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UPDATE: Doctors oppose e-cigarette bill; smokers in favor
- UPDATE: Even as the nation's second-largest city is moving to ban electronic cigarettes where tobacco smoking is prohibited, Wisconsin lawmakers are considering doing just the opposite.
Drug thefts by pharmacists are persistent problem
- It's a persistent problem: thefts of controlled substances among pharmacists who have ready access to drugs and a duty to safeguard them.
Local mom fights for formula
- After more than 50 doctor visits in the past 18 months, and 2 trips to the emergency room. Autumn Nauman says her son Blake is stronger than she'll ever be, and the least she can do is fight for him.
Online resources for Madison moms
- An overview of local blogs, apps and websites that are helpful for expecting or new Madison moms.
Protecting yourself from the Flu
- It's a time of the year that doctors say they see a lot of Flu patients. Find out how you can protect yourself and what the difference is between the common Flu and H1N1.
UPDATE: Wis. Assembly OKs parolee sanctions bill
- UPDATE: The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would create a formal system of short-term sanctions for convicts who violate parole or probation.
UPDATE: Wis. Senate votes to expand informed consent
- UPDATE: A Wisconsin state law covering what information doctors are required to tell patients would be expanded under a bill that has passed the Senate.
Report: Wis. rarely revokes doctors' licenses
- A new report shows that while the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board issued different penalties for the same offenses, doctors most often received the lightest punishment -- a reprimand.
UPDATE: Wis. Assembly to vote on 'I'm sorry' bill
- UPDATED: The Wisconsin state Assembly has approved a bill that would allow doctors and other health care providers to say "I'm sorry" without fear of the statements being used against them in court.
Weather contributing to Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Feeling down from the winter weather? Seasonal Affective Disorder may be to blame.
Officials: Wausau flu death shows need for shots
- Health officials say the flu death of a Wausau man highlights the need to get vaccinated.
Puzzle sales up at local store, but why?
- "How did you hear about us? Where is this coming from?" That's the question Missy Stein, owner of Whoops & Company, had when she noticed a shift in her clientele. Little did she know, a portion of the new business was sent from Dr. Bob Przybelski from UW-Health.
Donors needed to replenish Red Cross blood supply
- The American Red Cross is seeking blood and platelet donors to help restock the blood supply for patients in need.
UPDATE: Feds: 56K Wis. residents signed up for insurance
- UPDATE: The federal government says more than 56,000 Wisconsin residents have selected a health care plan through the online federal exchanges.
One woman's quest to make communities dementia-friendly
- Jan Zimmerman of Heritage Homes Assisted Living launched the Watertown Dementia Awareness Coalition in October. Since then, she's gotten several business on board to becoming a more dementia-friendly community.
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