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First human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Wisconsin

State health officials are reporting the first human case of West Nile Virus this year.The State Department of Health Services says the the resident is from Ashland County in northern Wisconsin. More>>

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Kids still not eating enough fruits and veggies Video included

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- While kids are eating more fruit, they're still not eating enough. More>>

'Sexting' linked to sex in middle school Video included

Middle school students who send a lot of text messages may be more likely to be sexually active. More>>

Walk to End Alzheimer’s gears up for September walk Video included

MADISON (WKOW) – Event organizers are starting to prepare for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The two mile walk starts at 10am Sunday, September 21 at Monona Terrace. The Kick-Off Party and walk will take place September 21 at the Monona Terrace. Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk starts at 10:00am. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care,... More>>

Madison farmers market incentive program grows in 2nd year Video included

Farmers' markets are popping up in neighborhoods across the city, but not every family is able to enjoy what local farmers have to offer. That's where the MadMarket Double Dollars Program comes in. .. More>>

Muscle Team raises money for MDA Video included

Kids and athletes team up at event to raise money for MDA
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FDA approves local company's non-invasive test for colon cancer Video included

A new alternative for one of the most dreaded medical procedures is about to hit the market. Cologuard is the first ever non-invasive colorectal cancer test that can be taken under the privacy of your own home. More>>

Local resources available to help prevent suicide

According to Prevent Suicide Wisconsin, over 700 people in Wisconsin have died by suicide each year. More>>

Free clinic brings health care to hundreds in Madison area Video included

People in the Madison area got a chance to see a doctor for free Saturday at an annual free medical clinic. More>>

Wisconsin releases new Medicaid enrollment numbers

Newly released figures by Gov. Scott Walker's administration show that more than 60 percent of the people who lost state Medicaid coverage earlier this year did not purchase private insurance through the online marketplace. More>>

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