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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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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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