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Clinical trial showing promise, fighting childhood cancer
- It's every parent's worst nightmare- their child has cancer. A new clinical trial being used right here at home is showing promise, bringing hope to families when they need it most.
Family Care expansion to 7 counties approved
- MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget committee has approved expanding Wisconsin's popular Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven northeastern counties.
VA names former Milwaukee VA director as new director for Phoenix medical center
- PHOENIX (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has named longtime administrator Glen Grippen as the interim director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Dane County prepares for Ebola, risk remains very low
- Public Health- Madison and Dane County say there are no cases for Ebola in Dane County, and the risk remains low. PHMDC partnered with organizations to make sure Dane County is prepared if Ebola arrives in the community.
UW Health to stop selling sugary drinks
- UW Health plans to stop selling sugar sweetened beverages. The policy change will take place at UW Hospital & Clinics, American Family Children’s Hospital and the UW Medical Foundation buildings.
New Training For First Responders
- Ryan Brothers Ambulance of Madison received a big upgrade on Wednesday. They'll have someone new to help with training, but it's not a person. Nasco and Simulaids donated a Smart Stat mannequin to the first responders.
UPDATE: New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
- Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Wisconsin health officials start ebola hotline
- Wisconsin state health officials have launched an Ebola hotline.
Doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola after initial tests
- Doctor Craig Spencer who just returned from West Africa tests positive for Ebola after preliminary tests.
Flu season hits Wisconsin
- MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin.
Shine On 365: Pink for a Cause
- Raising awareness about a deathly disease.
Ebola symposium held in Milwaukee
- State and local health care providers as well as emergency responders are gathering in Milwaukee to make sure they are ready for any potential cases of Ebola.
Local schools on "heightened alert" for enterovirus
- The "D68" strain killed a 4-year-old in New Jersey.
UPDATE: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US dead
- UPDATE: A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.
Five enterovirus cases now reported in Wisconsin
- MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State health officials say the number of confirmed cases of enterovirus 68 has climbed to five in Wisconsin.
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