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Sheboygan district loosens its lice policies

Updated: 11/12/2013 - Schools throughout Sheboygan County are loosening their lice policies, allowing students with the scalp-infesting insects to remain in the classroom rather than miss school time.

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UPDATE: Enrollment forms mailed to those losing Medicaid

Posted: 11/11/2013 - UPDATE: The state is mailing paper health insurance applications to an estimated 77,000 people slated to lose Medicaid coverage in January but are having trouble accessing the federal online marketplace.

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Wis. health care advocates question Walker

Posted: 11/08/2013 - Wisconsin health care advocates want Gov. Scott Walker to say what will happen with 77,000 adults being shifted off Medicaid if they are not able to get coverage through the new health insurance exchange.

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UPDATED: The FDA moves to ban trans fats

Updated: 11/07/2013 - The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health.

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Wis. man giving $75,000 to help kids with cancer

Posted: 11/07/2013 - A Door County man whose 5-year-old grandson was diagnosed with leukemia last year has created a fund at the Marshfield Clinic to help other families of young cancer patients.

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Health law clock is ticking for sickest patients

Posted: 11/06/2013 - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries

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UW-Madison offers first lactose-free ice creams

Posted: 11/02/2013 - The dairy program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has unveiled its first two lactose-free ice cream flavors, catering to customers who may have a hard time digesting the milk sugar.

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Premature birth rate up slightly in Wisconsin

Posted: 11/01/2013 - A new report shows the number of premature births in Wisconsin inched up slightly in 2012 compared to the year before. The March of Dimes report released Friday pegs the state's pre-term birth rate at 10.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percent from 2011.

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Wis. officials urge people to check detectors

Updated: 10/31/2013 - Wisconsin health and emergency management officials are urging people to check their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks back this weekend.

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UPDATE: Health site security concerns raised in memo

Updated: 10/30/2013 - UPDATE: Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care law in Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was confronted Wednesday with a government memo that raised security concerns about the website consumers are using to enroll.

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Sebelius apologizes for health law rollout fiasco

Posted: 10/30/2013 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she's sorry consumers have wasted so much time dealing with technical problems on the Obama administration's health insurance website.

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Obama admin. lowers health sign-up expectations

Posted: 10/29/2013 - The Obama administration is trying to lower expectations for strong initial enrollments under the president's historic expansion of health coverage for the medically uninsured.

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Wis. groups struggle to reach uninsured for sign up

Posted: 10/26/2013 - The new health care reform law makes health insurance available to the 500,000 Wisconsin residents who don't have it, but not all of them know about the new law or how it applies to them.

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Wis. company again expands chicken, ham recall

Posted: 10/26/2013 - A Milwaukee company is recalling 50 more tons of chicken and ham products, the third time in two months that Garden-Fresh Foods Inc. initiated a recall over contamination concerns.

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Wis. poll: 54 percent favor health care reform law

Posted: 10/23/2013 - A new poll says more than half of Wisconsinites support the new health care reform law, and two in three uninsured respondents said they planned to buy individual insurance through the government's online health exchange.

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