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Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat Video included

Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight is over.    


Public Health recommends private well owners test water annually Video included

If you get your water from a private well, experts say now is the time to get your water tested. If you live in an area that saw flooding from spring snow melt you could be at risk for having contaminated water. 


What's Going Around: Lingering cough Video included

Millions of people head to the doctor every year because of stubborn coughs.


Flu season could last "many more weeks" in Wisconsin

The flu season in Wisconsin could last until May.


HIV & syphilis cluster in Milwaukee prompts education and testing efforts Video included

Milwaukee is among one of the worst cities in the nation for sexually transmitted diseases after a large outbreak of HIV and syphilis hit the city. Now, advocates and doctors from Milwaukee to Madison are pushing for education and testing to keep the cluster from spreading.


What's Going Around: Ear infections after cold Video included

Dr. John Frey says viral upper respiratory illnesses are going around lately, and kids can get an ear infection following a cold. 


Hospitals offering big benefits to recruit nurses

America is facing a nursing shortage, so hospitals are offering perks and incentives to attract qualified applicants.


Can ride-hailing companies cure medical transportation woes?


Lyft and Uber are expanding rides to the doctor with the bill going to care providers or insurers. More>>

Legislation would combat pharmaceutical price gouging Video included

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New legislation hopes to prevent prescription drug companies from increasing their costs. The bill would encourage Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to block pharmaceutical corporations from price-gouging.


Study: Selfies make your nose look bigger Video included

If you're considering a nose job, don't use a selfie to make your decision.  


What's Going Around: Norovirus, flu-like illnesses Video included

Influenza and flu-like illnesses continue to be a problem across Wisconsin. Sauk County is seeing that, but also Norovirus. 


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