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Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancy, Abortions

Posted: 4:31 PM - A study shows that giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion.

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DEA Holding Its Final Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: 09/27/2014 - The Drug Enforcement Administration is ending its "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" program after what it says has been a "very, very successful" run.

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Child in Door Co. Tests Positive for Enterovirus D68

Updated: 09/26/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed one positive case of Enterovirus D68 in the state. They said in a press release Thursday, a child from Door County tested positive for the virus.

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Anti-addiction Groups Call for new FDA Chief

Posted: 09/24/2014 - Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Nearly 700 Complaints Over Waits At Madison VA

Posted: 09/21/2014 - Records show that over the last two years, there have been nearly 700 complaints about the timeliness of getting health care at Madison's Veterans Hospital.

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes in Study

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.

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CDC tells Healthy Adults not to Forget Flu Vaccine

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter -- and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated.

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Wisconsin Needs $760M More for Medicaid

Posted: 09/16/2014 - The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program.

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US Works to Step up Ebola aid, but is it Enough?

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The U.S. has a two-pronged strategy on Ebola: Increase desperately needed aid to West Africa and train U.S. medical workers for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone.

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NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

Posted: 09/12/2014 - The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

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FDA Approves Weight-loss Drug Contrave

Posted: 09/11/2014 - U.S. regulators are greenlighting a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments.

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Thyroid, Kidney Cancers up in Kids but Still Rare

Posted: 09/08/2014 - Federal researchers say childhood kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years. And although the diseases are rare, researchers are wondering if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

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Obama Warns Ebola Outbreak Could Worsen

Posted: 09/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task.

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Wife, Son of Ebola Patient Visit Nebraska Center

Posted: 09/07/2014 - A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has visited with two of his family members at the Nebraska hospital where he's receiving treatment.

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Special Exchange Enrollment Period Announced

Posted: 09/04/2014 - An estimated 38,000 adults who had been receiving Medicaid coverage through Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus program before being kicked off earlier this year will have more time to sign up under the federal health insurance exchange.

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FDA OKs Merck Drug, 1st in New Cancer Drug Class

Posted: 09/04/2014 - U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system, a Merck drug developed for treating deadly skin cancer.

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CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

Posted: 09/03/2014 - As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

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