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Supporters of Cancer Drug bill not Giving up Hope

Posted: 03/17/2014 - Supporters of a bill that would make cancer drugs more affordable in Wisconsin are not giving up hope that the measure can still pass the Legislature this year.

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Does 'Oil Pulling' Boost Oral Health?

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Most nights you might swish mouthwash around your teeth to stave off cavities and gum disease, but some folks are turning to a more slippery solution to gargle: oil.

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Community Supported Agriculture Farms Offer Unique Service

Updated: 03/18/2014 - Jerry and Maydene McDougal spent Wednesday morning planting tiny pepper seeds in their sunny greenhouse. The peppers will be one of about 100 varieties of produce they'll offer this summer as a CSA farm.

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Hospital Group to Post When Newborn Tests are Sent

Posted: 03/08/2014 - Starting in April, the Wisconsin Hospital Association will post data that will show expecting parents whether the hospital where they plan to have their baby promptly sends newborn screening samples to the lab for testing.

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More U.S. Moms Giving Birth in Home, Birthing Centers

Updated: 03/07/2014 - According to a new government report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more American women are having out-of-hospital births. Though the number is still low, at about 1.36 percent of all births, the movement is growing.

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Gov. Walker Signs Bill to Improve Newborn Health Screenings

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Governor Walker has signed Senate Bill 523, strengthening Wisconsin’s newborn screening program. The bill opens the door for Wisconsin to add congenital heart defect (CHD) screening, often referred to as “pulse oximetry.”

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Doctors Call for More Study of Pot for Seizures

Updated: 03/04/2014 - A medical group of epilepsy experts is calling on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be studied.

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Changes Proposed for Nutrition Labels

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Nutrition labels may soon be getting a makeover that would make choosing healthier options for you and your family a lot easier.

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Assembly Committee Endorses Medical Marijuana

Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families is endorsing a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. The vote was 7-1 in favor.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Lurking In Your Lunchbox

Updated: 05/08/2014 - It's your kid's favorite part of the school day, lunch time. While parents are more focused on packing a balanced lunch, you may want to think twice about what you're packing that lunch in.

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Flu Season Warning; Younger Adults Hit Hardest

Posted: 02/21/2014 - As the flu season winds down, health officials say it wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better. But younger adults were hit harder because of a surge of swine flu.

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US, 26 Countries Launch Effort to Fight Outbreaks

Posted: 02/13/2014 - The U.S. and 26 other nations are announcing a new collaboration to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.

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Medications Can Affect Men and Women Differently

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Differences between men and women prompted the FDA last year to recommend that each take different dosages of this country's most popular sleep drug, Ambien.

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Bill Increases Training for Medical Licenses

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Posted: 02/10/2014 - Two legislators with a medical background have introduced a bill that would require two years of training for medical school graduates before they could receive a doctor's license in Wisconsin. The state currently requires one year.

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