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Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight

A new government study says many kids don't have an accurate idea of their own weight, and many of them are obese young people who view themselves as normal. More>>

Sara Lee recalls smoked sausage over allergen

Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, is recalling 41 tons of smoked sausage due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. More>>

Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia


Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. More>>

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade


The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. More>>

Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools


Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests. More>>

Gundersen awarded for bariatric surgery excellence Video included

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Gundersen Health System is being honored for their excellence in bariatric surgery.The hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades who said Gundersen is among the top 10 percent of hospitals for bariatric patient outcomes.Gundersen received the Healthgrades 2014 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award along with a five-star rating for bariatric surgery for the fifth year in a row. To determine the rating, Heathgrades looks at surgery outcomes in 19 different states over a... More>>

FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal


The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. More>>

Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin


By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general... More>>

Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker


No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. More>>

Eau Claire Woman Featured in “Tips from Former Smoker” Campaign Video included

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Amanda Brenden started smoking in 5th grade. By age 12 she was smoking every day.“Nicotine had a really strong hold on me,” said Brenden. More>>

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease


By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long... More>>

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