., Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the South Hall concourse.

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