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Family Care expansion to 7 counties approved

Posted: 11/12/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget committee has approved expanding Wisconsin's popular Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven northeastern counties.

Dane County prepares for Ebola, risk remains very low

Posted: 10/31/2014 - Public Health- Madison and Dane County say there are no cases for Ebola in Dane County, and the risk remains low. PHMDC partnered with organizations to make sure Dane County is prepared if Ebola arrives in the community.

UW Health to stop selling sugary drinks

Updated: 10/30/2014 - UW Health plans to stop selling sugar sweetened beverages. The policy change will take place at UW Hospital & Clinics, American Family Children’s Hospital and the UW Medical Foundation buildings.

New Training For First Responders

Updated: 10/29/2014 - Ryan Brothers Ambulance of Madison received a big upgrade on Wednesday. They'll have someone new to help with training, but it's not a person. Nasco and Simulaids donated a Smart Stat mannequin to the first responders.

Flu season hits Wisconsin

Posted: 10/22/2014 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State health officials say the flu season is off to a strong start in Wisconsin.

Ebola symposium held in Milwaukee

Posted: 10/14/2014 - State and local health care providers as well as emergency responders are gathering in Milwaukee to make sure they are ready for any potential cases of Ebola.

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