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July 5 Marks 2-Year Anniversary of State Smoking Ban

Updated: 07/05/2012 - July 5 marks the two year anniversary since Wisconsin enacted a statewide smoking. The ban prohibited smoking in places including veterans homes, bars and restaurants and even Lambeau Field.

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Wisconsin Relaxes Lyme Disease Reporting Requirements

Posted: 07/04/2012 - GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin health departments don't have the resources to investigate every report of possible Lyme disease, so state health officials have relaxed the reporting requirements.

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Tips to Keep Your Food Hot/Cold During Your Summer Picnic

Posted: 07/03/2012 - Picnics are without a doubt a summer staple. But to make sure your guests leave with a smile on their face and not an upset stomach here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration to avoid foodborne illnesses at your cookout.

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Marathon County Sees Spike in Heroin Use

Updated: 06/28/2012 - Heroin use is on the rise among teenagers across the nation and law enforcement along with Marathon County health leaders are hoping to reduce the problem locally.

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Locals Weigh in on Health Care Reform

Updated: 06/25/2012 - The Supreme Court decision could play out in a number of ways. The justices could uphold the act, repeal it in its entirety, or keep parts of it.

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Medical College to Open by 2015 in Central Wisconsin

Updated: 06/25/2012 - The Wauwatosa-based Medical College of Wisconsin will open a new campus in Central Wisconsin by 2015. Marshfield, Stevens Point or Wausau are possible locations for the new college.

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Shrinking Stomach may Boost risk for Booze Abuse

Posted: 06/18/2012 - Patients in the study who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking two years later. That's compared with those who had a less drastic weight-loss operation.

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Older Dads Linked to Grandkid Health, Study Hints

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Here's some good news for older dads. A new study hints that your children and even your grandchildren may get a health benefit because of your age when you became a dad.

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Lack of Sleep may Make Junk Food More Appealing

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Guilty of unhealthy snacking when you stay up late at night? A new study shows that eating sweets and chips looks like a better idea for people who haven't had a lot of sleep.

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Experimental Diabetes Drugs offer Patients Hope

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Drugmakers are presenting results of new studies of experimental diabetes treatments offering patients hope of better controlling blood sugar and weight and preventing dangerously low blood sugar. Those are all big challenges for millions of diabetics.

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New Melanoma Drugs Effective at Stalling Cancer's Spread

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Two promising new melanoma drugs are showing promise against the deadly disease in experimental trials, researchers announced at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago.

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