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Higher Blood Pressure Threshold OK in Older Adults

Posted: 12/18/2013 - New guidelines are out that say many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively. That could mean taking fewer pills to get high blood pressure under control.

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Electronic Cigarette Shop Opens in Stevens Point

Updated: 12/13/2013 - We see adds for it everyday, products to help people quit smoking. Now, one local teen is taking the anti-smoking campaign to a new level starting a new business dedicated to helping people quit. But he's doing it in a way you might not expect. .

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Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Relief in Technology Exclusive to Central WI

Updated: 12/12/2013 - It's been a long six weeks for Packer fans watching Aaron Rodgers on the sidelines after breaking his collar bone during a game in week 9 against the Chicago Bears. With his return still questionable in this week's game against the Cowboys, many fans are wondering what if there was a way to heal injuries like the QB's sooner. Well there is and it's technology only available in Your Town Greater Wausau.

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30 Percent of Rhinelander School Sick, Prompting Friday School Closure

Updated: 12/12/2013 - Pelican Elementary School in Rhinelander will be closed Friday, Dec. 13 due to the high incidence of a variety of illnesses among students and staff. The two main illnesses emerging are gastrointestinal and upper respiratory with fever.

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FDA Targets Antibiotics in Meat

Posted: 12/11/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is taking new action to help phase out the use of antibiotics in meat.

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FDA Warns of Problems with Philips Heart Devices

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Federal health regulators are warning the public not to use certain defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare because the heart-shocking devices may fail to operate in emergency situations.

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Warning: Your Turkey May Not be Gluten-Free

Posted: 11/25/2013 - Thanksgiving can be one of the toughest holidays for people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease marked by sensitivity to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye.

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Holidays a good time to talk Family Health History

Posted: 11/25/2013 - How much do you know about your family health history? It can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but its vital to staying healthy. And the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday may be the perfect time to talk.

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Thanksgiving can be Tough with Celiac Disease

Posted: 11/25/2013 - Thanksgiving can be one of the toughest holidays for people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease marked by sensitivity to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye.

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Weight Loss Program Offered Dec. 5 in Weston

Posted: 11/21/2013 - Ministry Medical Group in Weston will host “Weight Connections,” an educational and informative discussion on Weight Loss on Thursday, December 5.

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FDA Seeks Faster Warning Updates for Generic Drugs

Posted: 11/08/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for doctors and patients.

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Thirteen Percent of Pregnant Women in Wisconsin Smoke

Updated: 11/07/2013 - According to the State Department of Health Services, 13 percent of pregnant women in the state smoke. The state health department is hoping new programs will encourage them to quit and stay quit.

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FDA to Ban Artery-clogging Trans Fats

Updated: 11/08/2013 - The FDA is announcing Thursday that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health.

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