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Colorado Residents Can Make Money by Losing Weight

Posted: 12/28/2011 - Companies have been making similar offers to their employees for years as a way to reduce obesity in the workplace and lower health costs, but Kaiser is taking it one step further and making the offer to any adult in Colorado.

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UW La Crosse Kicks Off Youth Fitness Camp

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Updated: 12/28/2011 - It's a chance for area children to learn great health habits as the UW La Crosse kicks off its Youth Sports and Fitness Camp. About 120 kids are spending the next three days staying active playing sports like kickball, flag football and soccer.

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Company Recalls Ground Beef Over E. coli concern

Updated: 12/17/2011 - A Nebraska meatpacker is recalling more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed in 16 states after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli.

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Analysis Finds Questionable Doctor's Notes in Wis

Posted: 12/17/2011 - A newspaper investigation has found that at least 10 doctors not previously disciplined by the state signed sick notes for Madison School District employees that the district considered fraudulent.

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Plan Would lift Wages of Home Care Workers

Posted: 12/15/2011 - President Barack Obama says it's inexcusable that home health care workers who care for the elderly and disabled can be paid less than minimum wage, and he's going to change it.

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Wisconsin Gets Preliminary OK for Medicaid Cuts

Posted: 12/09/2011 - The state of Wisconsin has received preliminary approval from the federal government for some of the Medicaid cuts expected to result in about 65,000 poor adults and children leaving health insurance programs.

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Walker Seeks Extension of SeniorCare Waiver

Posted: 12/08/2011 - Gov. Scott Walker's administration is seeking a waiver to continue Wisconsin's program for providing discount prescription drugs to senior citizens.

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HHS Says No to Over-the-Counter Morning-After Pill

Posted: 12/07/2011 - The nation's health secretary says young teenagers cannot buy the Plan B morning-after pill without a prescription -- a surprise move overruling her own experts, who were preparing to let it be sold on drugstore shelves like condoms.

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Justice Prosser Recovering from Colon Ailment

Updated: 12/06/2011 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser says he's recovering from a colon ailment and won't take up any new cases this month.

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FDA revisits Safety of Newer Birth Control Drugs

Posted: 12/05/2011 - Federal regulators will take a closer look this week at the safety of newer birth control pills that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers.

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Obama to Announce New Steps to Combat AIDS

Posted: 12/01/2011 - President Barack Obama is renewing the U.S. commitment to ending AIDS Thursday, setting new goals for getting more people access to life-saving drugs and boosting spending on treatment in the U.S. by $50 million dollars.

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Talking About Family Health History on Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/21/2011 - In just days, many of us will spend time with family and friends celebrating Thanksgiving. Genetic counselors say that makes it a perfect time to discuss your family health history.

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Census Finds Reaching Age 90 More Likely Than Ever

Posted: 11/17/2011 - Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million.

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Wisconsin Board Reprimands Doctors for Protest Sick Notes

Updated: 11/16/2011 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Medical Examining Board has reprimanded seven doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters to cover their presence at last spring's massive protests against Gov. Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law.

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FDA Approves First Drug for Bone Marrow Disorder

Posted: 11/16/2011 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the first drug for a rare disorder that causes red blood cells to build up inside patients' bone marrow.

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Does Bacon Cause Cancer? A New Billboard says Yes

Updated: 11/11/2011 - The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine says bacon can be just as deadly as a pack of cigarettes. It put it on a billboard in Iowa. The same group erected a controversial billboard ranting against cheese in Wisconsin.

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