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Dogs Die in Waukesha Shelter Possibly Due to Bacteria

Updated: 05/03/2008 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A bacterial strain that killed more than 1,000 dogs in outbreaks in Las Vegas and Miami has been found in some of the seven dogs that were stricken and died at a Wisconsin shelter.

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Wisconsin Health Officials Confirm 6 Measles Cases in State

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Wisconsin health officials have confirmed two more cases of the measles. The Department of Health and Family Services had listed one case in Racine County and one in Walworth County as probable, but spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says laboratory tests have now confirmed they are measles.

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Health Care Company Denies Personal Data Was Ever at Risk

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The chief executive of the company that controls a database containing sensitive information about senior citizens and disabled people in Wisconsin says the data was never at risk of a breach.

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Stem Cell Research Conference to be Held in Wausau

Updated: 04/21/2008 - Northcentral Wisconsin residents are getting an opportunity to ask doctors and scientists questions about stem cell research. The research has come under fire in the past because of some of the procedures used to harvest embryos.

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Gesundheit! It's Allergy Season in Wisconsin

Updated: 04/17/2008 - Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and residents of Northcentral Wisconsin are already feeling the effects. Doctors say now that trees are starting to bud it's a sure sign that allergy season is here.

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Doyle Signs Bill Requiring Fire-Safe Cigarettes

Posted: 04/08/2008 - All cigarettes sold in Wisconsin will have to be the type that automatically extinguish when they're not being smoked under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jim Doyle. Wisconsin now joins 22 other states in requiring that only fire-safe cigarettes be sold.

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Doctors Say Wisconsin Runner Died of Heart Condition

Posted: 04/08/2008 - A pathologist says the UW-Madison graduate student who died after running the Little Rock Marathon had a heart condition usually seen in older people. 27-year-old Adam Nickel collapsed after finishing the race in Arkansas March 2nd.

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Survey Shows Support of Wis. Smoking Ban Increasing

Posted: 04/08/2008 - A new survey shows that support for a statewide smoking ban covering all bars, restaurants and workplaces is increasing. 69 percent of survey respondents say they support such a law.

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Doyle Meets with Leavitt to Discuss Wis. Health Insurance Program

Updated: 04/07/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle hopes to get federal approval for an expansion of the state's BadgerCare Plus health insurance program within the next three to five months. The plan to expand the basic coverage to about 81,000 childless adults starting Jan. 1 has already won approval from the state Legislature.

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Edgar Family Living With Autism Diagnosis

Updated: 04/02/2008 - World Autism Day is Wednesday April 2nd, 2008 and a family in Edgar is sharing their story hoping to inspire others not to lose hope.

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Marshfield Overwhelmingly Passes Smoking Ban

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Marshfield is the latest place in Wisconsin to ban smoking. Tuesday voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum banning indoor smoking in public places, including bars and taverns.

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Marathon County Adult Sick from Eating Contaminated Cantaloupe

Updated: 03/25/2008 - The state Department of Health and Family Services says at least three Wisconsin residents have been sickened in a multistate salmonella outbreak believed to be linked to tainted cantaloupe. Stephanie Ward, a spokeswoman for the agency, says two of the adults are in Outagamie County and one lives in Marathon County.

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NEW INFO: 11-Year-Old Girl Died of Untreated Diabetic Condition

Updated: 01/05/2010 - Chief Dan Vergin tells NewsChannel 7 an 11-year-old Weston girl died Sunday of a diabetic condition. Vergin says Madeline Neumann weighed 75 pounds when she died, and that her parents prayed over her but sought no medical attention.

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Report Says Wisconsin Has Shortage of Mental Health Beds

Posted: 03/24/2008 - A national report says Wisconsin is one of 11 states that have what a Virginia mental health group characterizes as a "severe" shortage of public hospital beds for psychiatric patients. The Treatment Advocacy Center suggests 50 beds per 100,000 people, whereas Wisconsin has less than half that.

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Janesville Treats Wastewater with Sugar, Molasses

Posted: 03/14/2008 - Ingredients better suited for a cookie recipe are being used to treat Janesville's wastewater. Workers are dumping sugar and molasses into the wastewater at the treatment plant.

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Madison to Host World Stem Cell Summit in September

Posted: 03/12/2008 - Hundreds of the world's top players in the field of stem cell research will gather in Madison for a summit in September. Up to 1,000 researchers, philanthropists and business representatives are expected to attend the World Stem Cell Summit at the Alliant Energy Center on Sept. 22 and 23.

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