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Lack of details about exchange raising concerns

Posted: 08/16/2013 - With just six weeks until sign ups begin for the new online health insurance marketplaces in Wisconsin, regulators have yet to release any details about what plans will be offered or how much they will cost.

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Back to school jitters or anxiety?

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Many kids heading back to school have jitters, but others have anxiety. There are warning signs and ways to make the transition smoother for your child.

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Wis. asks feds to tighten BadgerCare eligibility

Posted: 08/09/2013 - Wisconsin officials have asked the federal government for permission to tighten income eligibility levels for the state's BadgerCare Plus health insurance programs.

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UPDATE: Wis. DOJ asks judge to stay abortion injunction

Updated: 08/08/2013 - UPDATE: The state Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to stay a lawsuit challenging a new Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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State encourages back-to-school immunizations

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Wisconsin health officials are encouraging parents to make sure their children have the necessary immunizations before sending their children back to school.

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Insurance companies in Wis. exchange released

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Thirteen insurance companies across Wisconsin have cleared the first hurdle to participate in the new federally run insurance exchange established under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul.

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Liberal groups launch pro-health overhaul campaign

Posted: 08/02/2013 - Two liberal groups are launching a campaign in Wisconsin and nine other states to promote President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and encourage people to enroll in health care exchanges.

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UPDATE: Walker dismisses county Medicaid money push

Updated: 08/02/2013 - UPDATE: Gov. Scott Walker is dismissing an attempt by 20 Wisconsin counties to circumvent the state and deal directly with the federal government to get money to pay for Medicaid programs.

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Appeals court strikes down NYC's big-soda ban

Posted: 07/30/2013 - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City's Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.

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Kids who were breastfed longer have higher IQs, new study shows

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Young children who were breastfed as infants scored higher on intelligence tests than formula-fed kids, and the longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference, say Harvard University researchers in a study published today in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging

Posted: 07/25/2013 - Disappointed health officials say only about half of teenage girls have gotten a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer -- a rate that's changed little in three years.

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