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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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Federal judge delays North Dakota abortion law

Posted: 07/22/2013 - A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected -- as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

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Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo

Posted: 07/22/2013 - U.S. researchers are about to test a way to thwart one of chemotherapy's most despised side effects -- to see if giving the scalp a deep chill can prevent hair loss.

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Local sisters bond to fight cancer

Posted: 07/19/2013 - Friday, marked the 6th annual "Golf for a Cause," in Sun Prairie. It also raises a lot of money towards cancer research. In the past six years "Golf for a Cure," has raised over 30,000 dollars, and they're donating this year's proceeds to the UW's Carbone Cancer Center.

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Dozens gather along State St. to protest abortion restrictions

Updated: 07/15/2013 - Chanting, "our body, our choice," dozens gathered along State St. and at the Capitol Monday afternoon, picketing and rallying. The event was in response to abortion-restricting legislation in a number of states from down in Texas to here in Wisconsin

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Keep an eye on your health during hot weather

Updated: 07/17/2013 - The City of Madison released some bullet points to remind people to take care of themselves and watch out for the well-being of others in extreme heat.

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Rabid bat found on Madison's northeast side

Posted: 07/12/2013 - The Department of Public Health wants to inform the public that a rabid bat was found on Madison's northeast side. Officials want anyone who came in contact with it to call them.

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