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Local Health Departments Waiting for H1N1 Vaccines to Arrive

Updated: 09/16/2009 - While people are deciding whether or not they'll get the H1N1 influenza or swine flu vaccine, local health officials are gearing up to distribute it. The Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine Tuesday, and it should be available locally next month.

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With Spotlight on Swine Flu, Seasonal Flu on Backburner

Updated: 09/16/2009 - As people closely watch the threat of H1N1 influenza or swine flu, health officials want to make sure we don't overlook the seasonal flu. After all, there are about 300,000 hospitalizations and 30,000 deaths from the seasonal flu each year.

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Swine Flu Summit Tuesday in Milwaukee

Updated: 09/15/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The city of Milwaukee's health department and a business group are holding a summit for businesses Tuesday to discuss the spread of swine flu.

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UW Hospital Stops Student Volunteers Over H1N1

Posted: 09/12/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Edgewood student volunteer program at UW Hospital and Clinics has been suspended because of the high number of students with swine flu symptoms.

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Gov't Gives $50 Million to BadgerCare

Updated: 09/05/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Wisconsin $50 million to improve BadgerCare over the next five years.

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60% of Adults Show Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

Updated: 09/03/2009 - They say milk does a body good, but for a majority of adults, it also causes some harm, as a recent study shows about 60% of adults show symptoms of lactose intolerance.

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The ABC's of Flu Shots

Updated: 09/03/2009 - With flu season approaching, many doctors are recommending you get the flu shot, so we decided to take a look at what the vaccine does, how it works, and why it would or wouldn't make sense for you to get.

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Central Wisconsin Residents Speak Up on Health Care

Updated: 08/16/2009 - As President Obama continues to push nationwide health care reform, Americans are speaking up. Though central Wisconsin hasn't been home to a wild town hall meeting on health care reform just yet, residents here are looking for answers.

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Swine-Flu Policy Hopes to Prevent School Closures

Updated: 08/17/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin educators are finalizing policies they hope will let them keep schools open even if a number of students show symptoms of swine flu.

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Breast Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Women who breast feed their babies even for short periods of time may lower their risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer if they have a family history of the disease.

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