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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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Wisconsin Hospitals Work on Going Green

Posted: 11/08/2008 - Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers has switched to reusable plates and silverware in the cafeteria that serves 1,000 meals a day. Food service manager Cindy Jones says she's cutting out Styrofoam and other disposable items likely to end up in landfills.

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NTC Medical Simulator Lives and Breathes

Updated: 11/05/2008 - A unique medical simulator called iStan gives students at Northcentral Technical College the ultimate hands-on experience. The $250,000 technology blinks, breathes, lives and sometimes dies.

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Doyle Unveils Research Triangle for Gene Research

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle has unveiled an initiative he says will make Wisconsin a worldwide leader in personalized health care. Doyle on Friday announced the formation of the Wisconsin Medical Research Triangle, one that might rival a similar research park in North Carolina.

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Laird Research Center Dedication Friday

Updated: 10/09/2008 - Area researchers now have a brand new facility putting them one step closer to making some ground-breaking discoveries in the medical field.

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How to Read FDA’s Non-Ruling on Kids’ Cold Meds

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Now that the FDA is postponing its ruling on whether cold medicines are safe and effective for kids ages two to six, what’s a parent to do when their child gets a cough? A local pediatrician weighs in on the risks parents take when they give their kids cold medicines, as well as some safe solutions to stop the sniffles.

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It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shots Again

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The fall season may just be getting underway, but before you know it the flu season is going to be here. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are recommending people get their flu shots now.

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Former Drug User Shares Her Story of Struggling with Addiction

Updated: 09/20/2008 - Following a major drug bust in Northcentral Wisconsin, a former drug user shares her story to show why overcoming addiction is so difficult in an effort for others to understand why drugs are continuously a problem in our communities.

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Dane County Bans Smoking in Unincorporated Areas

Posted: 09/20/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Dane County Board has voted to ban smoking in workplaces in the unincorporated parts of the county outside of villages and cities next summer.

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West Nile Threat Diminishing as Summer Comes to an End

Posted: 09/18/2008 - With the confirmation of yet another case of the West Nile virus in our area, you may think the problem’s growing in Wisconsin. But a local entomologist says our state has had fewer cases this year than in years past and we shouldn’t see many more cases this year.

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