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1 in 5 American 4-Year-Olds is Obese

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A startling new study shows that one in five 4-year-olds in this country is obese, and obesity rates could soon get even more out of hand.

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Aspirus Teams with Girl Scouts

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Aspirus Wausau Hospital is partnering with some young women in our area to help educate them about major health concerns that could have an impact on their lives.

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Survey Links Weather Changes to Headaches

Posted: 04/03/2009 - As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to dislike unpredictable weather, here’s another one. A new study shows erratic weather can trigger headaches.

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New Law Could be Trouble for Wisconsin Bookstore Owner

Posted: 03/26/2009 - The 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act bans more than minute levels of lead in most children's products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that includes books.

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Eating Too Much Red Meat Could Kill You, Study Says

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A massive study just completed shows that those who eat red meat daily are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease and cancer in a ten year period. A Wausau cardiologist says you may be surprised at how little red meat we should be eating.

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Whooping Cough Hits Central Wisconsin School

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Marathon County health officials say nine children at Riverside Elementary School in Ringle have tested positive for whooping cough since Jan. 1.

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Peanut Butter Product Recall Rises

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Dozens of companies are voluntarily recalling products that contain peanut butter, because they could contain salmonella.

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Langlade Hospital’s Dr. Deep to receive national awards Aspirus physician recognized for leadership abilities

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Langlade Hospital Chief of Medical Staff Noel N. Deep, M.D., FACP, was recently informed that he is the winner of the 2009 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award, and also is one of the first recipients of the American College of Physicians’ LEAD (Leadership Enhancement and Development) Award.

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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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