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Statewide Smoking Ban Likely, Not Everyone on Board

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Some employees may no longer suffer from second-hand smoke if the state legislature moves ahead with plans of a statewide smoking ban. The measure is likely to pass and be signed by Governor Jim Doyle. Health advocates rejoice, while some bar owners frown.

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Health Check 7: Skin Cancer Most Common Type

Updated: 05/07/2009 - This time of year area residents understandably want to get outside and spend time in the sun. But if that's the case, you should apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 every two hours.

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Schools Won't Close Because of Swine Flu Anymore

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Schools will not close because of probable or confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, anymore. U.S. health officials are no longer recommending the closures, since the flu is turning out to be as mild as seasonal flu.

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Second Area School Closes After Suspect Case of H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Posted: 05/05/2009 - A spokeswoman for the Vilas County Health Office says a Lac du Flambeau man has the influenza A virus and has been tested for H1N1 or swine flu. His son, who goes to pre-school in Lac du Flambeau is also showing flu symptoms, so the school has been closed until test results come back.

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Web Sites Trying to Take Advantage of Swine Flu

Updated: 05/05/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it has found at least 20 Web sites that may be fraudulently marketing products with claims they guard against or cure swine flu.

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NewsChannel 7 Super Savers: Cutting Back Your Medical Costs

Updated: 05/04/2009 - As we all search for more ways to pinch our pennies, doctors say many people are taking health matters into their own hands, but finding your own remedies to save on health care could be dangerous. Find safe ways to save on staying in shape here.

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NewsChannel 7 Super Savers: Taking a Bite Out of Your Dental Bills

Updated: 05/03/2009 - If the thought of paying for dental care right now has you grinding your teeth, there may be ways you can save a few bucks on maintaining your pearly whites, but there are many reasons why pushing off treatment won’t relieve any toothaches.

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Officials: Wisconsin has 66 Probable H1N1 (Swine) Flu Cases

Updated: 05/03/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- State health officials say the number of probable cases of swine flu in Wisconsin grew to 66 by Sunday afternoon, and Milwaukee city officials planned to close more schools in the district.

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Recreational Activities Canceled in Milwaukee

Updated: 05/02/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Health Department says it has canceled recreational activities offered through the public schools this weekend because of concerns about swine flu.

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Wisconsin Among State not Stockpiling Flu Treatment

Posted: 05/01/2009 - With a swine flu outbreak spreading across the nation, more than half the states,including Wisconsin, have yet to stockpile the number of flu-treatment doses recommended by the federal government.

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UW Campuses Canceling Trips to Mexico in Lieu of Swine Flu

Posted: 04/28/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) — Several University of Wisconsin campuses have canceled or postponed summer study programs to Mexico as the government warned people against nonessential travel to that nation because of its swine flu outbreak.

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Still No Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in Wisconsin

Posted: 04/28/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting that 20 more cases of suspected swine flu have been referred to a state lab for testing, but there are still no confirmed cases.

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No Cases of Swine Flu In Marathon County

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The Marathon County Health Department is being flooded with questions about the Swine Flu as the virus continues to spread around the world.

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Ministry Health Care Lays off 60

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Ministry Health Care will be laying off 60-people. 23 of them will come from St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A spokesman says the jobs being cut are not directly involved in patient care.

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Milwaukee Concerned about Babies

Posted: 04/11/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee officials are reminding parents of newborns of Wisconsin's Safe Haven law that protects mothers if they are unable to care for the baby.

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