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PHOTO: Gwyneth Paltrow is involved again in this year's nationally-televised fundraiser for cancer research, which will air this Friday. Paltrow's father lost his life to cancer. Wisconsin is one of the national leaders in organizing watch parties for the telethon. Photo courtesy of Stand Up to Cancer.

MILWAUKEE - A national fundraiser to raise money to fight cancer will be telecast on dozens of broadcast and cable TV networks Friday, and three viewing parties are being set up to watch the broadcast in Wisconsin. Jill Haupt is a volunteer on the state leadership board of the American Cancer Socie...Read More

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PHOTO: Wisconsin has thousands of small streams such as this one, and the state's largest environmental group, Clean Wisconsin, says a recent manure spill of more than a million gallons that polluted the Little Eau Pleine River and netted the polluter a $464 fine sends the wrong message about keeping our environment clean. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey)

MADISON, Wis. - A recent manure spill of more than 1 million gallons that polluted the Little Eau Pleine River in Marathon County netted the offender a fine of only $464 from the Department of Natural Resources. Amber Meyer Smith, director of government relations for the state's largest environmen...Read More

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PHOTO: Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin children are in back-to-school mode, which requires drivers to be more alert for their presence, and to remember the rules of the road concerning school buses. (Photo courtesy of American Automobile Association)

MADISON, Wis. - With many private schools already in session in Wisconsin and the public schools soon to open, there are hundreds of thousands of young people to watch out for in neighborhoods everywhere. Nick Jarmusz, public affairs director for AAA Wisconsin, reminded drivers about a fundamental ...Read More

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PHOTO: Rescue inhalers are an important part of the life of a child with asthma. The American Lung Association says it's important to have an asthma action plan for your school-age child, and to discuss it with the school nurse. (Photo courtesy of American Lung Association)

MADISON, Wis. - As children start a new school year, it can be particularly challenging for parents of kids with asthma. Kathleen Shanovich is a former school nurse and a pediatric Nurse Practitioner for University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. "What is really helpful for sch...Read More

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IMAGE: This is a graphic representation of areas of a child's brain that are affected by stressors such as poverty, neglect and physical abuse. (Image provided by UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. – Chronic, toxic stress such as poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have a lasting impact, according to a study just completed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the co-authors of the study, Sarah Romens, says early childhood stress can affect a child for the re...Read More

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PHOTO: An independent study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health says there's no difference in concussion risk among high school football players using different brands of helmets. Photo credit: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

MADISON, Wis. - A just-released study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health concludes there's no difference in concussion rates among Wisconsin high school football players using different brands and ages of football helmets. Tim McGuine, se...Read More

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PHOTO: A new study from UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health shows too little healthy food is available to many Wisconsinites, and food insecurity is a statewide problem that has led to more obesity. Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin Extension Service.

MADISON, Wis. – In the land of cheese and bratwurst, a surprising 740,000 Wisconsinites are worried about going hungry. A recent study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows a significant portion of the state's population is worried about not having enough to...Read More

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Photo: Blood donations fall off during the summertime, and the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross says donations are needed right now, particularly O-negative blood. (Photo Courtesy American Red Cross)

MADISON, Wis. - Blood donations fall off in the summertime, but a Red Cross official says the need for blood does not. "People become busy with vacations and summer activities," said Ben Corey, external communications manager for the Badger Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Also, we do host blood...Read More

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