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Inactivity as Deadly as Smoking? Study Says Yes

Posted: 07/19/2012 - New research in The Lancet finds about one in 10 deaths worldwide are caused by people not getting up and engaging in physical activity such as walking 30 minutes a day for five days a week.

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Repealing Obama's Health Care Law Won't be Easy

Posted: 07/16/2012 - If Mitt Romney wins the White House and Republican allies retake the Senate, there's a way to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law without having to get 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to beat a Democratic filibuster.

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FDA Approves First Pill to Help Prevent HIV

Posted: 07/16/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

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US Insurer Won't Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

Posted: 07/13/2012 - Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won't cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Ice Cream Recall

Posted: 07/09/2012 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, N.D., is voluntarily recalling some brands of peppermint bon bon-flavored ice cream because they may contain eggs that aren't listed on the label.

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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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