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UPDATE: Norovirus: myth or fact?

Updated: 12/18/2013 - Public Health - Madison and Dane County has been receiving sporadic reports from around Dane County of cases of what is likely norovirus.

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FDA says germ-killing soap could pose health risks

Posted: 12/16/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.

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Flu vaccinations down in Wisconsin

Updated: 12/13/2013 - You might walk past the signs everyday, asking if you've gotten your flu shot yet, and if you haven't, you could not only be putting yourself in danger but your whole family.

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Wis. to call, send letters about Medicaid change

Posted: 12/13/2013 - Wisconsin health officials plan to call and send letters to all 83,000 childless adults who were originally scheduled to start receiving Medicaid in January but now will have to wait until April.

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School investigates outbreak of rash, nausea

Posted: 12/12/2013 - An Adams-Friendship elementary school has run a battery of tests to determine why two dozen students and several staff members have experienced skin irritation.

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'Cannibal sandwiches' sicken Wisconsin residents

Updated: 12/05/2013 - Health officials are warning Wisconsin residents about a holiday tradition that involves eating raw meat after more than a dozen people became ill last year.

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Co-worker gives the gift of a lifetime

Updated: 11/27/2013 - It's a gift that will last a lifetime, a selfless donation made to a co-worker. The gift is giving one Madison man a big reason to be thankful this holiday season.

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Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

Posted: 11/26/2013 - The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.

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Marshfield residents donate DNA

Posted: 11/26/2013 - Wisconsin residents are storing DNA samples for future medical and other testing, taking advantage of a Marshfield company's DNA Banking Day services.

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Thanksgiving can be tough with celiac disease

Posted: 11/25/2013 - Thanksgiving can be one of the toughest holidays for people with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease marked by sensitivity to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye.

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Wis. cancer center tailors recipes to patients

Posted: 11/22/2013 - A La Crosse cancer center is among six nationwide working to provide more tempting food and recipes to patients often nauseated and exhausted due to treatment.

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US survey: More than 1 in 10 kids has ADHD

Posted: 11/22/2013 - Health officials say the number of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise. The latest survey says more than 1 in 10 children has been diagnosed with it.

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Flu season starts earlier than usual in Wisconsin

Posted: 11/21/2013 - State and local health officials say the flu season is starting earlier than usual in Wisconsin. Fifteen people have been hospitalized so far across the state. About half are in Milwaukee County. Twenty-five flu cases have been confirmed statewide.

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