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More U.S. Moms Giving Birth in Home, Birthing Centers

Updated: 03/07/2014 - According to a new government report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more American women are having out-of-hospital births. Though the number is still low, at about 1.36 percent of all births, the movement is growing.

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Gov. Walker Signs Bill to Improve Newborn Health Screenings

Posted: 03/03/2014 - Governor Walker has signed Senate Bill 523, strengthening Wisconsin’s newborn screening program. The bill opens the door for Wisconsin to add congenital heart defect (CHD) screening, often referred to as “pulse oximetry.”

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Doctors Call for More Study of Pot for Seizures

Updated: 03/04/2014 - A medical group of epilepsy experts is calling on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be studied.

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Changes Proposed for Nutrition Labels

Updated: 02/28/2014 - Nutrition labels may soon be getting a makeover that would make choosing healthier options for you and your family a lot easier.

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Assembly Committee Endorses Medical Marijuana

Updated: 02/27/2014 - The Assembly Committee on Children and Families is endorsing a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. The vote was 7-1 in favor.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Lurking In Your Lunchbox

Updated: 05/08/2014 - It's your kid's favorite part of the school day, lunch time. While parents are more focused on packing a balanced lunch, you may want to think twice about what you're packing that lunch in.

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Flu Season Warning; Younger Adults Hit Hardest

Posted: 02/21/2014 - As the flu season winds down, health officials say it wasn't as bad as last year and the vaccine worked better. But younger adults were hit harder because of a surge of swine flu.

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US, 26 Countries Launch Effort to Fight Outbreaks

Posted: 02/13/2014 - The U.S. and 26 other nations are announcing a new collaboration to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.

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Medications Can Affect Men and Women Differently

Posted: 02/10/2014 - Differences between men and women prompted the FDA last year to recommend that each take different dosages of this country's most popular sleep drug, Ambien.

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Bill Increases Training for Medical Licenses


Posted: 02/10/2014 - Two legislators with a medical background have introduced a bill that would require two years of training for medical school graduates before they could receive a doctor's license in Wisconsin. The state currently requires one year.

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Student Posters at Health Fair Stir Sex Ed. Controversy

Updated: 01/31/2014 - The birds and bees are a fact of life, but how early should our kids be taught about them? It's a question being debated in one local school district after a mom says her eighth grade daughter was given a graphic lesson in how to use a condom at school.

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FDA Says it is Studying Caramel Coloring in Soda

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk.

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