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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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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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