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First human case of West Nile discovered in Rock County

State and local health officials are warning residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites after they announced this year’s first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Rock County.


25th Annual Heart Walk raises awareness of heart-related issues Video included

MADISON (WKOW) --- People in Madison laced up their shoes Saturday for the city's 25th Annual Heart Walk. The event aims to raise awareness of heart disease, and raise funds for education and research for heart and stroke related issues. Many attendees were walking for someone special that has struggled with heart related problems. “It's really important for us because it's wonderful to see so many other children Carter's age to share similar circumstance. And to talk with th... More>>

What's going around: Time to get your flu vaccine Video included

 Even though it still feels like summer outside, it's time to think about getting a flu shot.  Local doctors say they're already starting to see cases.  


Infection linked to puppies found in Wisconsin

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of infections in seven states, including Wisconsin, that may be linked to puppies.


New procedure in Madison reduces risk of stroke for carotid surgeries Video included

A new procedure at a Madison hospital is aiming to reduce the risks for people with cardiovascular problems.


Doctor shortage could impact rural areas in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW) released a report Tuesday that predicts by 2035, we could be 4,000 doctors short of what's really needed in the state.


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