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Cancer Survivor Returns Back to Work at UWMC

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Nolan "Whiz" Beck is Associate Campus Dean at UW Marathon County and is sharing his personal battle with cancer. Six months after invasive surgeries, he says he's ready to get back to his passion -- changing the lives of students.

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Rural Eau Claire Man Suffers Fatal Hornet Sting

Posted: 08/26/2008 - A hornet sting caused a fatal allergic reaction for a rural Eau Claire man. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology says at least 40 deaths occur each year in the United States from reactions to insect stings.

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After 2 Deaths, Weather Service Warns of Currents

Posted: 08/16/2008 - PORTER, Ind. (AP) -- Rip currents have been blamed for the drownings of two teenage swimmers in Indiana waters this summer, and now they're the subject of warnings being issued by the National Weather Service.

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Weston, Marshfield Hospitals Named Among Best in Nation

Updated: 08/12/2008 - St. Clare's Hospital in Weston and St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield are on the "most wired" list in the United States for Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. Factors include patient satisfaction and mortality rates, among others.

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Health Official: No Cause Yet for Outagamie County Jail Sickness

Updated: 08/11/2008 - Outagamie County health officials say they are testing food to find out what made 135 inmates at the county jail sick with stomach cramps and diarrhea. The inmates began getting sick early Friday morning, but none required hospitalization.

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Hearings Set on Proposed Fee Increases in Wisconsin

Updated: 08/11/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The public will get a chance this week to comment on a proposal to increase fees on everything from operating a tattoo parlor to running a religious camp in Wisconsin.

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Norovirus May Have Sickened Campers at Wis. Event

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Wisconsin health officials say norovirus is the likely cause of an illness that struck more than 60 campers in Pardeeville last weekend. About 700 people attended the annual Wet and Wild weekend at the Pride of America Campground.

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State Mandates New Vaccinations For School-Aged Children

Updated: 08/06/2008 - In addition to getting supplies and new clothes....some kids have extra vaccinations to add to their list before the leaves change and the first bell rings. As part of Wisconsin's student immunization law, two new vaccinations for school-aged children are required.

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Marshfield Clinics Upgrade to Digital Mammography

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Since 2002, offices in the Marshfield Clinic system have been upgrading their mammogram scanners to use digital technology. Doing so makes identifying breast cancer easier.

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Marshfield Hope Lodge Gets $100,000 Grant From Insurance Company

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Hope Lodge in Marshfield has received a $100,000 grant from Wellpoint Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Three other Hope Lodges nationwide got donations from the insurance company. Manager Joleen Specht says the money will be put in savings.

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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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