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Kids get Codeine in ER Despite Risks, Guidelines

Posted: 9:32 AM - The authors of a study on prescribing the painkiller codeine to children say it happens too often when alternatives are available, such as dark honey for cough.

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Wisconsin Senate passes Cancer Drugs Bill

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Chemotherapy drugs in pill form would be more affordable for cancer patients under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Wisconsin Prepares for Health Insurance Deadline

Posted: 03/31/2014 - Health insurance enrollment counselors across Wisconsin are prepared for a lot of activity as a key deadline under the federal health care overhaul law nears.

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Supporters of Cancer Drug bill not Giving up Hope

Posted: 03/17/2014 - Supporters of a bill that would make cancer drugs more affordable in Wisconsin are not giving up hope that the measure can still pass the Legislature this year.

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Does 'Oil Pulling' Boost Oral Health?

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Most nights you might swish mouthwash around your teeth to stave off cavities and gum disease, but some folks are turning to a more slippery solution to gargle: oil.

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Hospital Group to Post When Newborn Tests are Sent

Posted: 03/08/2014 - Starting in April, the Wisconsin Hospital Association will post data that will show expecting parents whether the hospital where they plan to have their baby promptly sends newborn screening samples to the lab for testing.

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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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