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Madison-based company has developed a new vaccine for the flu Video included

MADISON (WKOW) - Madison-based company, FluGen, Inc., will begin a clinical study in the spring to test a new vaccine to fight the flu.  It starts with the chills, then comes the aches and the fever. You can feel it in your bones; it's the dreaded flu.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed what hospitals around the country already know; it's a bad year for the flu. But Paul Radspinner, President and CEO of the Madison company FluGen, Inc., says there's hope. ...

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Researchers closing in on universal flu vaccine

Doctors say it's still not too late to get the flu shot. Soon enough, you may not have to get one of the vaccines every year.

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Red Cross Urgently Calls for Blood and Platelet Donors Video included

MADISON (WKOW) - Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations. At the national level, blood donations are down and the American Red Cross is urgently calling for blood and platelet donors of all types.  "We are about 28,000 donations down than where we need to be. The Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 donations a day," says Laura McGuire, American Red Cross Communications Manager.  According to McGuire, several factors are affec...

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Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Man who suppressed sneeze by pinching his nose suffers ruptured throat, swollen neck and lost voice in "exceedingly rare" case in the UK. More>>

Flu causing strain on short saline supplies at local hospitals Video included

A nationwide flu epidemic has hospitals scrambling to stock essential supplies people need to get healthy, which are already in short supply.

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Potential measles exposure at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Passengers traveling at O'Hare Airport on January 10 may have been exposed to the measles, according to officials.

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Elevated lead levels in water discovered in two Poynette schools

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POYNETTE (WKOW) -- Two Poynette schools have elevated lead levels in their water, according to test results received Thursday by the school district.

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Report: Too many parents still put babies at risk for sudden death

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows too many parents put their babies at risk for sudden death.

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FDA warning: Keep kids away from certain cough medicines

It's cold and flu season, but the FDA wants you to keep your kids away from certain cough medicines. 

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