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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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NEW INFO: Three Children Still in the Hospital after Pool Mishap

Updated: 02/29/2008 - The Marathon County Health Department says the State Department of Health will be investigating this morning's chlorine accident at the North Central Health Care Pool in Wausau. A health department official tells us there had been mechanical work done on pumps at the pool this morning.

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Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill Requiring Autism Coverage

Updated: 02/27/2008 - Insurance companies would be required to cover autism under a bill that passed the state Senate but probably will not go any further. Gov. Jim Doyle has been a strong advocate for the bill, which passed Tuesday under a 25-8 vote.

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Wisconsin Battles Flu Outbreak

Posted: 02/25/2008 - Wisconsin is being effected with a later than usual flu outbreak and doctors are saying if you haven't gotten your flu shot there is still time.

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Doyle Says Youth Smoking Hits Lowest Point Ever in State

Posted: 02/22/2008 - Governor Doyle says illegal sales of cigarettes and tobacco to young people in Wisconsin has hit an all-time low. Doyle says the 2007 sales survey shows that the noncompliance rate was just 4.5 percent. That compares with 5.5 percent in 2006, the previous low.

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Report: Toxins Could be Sickening Some Wis. Residents

Posted: 02/12/2008 - Environmental toxins, including mercury, lead and PCBs could be increasing the incidence of health problems like low birth weights, stroke and coronary heart disease in Milwaukee County.

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Women Need to Be Heart Health Too

Posted: 02/10/2008 - Heart disease, typically thought of as a man’s disease, is affecting more women than ever, but there is hope and the pattern can be changed.

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CDC REPORT: State Funded Programs Help Smokers Quit

Posted: 02/03/2008 - New research by the centers for the disease control and prevention shows greater investments in state tobacco control programs are associated with larger and more rapid declines in adult smoking prevalence.

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