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University of Wisconsin researchers take on ticks

Posted: 05/24/2014 - A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin is taking on deer ticks -- with hopes of giving people a tool to protect themselves from the bugs that can transmit Lyme disease.

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UPDATE: Wisconsin patients waiting for seizure drug

Posted: 06/16/2014 - UPDATE: Wisconsin epileptic patients are still waiting for doctors to give them a marijuana-based anti-seizure drug two months after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill allow the medication's use.

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The thigh gap trap

Updated: 05/20/2014 - The days of muscular thighs and well defined derrieres are gone, and the new trend, thigh gap. Have you heard of it? It's an ongoing problem with teens and now advertisers are hopping on board with the trend, but are they taking it too far?

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Nearly 63,000 Wisconsin residents lost Medicaid

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Nearly 63,000 Wisconsin residents who were on the state's BadgerCare Medicaid program lost their coverage at the end of March under tighter income eligibility standards.

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Welcoming Baby: Exercise during pregnancy

Updated: 05/15/2014 - We've all heard exercise is good for your health. And doctors and fitness experts agree that it's just as important during pregnancy.

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Wisconsin death rate holds steady

Posted: 05/15/2014 - The latest report on deaths in Wisconsin shows that the death rate held steady in 2012, with heart disease and cancer once again the leading causes.

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Getting drunk off hand sanitizer

Updated: 05/08/2014 - It's something you think of as healthy, killing germs and disinfecting. But police say it could be deadly, and Madison Police have now taken hand sanitizer it out of the City County Building.

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Mosquito & tick danger

Updated: 05/05/2014 - Warm summer months bring mosquitoes and ticks with it, potentially carrying dangerous diseases.

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Wisconsin health care signups soar in March, April

Updated: 05/01/2014 - Nearly 140,000 Wisconsin residents have selected an insurance plan through the online federal exchanges since mid-April, about equaling the number of people who signed up in the previous six months.

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Car seat safety event

Updated: 04/29/2014 - Using an old car seats can be very dangerous. Car seat recycle day is set for this weekend in Madison.

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UPDATE: Mumps cases on rise at UW-Madison

Posted: 04/21/2014 - UPDATE University health officials are warning students about a rise in confirmed cases of mumps at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Governor announces plan to expand Family Care

Posted: 04/21/2014 - Republican Gov. Scott Walker says state health officials are ready to begin expanding a state program that provides in-home care for the elderly and disabled to seven more Wisconsin counties.

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No Need for a Rotten Egg, Food Safety this Easter

Updated: 04/18/2014 - Friday is egg-citing day in the Hermanson household. "Should I dye it all pink or half pink?" says one of Heather Hermanson's kids while another asks, "Can we mix red and yellow?"

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Van Hollen, Stepp promote drug take-back day

Posted: 04/17/2014 - The Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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