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Nearly a Thousand Bikers Ride for the MDA

Updated: 05/16/2009 - Despite Saturday’s wind and cold temperatures, nearly a thousand motorcyclists came out to ride in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Biking Good for Your Health

Updated: 05/12/2009 - It’s the first year Wausau’s participating in Bike to Work Week, and they are hoping the campaign will encourage people to get fit.

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$2 Trillion Offered in Health Savings

Updated: 05/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top representatives of the health care industry plan to offer $2 trillion in cost reductions over 10 years in a bid to help pass President Barack Obama's health overhaul.

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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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