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Add immunization to your back-to-school checklist Video included

Kids will be going back to school in a little over a month. Along with the new backpacks and pencils, parents are being reminded to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date.
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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More>>

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

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The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. More>>

Breast Care Center in La Crosse gets new location, new look Video included

The Breast Care Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse opens it's doors on Wednesday after moving to a new location.
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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. More>>

8,000 get false notice of health care cancellation

More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans have received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don't pay up. More>>

Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

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The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. More>>

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

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More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. More>>

Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. More>>

Contagious disease affects children in Eau Claire

A disease is spreading through Wisconsin, and it's arrived in Eau Claire with a bullseye on kids."Hand, foot and mouth disease is a virus that most often occurs in children under the age of 10," says Jill Bauer, a public health nurse for the Eau Claire County Health Department.  More>>

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

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Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. More>>

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 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>>

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>>

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