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Number of Abortions in Wis. Drops Again

Posted: 06/30/2008 - The number of abortions performed in Wisconsin has dropped for the fourth straight year for another record low. A new state report shows there were 8,267 abortions in Wisconsin in 2007. That is down from 9,580 the previous year, a drop of 14 percent.

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Hospital: Wisconsin Boy Sickened by Floodwaters

Posted: 06/27/2008 - University of Wisconsin Hospital officials say a 6-year-old boy with a life-threatening kidney disease may have been infected while playing in contaminated floodwater. Dr. Ellen Wald says the child has been on dialysis and in intensive care since Sunday.

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Crypto Cases On The Rise In Marathon County

Posted: 06/19/2008 - The number of Cryptosporidium cases is on the rise. The Environmental Health and Safety Director for Marathon County says the number of Cryptosporidium or Crypto cases went up from 19 in 2006 to 50 in 2007.

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A Marshfield Hospital Washes Bacteria on Wheelchairs Away

Updated: 06/18/2008 - An area hospital is doing what it can to keep wheelchairs clean. Wednesday St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield presented a unique wheelchair washing event for anyone who wanted their wheelchair in top shape. And it's more than just dirt that needs to be wiped away.

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Flood Problems Persist; Warnings Say Flood Water Contaminated

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Officials in Janesville say tests found E. coli bacteria after flooding overwhelmed sewage treatment plants upstream on the Rock River. They say anyone who touches the flood water that's now so common in southern Wisconsin should scrub with soap and water to prevent the possibility of becoming ill with E. coli.

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Two Wisconsinites Sickened by Salmonella Linked to Tomatoes

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Two people in Wisconsin are among dozens nationwide sickened by an outbreak of salmonella linked to tomatoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak started in mid-April and has affected people in 11 states.

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Wisconsin Court: HMO Must Pay for Child's Cancer Treatment

Posted: 05/28/2008 - An Appleton family is celebrating after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a health maintenance organization must pay for their child's cancer treatment. In a 3-2 decision, the court ordered Touchpoint Health Plan to reinstate coverage for the family of Parker Summers.

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Tips for Getting Your Body in Shape for Summer

Updated: 05/18/2008 - While today it may not feel like summer is upon us, beach season really is just around the corner, and that means its time to get in tip top shape for running around in swimsuits.

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Poll: Majority of Wis. Residents Want Universal Care

Posted: 05/06/2008 - 61 percent of those who responded to the University of Wisconsin Survey Center's Badger Poll say they favor replacing the current health care system with one that covers everyone and is run entirely by the state.

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Dogs Die in Waukesha Shelter Possibly Due to Bacteria

Updated: 05/03/2008 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A bacterial strain that killed more than 1,000 dogs in outbreaks in Las Vegas and Miami has been found in some of the seven dogs that were stricken and died at a Wisconsin shelter.

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Wisconsin Health Officials Confirm 6 Measles Cases in State

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Wisconsin health officials have confirmed two more cases of the measles. The Department of Health and Family Services had listed one case in Racine County and one in Walworth County as probable, but spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says laboratory tests have now confirmed they are measles.

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Health Care Company Denies Personal Data Was Ever at Risk

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The chief executive of the company that controls a database containing sensitive information about senior citizens and disabled people in Wisconsin says the data was never at risk of a breach.

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Stem Cell Research Conference to be Held in Wausau

Updated: 04/21/2008 - Northcentral Wisconsin residents are getting an opportunity to ask doctors and scientists questions about stem cell research. The research has come under fire in the past because of some of the procedures used to harvest embryos.

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