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Government Eyes Popular Malt Liquor Four Loko

Posted: 03/01/2012 - A carbonated brew guzzled on college campuses is the focus of an intense write-in campaign urging federal regulators to take some buzz out of a sweet alcoholic drink sometimes referred to as "blackout in a can."

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Wausau Still A Possibility For School Of Medicine

Updated: 02/29/2012 - A plan to bring a medical school to Wausau has run into a roadblock now that Aspirus Hospital has backed out on the project. But those in charge of the medical school say Wausau is still one of their first choices to build.

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Free Informative Memory Loss Program Held Thursday in Wausau

Posted: 02/23/2012 - The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Wisconsin will present a free program on memory-related conditions February 23 from 1-2 p.m. The program will be in the lower level conference room of the Aspirus Clinics building located on the south end of the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Campus.

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UPDATE: FDA Not Backing Caffeine Inhaler

Updated: 03/07/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is not supporting the makers of the inhalable caffeine product - AeroShot. They have issued a warning letter to the makers saying they have questions about its safety and concerns about how children and adolescents may use it.

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Feds Reject Request to Exempt Health Insurers

Posted: 02/17/2012 - The federal government has rejected Wisconsin's request to phase in a requirement that health insurers spent 80 cents of every dollar in premiums on medical care. It's one of the provisions of the Obama administration's health care reform.

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School Closes Due to Whooping Cough

Posted: 02/16/2012 - With absentee rates as high as 33 percent, a northwestern Wisconsin school district decided to cancel classes Thursday and give students five days to recover from whooping cough and other illnesses.

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15-minute-old newborn gets pacemaker for heart

Posted: 02/15/2012 - Newborn baby becomes the smallest-ever recipient of a pacemaker. Operation performed by doctors at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

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Company Seeks Law Change on Asbestos Claims

Updated: 02/15/2012 - A company with three manufacturing plants in southern Minnesota wants a change in state law in order to shield itself from future asbestos claims.

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Leaders Try to Attract Psychiatrists to Wis.

Posted: 02/12/2012 - County officials in central and northern Wisconsin say they are experiencing a shortage of psychiatrists -- particularly psychiatrists who serve children.

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Test Confirms Appleton Student has Tuberculosis

Posted: 02/09/2012 - Health officials say a student at Appleton North High School has contracted tuberculosis, and the city plans to test about 300 students who may have been exposed.

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Democrats Call on Walker to Lift Family Care Cap

Posted: 02/07/2012 - The four Democrats have sent a letter urging Republican Gov. Scott Walker to lift the enrollment cap on the state's Family Care program that helps keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes.

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CDC: Fewer Smokers Go to the Dentist

Posted: 02/07/2012 - If you're a smoker, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention says you're less likey to visit the dentist.

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Specialists Push for Family input to Detect Dementia Earlier

Posted: 02/06/2012 - Dementia can sneak up on families because its sufferers are pretty adept at covering lapses early on. It can take even longer to be noticed if spouses are there to compensate. And doctors can be fooled as well.

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