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Kellogg's Recalls More Peanut Butter Products

Posted: 01/17/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Kellogg is recalling 16 products as federal officials continue to try and pinpoint the cause of a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

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Marathon County in Need of Healthy Improvements

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Updated: 01/07/2009 - Marathon County is in need of many improvements regarding health issues surrounding the community. That's according to the county's health officer, Julie Willems Van Dijk, who says issues like alcohol, obesity, smoking and suicide are all being given a closer look.

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Need Great for Blood Donations After Holiday Season

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Typically right after the holidays, blood banks are in more need for donations. And according to the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin in Wausau, that's also the case this year. NewsChannel 7's Liz Hayes donated her time and her blood to bring this story to light.

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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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