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CrossFitters For A Cause

Updated: 07/22/2014 - Local athletes are working to flex their physical and charitable muscles.

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Study: US Alzheimer's Rate Seems to be Dropping

Posted: 07/15/2014 - New studies show that the rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries even though the total number of cases continues to rise because more people are living to an old age.

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Quitting Help To Be Offered To Wisconsin Smokers

Posted: 07/13/2014 - Wisconsin smokers who see doctors at several clinics in the Milwaukee, Madison and Janesville areas for any reason will be automatically offered free help in quitting under an experimental study.

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How to Keep Kids from Summer Weight Gain

Posted: 06/26/2014 - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates a disappointing trend in the battle against childhood obesity: during the summer months, some children are much more likely to pack on the pounds.

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Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

Posted: 06/20/2014 - The marijuana in those pot brownies isn't the only thing that can potentially make consumers sick. Regulators are now taking a closer look at how those pot-infused edibles are actually made.

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Wausau Agency Gets Grant To Train Much-Needed Psychiatrists

Updated: 06/19/2014 - One in five Americans suffers from mental health issues. But a shortage of psychiatric help across the nation is leaving some patients high and dry. There is some good news though, as one local Wausau agency just got a half million dollar grant to train much-needed psychiatrists.

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Asthma Rates Drop but Experts not Breathing Easier

Posted: 06/19/2014 - A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are cautious about claiming a downturn.

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Dr. Oz Scolded at Hearing on Weight Loss Scams

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz is offering to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called miracle pills to millions of Americans desperate to lose weight.

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Pro Cyclers Encourage Biking For a Healthy Lifestyle

Posted: 06/16/2014 - We all know health is important, but while going to the gym and pumping iron is fun for some, most people need a little more play to stay active. Local professional athletes are pushing to get people out and moving in a fun way.

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NORTHSTAR joins Aspirus, Effective July 1, 2014

Updated: 06/16/2014 - NORTHSTAR Health System (NHS) leaders today announced that it will join the Aspirus health system. Effective July 1, 2014, NHS will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aspirus, which is based in Wausau, Wis. Aspirus has offered to retain all current NHS staff members.

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The Psychology of Color: Is Blue Making You Fat?

Updated: 06/06/2014 - A new study by Northwestern University suggests the blue lights on our cellphones may be making us fat. Researchers found a link between blue light emitted by our phones and tablets and increased hunger levels. But it's not the color giving us those love handles.

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More Americans Surviving Cancer than Ever

Posted: 06/03/2014 - The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. will grow to almost 19 million in 2024, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. The report says there are currently 14.5 million cancer survivors living in the country.

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