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Dane County to launch safe sleep campaign Video included

In the last five years, there’s been an increase in the number of sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs) in Dane County. According to the Public Health Department, more than 70 percent of those deaths were the result of unsafe sleep environment.
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School food service workers learn healthy recipes

A Wisconsin chef is teaching school food service workers in the Green Bay area the art of preparing healthy meals from scratch.
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New treatment option for chronic hives Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- People with a form of chronic hives now have a new treatment option. More>>

UW researchers collect insects and marine wildlife in hopes of creating antibiotics Video included

Many medical experts believe the world is facing a global public health crisis. Every year the Center for Disease Control says more than two million patients in hospitals get infections that are resistant to antibiotics. More>>

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

 President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges.
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UPDATE: Mumps cases reported at UW-Madison Video included

Cases of mumps are increasing on the UW-Madison campus. More>>

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- It's Oral Cancer Awareness Month.... so cancer centers and dental offices across the country are educating people about the importance of screenings. More>>

Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing

Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico.
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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. More>>

Enrollment deadlines approaching for health insurance

The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is reminding everyone there are two Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadlines coming in the next several weeks. More>>

Red Cross seeks more donors after winter weather cancels blood drives

A steady crowd of volunteers at the Madison Red Cross Thursday was a welcome sight after several blood drives were canceled during the bitterly cold weather we had last week. More>>

State offers tips to avoid tobacco sales to minors

Wisconsin state health officials are offering tips to help retailers avoid selling tobacco products to minors. More>>

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