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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football


By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. More>>

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit


By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer... More>>

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times


Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More>>

Study: Depression in teens can be treated in primary care setting

For some teens, the back to school blues will be setting in soon, and those suffering from depression may have problems engaging in treatment. More>>

Backpack Weight Adds Up As Students Go Back to School

Backpack Weight Adds Up As Students Go Back to School Video included

With students going back to school, experts are recommending that parents take a look at students' backpacks. Students are carrying around books, school supplies, and computers, and the weight adds up. Students' backpacks, which can weigh upwards of thirty pounds, may be causing shoulder, neck, and back problems. More>>

Health study: Your attitude could determine how long you live

It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer. But research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature. So what is the secret to healthy aging? More>>

Mayo Clinic to offer at-home colon cancer test

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic are offering a new way for patients to be tested for colon cancer. More>>

Vikings' Peterson urges anaphylactic kids to be prepared

Adrian Peterson has many endorsements, and this one hits as close to home as any. More>>

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity


New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio... More>>

New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect


The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S. More>>

UW-La Crosse offers health tips for college students Video included

With college students set to return to campus over the next couple of weeks, La Crosse health officials have some reminders for those students. More>>

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