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Wisconsin Hospital Charity Care Increasing

Updated: 12/27/2008 - APPLETON, Wis. (AP) _ The charity care caseload at Wisconsin hospitals has increased more than 19 percent this year, compared to a year ago.

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Madison Among Healthiest Places in Nation to Live

Updated: 12/20/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A national magazine has named Madison the No. 1 place in American for men, while a second magazine names the city No. 8 in the U.S. for women.

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Report: Pentagon Health Program could be Exploited

Posted: 12/14/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ A new report warns the system for providing health care to military personnel overseas remains vulnerable to fraud years after one company swindled taxpayers out of $100 million.

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Report: Wisconsin One of States Best Prepared for Health Disaster

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson say Wisconsin is one of the five best states prepared for a health emegency. They score states on items including plans to distribute vaccines, public health lab capabilities, laws to reduce liability for health care volunteers in an emergency and funding for public health services.

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Doyle Asked to Budget in Smoking Ban

Updated: 11/29/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Sen. Judy Robson is asking Gov. Jim Doyle to include a statewide smoking ban in his budget next year.

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Wisconsin Hospitals Work on Going Green

Posted: 11/08/2008 - Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers has switched to reusable plates and silverware in the cafeteria that serves 1,000 meals a day. Food service manager Cindy Jones says she's cutting out Styrofoam and other disposable items likely to end up in landfills.

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NTC Medical Simulator Lives and Breathes

Updated: 11/05/2008 - A unique medical simulator called iStan gives students at Northcentral Technical College the ultimate hands-on experience. The $250,000 technology blinks, breathes, lives and sometimes dies.

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Doyle Unveils Research Triangle for Gene Research

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle has unveiled an initiative he says will make Wisconsin a worldwide leader in personalized health care. Doyle on Friday announced the formation of the Wisconsin Medical Research Triangle, one that might rival a similar research park in North Carolina.

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Laird Research Center Dedication Friday

Updated: 10/09/2008 - Area researchers now have a brand new facility putting them one step closer to making some ground-breaking discoveries in the medical field.

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How to Read FDA’s Non-Ruling on Kids’ Cold Meds

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Now that the FDA is postponing its ruling on whether cold medicines are safe and effective for kids ages two to six, what’s a parent to do when their child gets a cough? A local pediatrician weighs in on the risks parents take when they give their kids cold medicines, as well as some safe solutions to stop the sniffles.

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